A Solomon Islands cabinet minister says the Melanesian Spearhead Group, or MSG, countries need their police forces aligned because of their shared goals of economic growth, sustainable development, good governance, peace and security.
The MSG Police Ministers' meeting has just concluded in Fiji.
The chair, Solomons' Minister for Civil Aviation and Communication, Peter Shanel, had allowed for a number of important initiatives to be considered.
Fiji's Defence Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola told the meeting the isolated nature of the Pacific islands makes them vulnerable to criminal activities which know no borders.
He said technology and globalisation have brought new problems to Melanesia and require a united and concerted effort.
The MSG has been calling for the establishment of several shared units to assist with security, policing, peace keeping operations and humanitarian response.