THE country has experienced yet another relatively low crime rate over the past weeks.
Commissioner of Police, Frank Prendergast revealed this on Thursday.
Mr Prendergast who was recently appointed as head of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) said that it was indeed encouraging to see Solomon Islands, which was once stricken by lawlessness and the ethnic conflict, rebuilding itself and experiencing low crime rates week in week out.
“It is indeed a pleasing sight to have such a low crime rate throughout the country, especially leading up to the national general elections.
“This is all thanks to the good coordination between members of the RSIPF and also the general public,” he said.
Mr Prendergast said that as head of the RSIPF, he and the Force would want to see more of such assistance and cooperation between the public and the RSIPF in cracking down on crime and unwanted activities not only in the national capital but throughout the entire country.
“I would want to see this (low crime rate) continue and the public continue working closely with police to maintaining law and order in the Solomon Islands,” he said.
By JEREMY INIFIRI