Historic Vanuatu Police Force Open Day

Members of the VMF Infantry Company in yesterday’s parade

The Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) displayed its strength during an impressive parade yesterday for the first ever VPF Open Day.

The two-day event is an opportunity for students, communities and the public to learn and enhance their knowledge on Police work.

Speaking at the event, Acting Police Commissioner and Commander Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF), Colonel Iavro Robson stressed that the Open Day is a time for Force members to showcase their roles and functions within all elements; the Police, Police Maritime Wing and Vanuatu Mobile Force.

He saluted all the officers for the great effort put towards this two-day event.

Iavro encouraged members of the general public to make use of this event to ask questions to get a better understanding of the Force.

Director General of Internal Affairs, Cherol Ala joined the Acting Police Commissioner to applaud all who have worked hard to ensure this event is successful.

She acknowledged the members of VPF for their outstanding performance towards providing security and maintaining peace in the communities.

Speaking on the theme, 'In Partnership For Better Security,' the DG admitted that collaboration between the Police and communities is paramount.

She called on the communities to work closely to address arising social issues that is impacting the society today.

"Police will help you if you help the police."

It is everyone's business to ensure safer communities.

Meanwhile, the two-day event will end today. Members of the public are invited to participate in the activities or visit the booths and ask for assistance or advices relating to the work of VPF.

There are also a number of services being offered within the different booths. These includes issuance of police clearances, receiving payments for firearms licences, and getting blood and sugar tests by the Medic Team.

The VMF Engineering Unit is also displaying furniture and interested members of the public can place their order for furniture at reasonable prices.

All police stakeholders were acknowledged for always supporting police work. Words of appreciation was also conveyed to sponsors of the Open Day event.

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