Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the White River Police Station have visited some of the community crime prevention committee as part of the west zone community engagement and crime prevention awareness program on 5 August 2021
Acting Commander and Crime Prevention Program Coordinator Staff Sergeant Macfretch Tesuatai says, “The principal objectives of the community awareness program was to empower the community to take ownership of issues affecting their communities and come about with ways to address them rather than blaming the police. Community to have trust and confidence with police and to prevent and control crimes in the community.”
Staff Tesuatai says, “The main aims of the activity is to re strengthening committees by means of discussing their roles, powers and responsibilities as well to ensure community and committees have trust and confidence with the police. It was also to re visit bylaws, community setup outputs and community situation updates and consider what the challenges community crime prevention committees have confronted in their communities.
The team visited four communities including Namoruka, Agape, Tasahe B, and Independence Valley. CPC have reported that crimes in their communities have reduce and appeal for the police to continue support them.
Most community in West Honiara are so thankful to the police for the community setup and the crime prevention program reaching their community. Their community are now safe and less disturbances. During the awareness police encouraged youth to involve with projects, activities in order to avoid involving on crime activities.
“I appeal to all CPC’s in West Honiara to stay calm while the program continues to roll out. I also appeal to all communities to respect the work of the CPC’s in the community together with the chiefs for the betterment of our community and our generation,” says Staff Sergeant Tesuatai.