RAMSI’s Participating Police Force (PFF) Specialist Respond Group will provide that, according to its commander Paul Osborne.
“This cooperation is a clear indication of the close working relationship that continues to develop between PPF and the RSIPF,” Osborne said.
He said the training is vital for RSIPF to enabled them respond effectively to civil disorder or other situations that may arise and threaten peace and order.
Osborne said the training will also be conducted for provincial based officers.
“The Specialist Respond Group is the most highly trained and experienced group of its type.
“They regularly train and share best practise techniques with other elite specialist police units both in Australia and overseas.
“These include some of our closest law enforcement partners in the United States of America, Great Britain, continental Europe and Asia.
“They are always on standby here at GBR at any time 365 days of the year and are always ready to move at a very short notice and support the RSIPF and the national security requirements of the Solomon Islands.”
He said the group was deployed to the recent unrest in Gizo to assist the RSIPF stabilise the situation on the ground.
Osborne also revealed the Specialist Respond Group assisted earlier this year in the arrest of fugitive Stanley Gitoa before handing him over to RSIPF.
With no more RAMSI military on the group, the Specialist Respond Group will now fill the role.
By Elliot Dawea
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