Deputy Commissioner of police operations, Jim Andrews, says the team will be made up of CID, Forensics and two fire officers.
Andrews says the team has been tasked to establish facts into the riots and subsequent burning of the aircraft and property in Mendi.
Earlier this morning, troops set to fly into Mendi via Hagen departed Port Moresby.
Andrews adds that at present, the situation in Mendi is quiet but tense.
The security teams have also reported to be on standby following rumours of convoy of vehicles en route from Kaugua-Erave and Nipa.