The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) yesterday (3 June 2021) farewelled three Solomon Islands Police Development Program (SIPDP) advisors in a ceremony held at Rove police headquarters.
RSIPF Commissioner Mostyn Mangau acknowledged and greatly appreciate the service rendered by SIPDP advisors during their time assisting RSIPF for the past years.
“On behalf of all ranks and files of the RSIPF I wish to acknowledge the contribution that you have made in different areas you serve within the RSIPF organisation during your time,” said Commissioner Mangau.
“Mr Mangau says, “Your contribution to capacity development within the RSIPF during your service is highly commended.”
SIPDP Commander, Paul Osborne during the brief farewell ceremony says, “I want to personally thank the RSIPF Commissioner, his senior executive and every single officer of the RSIPF who have supported the departing AFP Advisors and their work in Solomon Islands over the last four years.”
Commander Osborne says, “Without your patience, support and assistance these Advisors could not have successfully completed their deployment. Our friendship and cooperation has endured for almost 20 years. It is truly a ‘special relationship’ one that I am confident will continue into the future.”
Advisor representative, Mr Corey Wiggett says, “It has been a pleasure working with RSIPF over the last four years. The partnership between AFP and RSIPF is long standing and we are proud to have contributed in a small way to the great professional and personal relationship between us.’’
SIPDP advisors were presented each with a letter of appreciation, an International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal and an RSIPF plaque.