27 Aug 2019

Solomons police and ADF collaborate during exercise

5:46 pm on 27 August 2019

About 60 members of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force are taking part in a major exercise with officers from the Australian Defence Force around Choiseul and Western Provinces.

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Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins

Police said 'Exercise Coastwatchers' is being conducted until 5 September.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Alfred Uiga said the exercise aims to develop operational response capabilities to plan, conduct and support remote and outer island policing.

Mr Uiga said the participants will undergo several theory sessions and then take part in exercises to put what they have learnt into practice.

It's the third year the operation has taken place.