The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will re-open the Chinatown Police Post today in a brief ceremony.
As part of the reopening the post the Minister of Police and National Security will officiate at the occasion.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Police Jack Balaga said; the re-opening is a great achievement.
“It is a positive sign and a re-assurance of law and order for the people of this area of Honiara and the country. Having more police stations means hope for the future of the people of this country.”
He said, Chinatown Police Post will serve the nearby population within Chinatown, Vara Creek, Tuvaruhu, Koa Hill and other surrounding areas.
The PCC said it is good to have this post re-open because the public can easily access police services, the response times of Police when dealing with incidents will be reduced, and this will also allow the public and business community to obtain information and services without having to walk to Central or Kukum Police stations.
The Honiara City Police intent to use the post as a location to deploy front line officers on proactive policing patrols to liaise with the business and local community to develop a proactive approach to dealing with areas of concern within the community.
The post will also be a contact point for the community and visitors to Honiara, it will be utilised to as a base for interagency operations between the Police and Honiara City Council, to enforce local bylaws including the seven meter rule, this is to reduce the effect of litter on the environment and on the daily lives of the public.
With the multicultural society that exists in the Honiara City area and rapid expansion of the City new or reopened Police posts are needed to service the public and business community, the Policing of the City requires joint cooperation between all stakeholders, the Police, Honiara City Council, local businesses, and the local community to ensure a peaceful and safe Solomon Islands.
The police would like to make a special thank you to the Honiara City Council for their support in the re-opening of the post.
– Police Media