3 RSIPF members received certificates as qualified armourers

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The three officers with their certificates.

Three officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) working in the National Respond Department (NRD) have received their certificates as qualified armourers from the Commissioner of Police, Matthew Varley today, 12 April 2018 at Rove Police Headquarters.

The three officers on 28 February 2018 completed written, oral and practical examination undertaken to assess competency which was delivered by NIOA PTY Ltd at Brisbane Facility in Australia.

Commissioner of Police, Matthew Varley during his speech to officers attending the parade, “Today we are going to witness three of our officers who had undergone Glock Armourer course training in Australia early this year (2018), become the first qualified armourers for the new RSIPF of today.”

“In recognition of the achievement you three officers displayed, you are awarded with a certificate internationally recognised, to maintain and repair all Glock firearms in the RSIPF possession. The certificates valid for three years and before expiry, you are required to update the model changes and reassess competency,” says Commissioner Varley.

He adds: “I am pleased and with the result you have set with 80% pass mark for written and archived 90% for oral and practical examinations. The achievement was verified by Glock Asia Hong Kong resulted to issue of authority/certificate to you. Congratulate officers for the achievement.”

Source: RSIPF Media