THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will again mount an operation targeting anti-social behaviour, including noise and traffic matters.
Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the operation starts this Friday and ends on Sunday.
He said Police will be visible around Guadalcanal and Honiara.
“They will be targeting the hot spots they are aware of,” Mr Prendergast said.
“We are continuing to receive complaints from people about anti-social behaviour, loud noise and behaviour that is disturbing communities.
“The operation itself is important but by itself police activity won’t solve these issues,” Mr Prendergast said.
He urged the public to cooperate and support the operation.
“We can ensure the success of this type of operation is for everyone to behave respectfully and treat each other with respect.”
He said they need to be working with the community to solve these issues, where communities looked after their areas and inform police about these issues.
He said by working with the community they can come up with the strategies.
“Clearly alcohol is the big factor in this and it’s important families have conversation about the appropriate use of alcohol.”
Mr Prendergast said those who want to go out to have a good time must do it safely and appropriately so that it won’t affect others.
“People need to pay attention to noise.”
He said those having parties going into the evening, got to think about their neighbours that they will rest to get up the next day for work.
“We have seen a rise in complaints of noise over the last six months that is an issue in Honiara particularly.”
Mr Prendergast said they will try and deal with that but is also asking people live together respectfully.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN