A LECTURER at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus has expressed disappointment with police.
The lecturer who wanted his named withheld said his Vura resident was burgled on Thursday.
“And when I call police for immediate help, I waited in vain,” he said.
He said the burglar broke into his residence and removed his laptop, mobile phone, camera, IPod and some cash.
“When I called police to come and investigate, they told me they will call back. I waited for half an hour before they called only to tell me that there was no transport at the station.
“Put yourself in that situation. It was very disappointing.”
He said he called Naha police but they did not respond as well.
“I have to bring myself to the central police station before police were sent to my residence.
“That to me was hopeless policing. How can police regain confidence when that is how they respond to emergencies?”
He appealed to police to improve their service for people.
“Police is our last hope. And if they cannot respond positively, then I’m afraid, this nation is insecure.
“You are responsible for security, law and order so you must do your job promptly as expected.”
He said police must stop some of their preferential responses to crimes.
By JOY BUAOKA