The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) has farewelled eighteen officers who have retired from the Force during a ceremony held at Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara today 7 May 2021.
Commissioner of the RSIPF Mostyn Mangau says, “It’s a great honour for the RSIPF Executive to come out and wish and farewell our retired officers all the best for the next chapter in their live.”
“Today we are recognising a group of RSIPF officers who have served the Force with long standing distinction and pride over many years throughout the course of their careers. Some of the retirees unable to turn up due to other commitments today.”
Commissioner Mangau explains: “When you look back at the history of this organisation it is built on the hard work, determination and the courage of officers like those who are retiring today. On behalf of your RSIPF colleagues here during this ceremony, your colleagues across the country, and the people of Solomon Islands, we congratulate you, salute you for your service and we say thank you.”
The eighteen retired officers were serving in the provinces and Honiara and they are:
In his speech during the farewell ceremony, a representative of the retired officers Chief Superintendent Russel Tagini says, “We are happy that we have received our retirement this year. Though we have retired from the organisation, we will continue supporting the RSIPF.
Retired officer Chief Superintendent Tagini says, “Serving in the police is not that easy, it requires discipline, commitment and working together by officers and the Executive. We are now part of the outside community and we will work together with members of our community to ensure we have peace in our country.”
The officers have been presented with retirement certificates and plaques in commemoration of their service to the Force and people of Solomon Islands.