Police Chief visits Central Islands Province


Police Commissioner Matthew Varley has successfully concluded his second provincial tour to Tulagi, in the Central Islands Province (CIP), last week.

Mr. Varley present certificate to a female officer. Photos: Police Media.

A statement from the Police Media Unit says, upon arrival at Tulagi, Commissioner Varley inspected an Officers parade and handed out certificates of appreciation to the officers stationed in Tulagi.

Members of Central Islands Provincial assembly welcome the Commissioner of Police.

Welcoming Commissioner Varley, Provincial Police Commander of CIP, Patricia Leta said, it is an honour and privilege for the Commissioner to visit Tulagi station and its officers.
Speaking to the officers after the parade, Commissioner Varley commended their community policing work and reminded them (officers) of their responsibility to the community.

“As the police, we need the communities support and trust to carry out our duties in any environment,” Mr Varley said in the statement.

“Commissioner Varley reiterated the point that the police officers were representing him in the community and the image of the RSIPF depended on their individual behaviour in the communities they worked in.

“Commissioner Varley also paid a courtesy call on the Premier of Central Islands Province and his executive.

Right, Premier Central Province and Commissioner of Police.

“Premier Patrick Vasuni welcomed Commissioner Varley to his provincial headquarters.”
Commissioner Varley met with the premier and informed him of the work being done by RSIPF and the final withdrawal of RAMSI.

The Commissioner also visited the new and still under construction Police Headquarters in Tulagi.

The Commissioner also visited the market and chatted to locals during his brief stop at the market.