The newly opened Forensic Centre of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is seen as an upscale of our police officers to take over law and order as RAMSI exits.
This is what the Australian Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said in his key note address at the official opening of the two floor complex, Thursday at the Rove Police Headquarters.
Mr Keenan said the new facility acknowledges the up scaling of RSIPF of the fact that they are now in a very good position to take over command of law and order as they have been doing for the past four years over the whole of Solomon Islands and importantly to have the technology they need to keep up with the advancements in modern policing.
“We, the good guys have got to be smarter than the bad guys.
“That is the real important thing that we need to take about modern policing.
“The thing is about bad guys is can be quite lucrative here in the pacific and around other parts of the world.
“We have got to make sure that we have best technology that can keep up and check them.”
“The Forensic is vastly important part of that.”
He said that the new complex is going to be the Centre of excellence for forensics here in Solomon but hopefully for the wider region as stated by the police commissioner.
“Finger prints, the ability to use mobile devices against the bad guys because of course if you are the bad guys, the mobile phone is your worst enemy.
“And here we will be able to digitally examine mobile phones and how to use them how to catch criminals which is a vastly important part of modern policing.”
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN