26 Jan 2017

Prendergast optimistic about Solomons future

From , 4:05 pm on 26 January 2017

Solomon Islands outgoing former police commissioner says he leaves the country optimistic about its future.

Frank Prendergast, whose official duties ended yesterday took charge of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force in 2014, a tumultuous year for policing with massive floods in April and national elections in November.

Mr Prendergast says he took charge of a well trained police force that was hampered by a lack of unity at the executive level which he says was partly a result of it not having had a official police commissioner for 17 months prior to his arrival.

He spoke with Koroi Hawkins about his tenure.

Solomon Islands Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast, (foreground).

Solomon Islands Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast, (foreground). Photo: RNZI/ Koroi Hawkins