A National Community Policing Team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has recently conducted an awareness program to special needs students of San Isandro School in Northwest Guadalcanal.
The awareness talk was focused on Crime Prevention Strategy.
A release from the RSIPF Media Unit says, Assistant Special Coordinator for RAMSI, Mr Masi Lomaloma form part of the team and presented talks on RAMSI’s draw down and the limited rearmament.
The program started at three o’clock on Friday 25th March 2017 with opening remarks from San Isandro School Principal.
During the awareness program, Sergeant John Manegaua from National Community Policing Office stated that the drivers of crime are Alcohol and Drugs, Family Violence, Issues affecting Youths and Environment & Resources.
He says one drivers of crime is Violence against women, especially domestic violence which is commonly practice in Solomon Islands adding young Women are most vulnerable to it.
Sgt John adds that high birth rates, low investment in youth and high youth unemployment and Limited education opportunities are drivers of crime.
“Other factors contributing to drivers of crimes are Land disputes, ownership issues and Logging disputes leading to violence.”
San Isandro School Principal Mr Elias Weago appreciated the awareness program and thanked the team.
He says the message will be communicated to the students and ensure it was pass on to others.
The school Principal also requested Police to continue with such programs which he believes will help the students especially on Law and Order to equip them.
The program wraps up with a Rugby sporting activity between San Isandro student and staff.