COMMISSIONER of Correctional Services Solomon Islands, Francis Haisoma had encouraged newly graduated correctional services officers to perform to professional standards when they take up official duties following their graduation.
The CSSI Commissioner made the call during a graduation ceremony of 20 new correctional services officers.
“I encourage you to embrace your carrier professionally.
“You represent CSSI and the Solomon Islands Government as you go about your daily duties. And in view of that I expect you to fully uphold the values of our great organization and perform your duties to the best of your abilities,” Mr Haesoma told the new graduates.
He told them: “Your work will at times be challenging and even stressful, but you should not feel alone when carrying out your duties.
“You have experienced officers available to assist and guide you when needed as you will be playing a major role in contributing to the protection of communities ensuring that the people of Solomon Islands are able to enjoy a peaceful and harmonious lifestyle.”
Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police Edmund Sikua said, “you have been pushed to the limits and have been restricted from doing what you have been doing before enlisting.”
“CSSI is a disciplined organisation, and I hope you have been informed of the regulations on how you conduct yourself, how you behave on or off duty.
“I am sure you have read and understood the Correctional service act 2007 and the correctional service regulations on discipline,”Mr Sikua concluded.
This year’s recruitment was male dominated; with no female.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI