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Solomon Islands. 2003 ‘State Storage Regulations.’ National Report of the Solomon Islands on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 16-17. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Solomon Islands to the United Nations. 15 June

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[T]he offer of training and technical assistance by Australia and New Zealand at an August 2001 meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) led to the establishment of the Australia (AusAID)-funded Law and Justice Program.

Their continuing collaboration with the RSIP has led to significant progress in the areas of small arms accounting procedures, physical security, and disposal of both weapons and munitions.

The RSIP Firearms Policy proposal of 30 October, 2002, detailed in section 4(ii) below, outlines improved procedures for the management of police firearms…

The RSIP Firearms Policy proposal dictates that weapons registers are to be maintained by senior Armory staff and checked according to the following schedule:

- Daily: Armory staff is to ensure a daily count of firearms in the Armory, recorded in the daily diary as firearm type and quantity. Discrepancies are to be reported to the Superintendent and Inspector responsible for the management of the Armory.

- Weekly: Weekly audits consist of a spot check performed by the Superintendent and Inspector. Discrepancies are to be reported to the Deputy Police Commissioner (Operations). Results are recorded in the daily diary.

- Quarterly: Firearms serial numbers are to be checked against appropriate weapons registers by the Director of STAR Division. Discrepancies are to be followed up and rectified. Results are kept in the daily diary.

- Biannually: Exhibit weapons and privately-owned, seized or surrendered weapons held by the police are checked every six months. In the case of weapons held during court proceedings, the biannual audit determines whether court action is proceeding. If cases have been decided, court orders are sought to enable the return or disposal of weapons, as appropriate.

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