Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) including the executive, ranks and files and the current group of new recruits in Honiara on 7 December 2017 attended an interfaith and thanks giving service at the Archdiocese of Honiara Holy Cross Cathedral.
This is the last RSIPF interfaith church service to be held this year giving the opportunity for the officers to reflect on this year’s achievements and challenges.
“This is the final interfaith service to be held this year and it is good to give thanks, glory and honour to our almighty God for his continuous guidance all throughout this year,” says RSIPF Chief of Staff, Chief Superintendent Evelyn Thugea.
She adds: “Churches are an important RSIPF stakeholder. It is through the continuous prayers of the Christians in our churches that has helped us come this far.”
A one minute silence was observed during the interfaith church service in remembrance of police officers who passed away in their line of duty during 2017.
During his message to the police officers, Holy Cross Parish Administrator, Father Peter Houhou says: “As police officers, you contribute a lot to our country in terms of upholding law and order, therefore build your foundation on the rock which is our Almighty Father.”
RSIPF Commissioner, Matthew Varley thanked the officers for their hard work and dedication throughout this year in the despite all the challenges.
“I want to thank my officers all across the country for the hard work this year. This year we had many achievements and challenges but we should be thankful to each other we were able to come through. The country needs us so let’s come back stronger in 2018. To the recruits, you have made the right choice to serve your people and this nation as a whole. Let us make this country safe this Christmas.”
- RSIPF Media