THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in their active campaign to curb crime has employed a proactive policing program.
RSIPF is training young people with music lessons at the Saint Albans Parish at Tandai, West Honiara.
Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said this is one of the on-going programs as part of the RSIPF crime prevention strategy.
“The RSIPF band will be training about 90 young people on how to understand music theory.”
He said given that RSIPF have musical instruments available, this will include the use of those musical instruments.
“It is just a way of giving people another perspective on music, something useful, a skill and certainly helps develop RSIPF engagement and understanding with young people.
The police chief thinks this is a great program for the young people.
He said the training is quiet a comprehensive one and will run for four months following the launching last Sunday.
“Since it is two hours training a day twice a week, it requires a lot of discipline from the students to complete the program.
“We run a similar program late last year and got a good feedback from the participants.
Mr Prendergast also acknowledged the cooperation between Saint Alban Parish, youth groups and the RSIPF in terms of training young people in music.
Participants will be presented with a certificate at the end of the training.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN