New PPC for Western Province
THE new Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Western Province is Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu.
Police Commissioner Matthew Varley who is on his first visit to the Western Province introduced the new PPC to Premier Hon Wayne Maepioh during a courtesy meeting yesterday.
“I thank the Acting PPC Vincent Eria for his support and commitment during the absence of a PPC for the province as I have seen in the newspaper for myself the strong work that the police teams are doing here in the communities, strengthening the relationship between them,” said the Police Commissioner.
“The whole purpose of the police force is to serve the whole community and that is what I expect from my Senior Officers,” he commended.
According to the new PPC, he has assured that though it is his first time to take up the new police post, he will do his very best to continue on from where the Acting PPC has left to address police matters of the province.
Some areas where he is now eyeing strongly are on border issues and strengthening the Crime Prevention Strategy programme currently carried out by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in the country.
Western Province Premier Hon Wayne Maepioh after the introduction of the new PPC said that he is looking forward to working closely with the new Police Chief address certain issues of the province.
He also took the opportunity to thank the Police Commissioner and RSIPF for their continuous hard work in upholding the laws of the country and for their positive long standing relationship with the Western Provincial Government (WPG) as well.
Former Acting PPC Vincent Eria during this week when asked for his remarks to the welcoming of the new PPC assured positively for Island Sun Gizo that he is ready to work closely with the new Chief in addressing the issues of the province as he will still be second in command for the police force there.