Police Urges Public to Report Any Crocodile Sightings

Police urged public to report any crocodile sightings.

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has called on the Public at large to report any crocodile sightings to the Police.

Police Commissioner Acting Juanita Matanga said the call was made as part of their work to crackdown on those dangerous reptiles.

Mrs Matanga said Police is very concern with the increasing growth the the number of crocodiles throughout the country. They are a threat to the security and livelihoods of communities especially after several deaths have been recorded as a result of crocodile attacks.

She said if anyone has any sightings on any of those reptiles, they should report the matter to any nearest police station or call the police communication centre so that police can take action to get rid of them.

Meanwhile, Supervising Director of the National Response Department, Superintendent Rex Waiwori has recently revealed a total of 27 crocodiles have already been killed by Police Response Team (PRT) after they were rearmed in May, last year.

“RSIPF has conducted several operations to manage the crocodile population throughout the country. These operations are conducted following requests from communities after they sighted the reptiles in their areas,” he added.

Mr Waiwori said should anyone have sighted the reptiles, they should call the police on phone 23666 or the police toll free number 999.