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RSIPF impressed with work of Crime Prevention Committees in Choiseul

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Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at Taro Police Station have thanked the Crime Prevention Committees (CPC) of Panarui and Sasamunga in South Choiseul for bringing forward five suspects who allegedly committed different crimes in their communities to the police on 13 February 2020.

The five suspects were formally arrested by police officers at Taro for the alleged offence of drunk and disorderly, using insult and abusive words and malicious damage. The suspects were warned several times by the CPCs but continued with their same attitude resulting in them being taken to Taro Police Station.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria says “I was very impressed with the great job done by the members of the CPCs of those two communities in transporting the suspects to Taro Police Station.  This is a role model and the positive impact of the Crime Prevention Strategy in both communities.”

 “I encourage other CPCs in communities in Choiseul Province to do the same in working together with your police to combat crime and anti-social behaviour for the good of our province and our nation Solomon Islands.” The five suspects were placed in police custody and later dealt with by officers and charged to appear in court at a later date.

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