The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will benefit greatly if its application to be a member of the INTERPOL is approved at its General Assembly which will be held in Beijing, China, later this month.
INTERPOL is the international police organisation designed to promote police cooperation against global crime. More than 190 countries are members of INTERPOL.
“RSIPF stands to benefit greatly from being a member of INTERPOL once it has been approved. We will have access to INTERPOL’s data base on stolen and missing passports as well as the data base on the names of wanted criminals from all over the world. This will greatly assist RSIPF in its work on transnational crime,” says Commissioner Matthew Varley.
“We’re hopeful that our membership application will approved but it’s a great time for the RSIPF to become a member of the international policing community after the departure of RAMSI,” says Commissioner Varley.
RSIPF plans to establish an INTERPOL Desk within its Transnational Crime Unit when approval for membership has been granted.
Commissioner Varley and a government representative will attend the INTERPOL General Assembly that will be held in Beijing from 26 September 2017.