RAMSI hands over new Tulaghi Police station

The people of Central Islands Province will benefit from a new Police Station in Tulaghi built by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

The station was handed over to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) during an official ceremony witnessed by several hundred people in the provincial capital on 18 May 2017.

“These multi-million dollar new facilities are much more than a spacious and modern workplace for the RSIPF, it is an investment in the future of the province and a base for the community and police to continue to work together to prevent crime and maintain law and order,” said Quinton Devlin, RAMSI’s Special Coordinator.

“The central location of the new police station means the police are living and working among the community. This is significant as the RSIPF rolls out it’s new Crime Prevention Strategy,” said Mr Devlin. Commander of the RAMSI Participating Police Force (PPF), John Tanti, who also took part in the handing over ceremony, thanked the RAMSI project managers and local contractor, Bako Construction, who completed the construction of the police station on time.

“The new police station offers greater functionality, with enough office space for each of the police units to operate, access to the RSIPF’s computer systems, and international-standard police cells,” Mr Tanti said.

The Commander PPF said: “I am confident that under the leadership of the Provincial Police Commander, Central Province, the new police station will be taken care of and that the members of the public will also assist in looking after the new facilities to serve them for many years to come”.

During its 14 years in Solomon Islands, RAMSI has built and renovated police stations and posts across the country.