Thankyou for allowing space on your paper to comment on the behavior and attitude of a senior police inspector in Noro.
On the 18th of March 2023, I was standing inside a Chinese shop in Noro and witnessed a senior police inspector who was later known to me as Robert Hickie. He walked in, collected a dozen eggs and walked away without paying for them, claiming that the eggs were bad.
The owner of the shop told him to pay for it or to put it back, but he paid with no attention and left the shop.
With other issues, every time we called for the police to attend to our reports, the reply from the officers was no vehicle or no fuel, but then we saw this senior inspector always driving around freely.
I recall way back in the 1980s when my late father was a former staff sergeant at the central police station in Honiara.
Those were the days when police discipline was very strong.
You can hardly see any police officer driving around with his wife in a marked police vehicle or misused police vehicles, but only for official police duties.
The action of this senior inspector does not reflect the core values of the RSIPF
But I salute the hard-working junior police officers at Noro.