13 Oct 2017

Solomons' police prepare second Darfur deployment

4:26 pm on 13 October 2017

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has commissioned a second deployment of five officers to the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur.

The five new RSIPF Officers  (standing) being deployed on the UN Peacekeeping Mission to Sudan with the Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare (sitting centre), Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Hon. Moses Garu (sitting left) and the Commissioner, Matthew Varley.

The five new RSIPF Officers (standing) being deployed on the UN Peacekeeping Mission to Sudan with the Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare (sitting centre), Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Hon. Moses Garu (sitting left) and the Commissioner, Matthew Varley. Photo: supplied

This was marked with a commissioning parade today at Rove, where the first deployment of five officers, which returned last month after spending one year in Sudan, was also welcomed back.

The five returning officers were each awarded the RSIPF International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal in recognition of their contributions to the UN.

The police commissioner, Matthew Varley, said the deployments on the UN Peacekeeping Mission are great achievements for Solomon Islands and its police force.

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