Public praises police

MEMBERS of the public have expressed gratitude and commend Police for providing security which resulted in the peaceful final soccer matches yesterday afternoon.

The grand final match between Isabel Frigates and Makira had attracted thousands of Honiara residents who jam-packed the stadium and around the stadium despite the scorching heat.

“We thanked the police for a splendid job not only during this soccer match but also throughout the past weeks when this country hosted a number of big events,” one senior citizen told the Solomon Star yesterday.

He said a week prior to the Independence Day celebration, police started executing their duties.

“That followed by the PIDF meeting, the MSG summit and now this big soccer final. Police are doing a splendid job therefore they deserve congratulations and must be thanked for ensuring crime-free events.”

He said the RSIPF visibility at these venues show how committed police are in guaranteeing public security.

“For this, police officers or RSIPF must be commended,” he said.

Another member also shared the same sentiments while acknowledging private security firms who sent in their guard officers to Lawson Tama.

“Many times, people are quick to criticise police, but these big events were completed successfully with the great help of police presence on the streets and at the venues.

“They deserve commendation even from the government.”