The event was hosted on August 13 at the Stanley Hotel and Suites in Port Moresby.
The Royal Solomon Islands Police’s International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal was presented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, in appreciation of the efforts of the PNG police in helping to restore law and order after a civil disorder in 2000 in the Solomon Islands.
Andrews said he was proud of the RPNGC members who represented Papua New Guinea (PNG) and provided direct support to the Royal Solomon Island Police Force to assist in the development of law enforcement initiatives under the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
He thanked the members for diligently serving in the Solomon Islands as part of RAMSI between 2003 and 2017.
“I’m proud that you were able to represent the RPNGC in an international law-enforcement environment. I am sure that you are grateful for the opportunities that were given to you, and I’m sure you have made many good friends while in Honiara, Solomon Islands,” Andrews stated.
(Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Police Operations presenting the Royal Solomon Islands Police's International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal to Assistant Commissioner Logistics Tonny Duwang)