42 officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have been promoted to different supervising positions within the force during a brief ceremony at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara yesterday 18 January 2022.
Among the total promoted officers, seven were females.
Speaking at the ceremony, Commissioner Mostyn Mangau congratulate the officers and told the officers “Your promotions are challenging as you take on the new leadership positions to drive the RSIPF.”
“Discipline among officers has been an issue recently within the Force with officers forgetting the Oath they took when they joined the RSIPF. As supervisors you are expected to show a good example to officers that you will be supervising,” Commissioner Mangau told the newly promoted officers.
“Your promotions are significant for RSIPF and the people of Solomon Islands. The future of RSIPF is vested on your shoulders. I, as your Commissioner look forward to working with you as you take up your new roles and responsibilities.”
“Leadership comes with responsibilities and responsibilities come with challenges but as a team we can archive our goals. The RSIPF strategic directions and core values set a clear direction for us. Even our national motto is very clear: ‘To lead is to serve,” says Commissioner Mangau.
The new promotions, approved by the Commissioner of Police, will take effect immediately.