ABOUT 40 new police recruits will kick off their intensive police training next Monday.
Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Frank Prendergast confirmed this during a press conference on Thursday.
The newly recruited officers were selected from all the 9 provinces across the country.
“We have got 40 new recruits that will be starting their training as of Monday.
“They will be here for sixteen weeks of intensive police training,” he said.
According to the Police chief, the new recruits will be undergoing trainings involving; physical fitness, administration, scenario training, and they will also be trained about how they will react in particular situations.
The interesting part of the training is that, they will be on attachment so that they will be able to train and learn on the job, the Police Commissioner highlighted.
“Interestingly, in this process the recruits will be doing attachments at the Central Police Station so that they will learn on the job as well,” Mr Prendergast added.
The recruitment comes after a good number of police officers have reached their retirement age and have been farewelled last week.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA