11 Oct 2017

Solomons' crime prevention strategy making strides

10:24 pm on 11 October 2017

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force says its Crime Prevention Strategy is recording early successes.

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Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins

Under the scheme the police have been setting up crime prevention committees around the country.

The deputy commissioner of police operations, Gabriel Manelusi, said these crime prevention committees had facilitated the voluntary surrender of murder suspects and the voluntary surrender of guns and ammunition.

Mr Manelusi said there had also been a reduction in social disorder issues across the country.

So far 144 Ward Crime Prevention Committees have been set up along with an additional 249 community committees.