Police in Solomon Islands say community support will be the backbone of their crime prevention strategy post RAMSI.
The Australian and New Zealand led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands departs the country at the end of next month having spent 14 years and billions of tax-payer dollars rebuilding both the country and its police force after a bloody ethnic conflict.
The deputy police commissioner of Solomon Islands Gabriel Manelusi says RAMSI leaves a highly trained and well equipped force which is ready to stand on its own two feet.
He spoke with Koroi Hawkins who began by asking him about a two week gun amnesty launched on Monday, the second in Solomon Islands history.
The first was conducted in 2003, shortly after the arrival of RAMSI and the end of the ethnic conflict.