Pacific Games 2023 (PG23) Security Planning Team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), had been boosted with a workshop on security event planning yesterday (18 April 2023).
The workshop was coordinated and delivered by experts from China Police Liaison Team, (CPLT) focussing on Safety Management of major events in preparation for the PG23 which will happen from 19 November to 2 December 2023.
Assistant Commissioner (AC) National Operation Evelyn Thugea who is a board member within the Games Organising Committee (GOC) and Chair lady of Security said as part of the Host Contract- signed between Pacific Games Council and Solomon Island Government -National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands in 2016, the Host country must provide a certain level of security for the Pacific Games family.
AC Thugea said the mandate of the RSIPF is to provide a safe and secure environment to support the government, successfully host the Pacific Games.
She said this workshop is very important for the RSIPF Security Planning Team to hear experiences and lessons learnt from counterparts who had organised such major events in the past. What we have learnt in this workshop will assist and enhance the RSIPF progress and its plans according to our local context.
Thugea acknowledges the CPLT support in facilitating this workshop, which provides an opportunity for exchanging of ideas and experiences as RSIPF prepares security-planning arrangements for a safe PG23.
Expert on Major Event Security Mr. GAO Yuan of the CPLT said the content of this workshop focused mainly on ticket and cards management, on-site supervision and application of technology systems involved in the security operation of large-scale events, and sharing experience of the Beijing Summer and Winter Olympics. CPLT is here to support RSIPF for capacity building and work with the RSIPF PG23 security planning team.
Lead Planner of the Pacific Game Security Planning Team Superintendent Fred SUHARA says, “I appreciate the training offered by the CPLT with Beijing Summer and Winter Olympics experiences. The participants were given some insights on the Beijing Summer and Winter Olympics experiences. Site visit to the main stadium and venues is essential to the PG23 security planning next step.”
Officers of the RSIPF PG23 Security Planning Team and Supervising Director National Event Management and Special Event Planning (NEMSEP), Inspector Harry Vanosi attended the workshop.