"I help the victims because its my job as a police officer and I have to feed them at home."
When Florence Teiraru of Buala Police Station spoke at a conference currently underway in Honiara, she expressed the words summarised in the heading to this article.
Florence was explaining to her audience the need for a Family Support Centre at Buala to be able to deal with issues of family violence.
In the absence of a proper FSC facility she explained that it was her duty to help the victims.
Much of a police officer�s work requires the ability to relate to those going trough incredible hardships and show compassion, while still� remaining professional.
I am pleased to acknowledge Florence�s duty of care to others in the service of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF).