Commissioner of Police Matthew Varley will leave the country this weekend to attend the Pacific Islands Police Conference to be held in Guam next week.
He confirmed this during his weekly press conference yesterday at the Rove police headquarters.
Varley said Guam is hosting the conference for the first time and the annual event was organised to encourage police chiefs around the pacific region to come together once a year to share information and updates on the progress of work in their countries relating to best policing practices.
Deputy Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi will accompany Varley for the conference.
Varley said he and Manelusi will present the report on the readiness of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for the post RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) era.
“More so, we will also provide updates on the implementation of the Crime Prevention Strategy of the RSIPF,” Varley added.
He said the conference will look at areas of cooperation in training, information sharing and intelligence exchange.
Varley said Juanita Matanga will be acting as commissioner in his absence and on that note urged the RSIPF and the public to cooperate in supporting her.
By AATAI JOHN