Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force at Taro in Choiseul Province had a muster with the border review team led by Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Police National Capital and Crime Prevention (RSIPF COVID-19 Operation Commander) Simpson Pogeava on 24 May 2021.
“We are here for the purpose of what you officers here in Taro, Gizo and Honiara have done for this country in relation to the border security as we try to fight against this COVID-19 disease,” says AC Pogeava.
AC Pogeava adds, “The objective of this review is to make sure that we are cost effective as we all know that this border operation had deployed with a lot of resources.”
Speaking at the musters Assistant Commissioner (AC) National Operation Everlyn Thugea says, “We understand that this pandemic has been affecting us for a year now and who knows how long it will take. However, reviewing of this operation is very essential as we look into what needs to be done, what improvement needed and what has to be maintained in order to keep up and to step forward into the level of securing our borders.”
AC Thugea says, “We are well aware how easily COVID-19 could transmit and with a great initiative done to create contingency plans by the deployed Police Response Team (PRT) to Taro. I believe it will assist if there is any positive case arise within our work environment or in the community to protect our families and us. We have to apply precautionary measures at all times as advised by the health experts to protect us.”
“It has truly a miles stone for the RSIPF even though we are just a supporting agency to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS). We have done a lot and am so proud of you by taking part in this operation. Because of your commitments no cases of COVID-19 have entered into our shore through our borders.”
“I want to thank the communities in Choiseul Province for assisting police officers with their daily mandated jobs, especially for supporting them in working together during these trying times.”
“I want to acknowledge you police officers for the comments and recommendations raised with feedback. It will assist us on how we will plan this operation and how we can manage either in the short or long term as operation continues on,” says AC Thugea.