The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands says the decision on whether to re-arm parts of the country's police force is now being considered by the government.
RAMSI's assistant special coordinator, Masi Lomaloma, says months of consultations have revealed three main public views on limited re-armament.
He says the largest group supports the initiative.
"But their support was conditional on the safeguards being put in place. The second group is the ones that they want a total re-arming of the RSIPF and then the last group they opposed the re-arming. This group was a minority, you know not many opposed the re-arming."
Mr Lomaloma says the report also recommends suitable firearms and regulationsfor the units to be re-armed which include the Police Response Unit, the Close Protection Unit and Aviation Security and Control.