Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC)

RPNGC to form special investigation team

In a statement, he said this is part of the Constabulary’s bid to clean-up the city in preparations for the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit in November.

Selected members of the Constabulary with good standing and character would be randomly selected from the Internal Affairs Directorate, Mobile Squads and Criminal Investigation Division to form this special investigation team.

Baki said this after detectives investigating a passport and visa scam arrested a policeman yesterday for allegedly receiving K50,000 from an Asian suspect.

RPNGC structure reviewed

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) is no different.

After 26 years since an overview structure was produced for the RPNGC, Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, presented its latest and reviewed structure for the constabulary to the Department of Personnel Management.

During the SOM1 meetings last month, Baki made it clear that it was the constabulary’s intention to support the government’s plans in ensuring that the minimum service delivery framework at National Planning talks must be complemented in the structure.

Dry run for APEC motorcade conducted

This morning’s exercise was a culmination of 5 years of joint security preparation and planning for APEC.

The 2018 APEC summit is gaining momentum and all preparations of the Joint Security Task Force since 2013 are now being put to test.

The exercise this morning was to test all security capacities and elements required for and during the APEC summit.

“The exercise was designed to test our preparedness and elements that are all going to take part in the APEC operations,” reiterated Assistant Commissioner Naua Vanuawaru.

Traffics gears up for upcoming events

Director for Traffics, Joe Joseph, said the officers who have graduated from their training sessions for 2018 are prepared to carry that out.

Joseph said this with regards to the upcoming Rugby World Cup event that will be held at the end of the month.

“Events hosted and needs our skill set to provide escort will help to build the training experiences of the officers to improve their skills where necessary, leading up to the Summit in 2018.”

Police say they will not vacate houses

Police Association President, Lowa Tambua has warned Red Sea Housing that giving ultimatums by way of threat is unhealthy.

Tambua warns that the policemen and women who have already settled up at the new barracks will not move out that easily.

“Come your 30 days, they will not move out and you will only be looking for trouble.”

He reiterated that the outstanding payment is a matter between you (Red Sea) and the government adding that Red Sea cannot just move these people out like this.

Hunters join ‘Senisim Pasin’ campaign

The event especially aims to advocate against gender-based violence through PNG Tribal Foundation’s ‘Senisim Pasin’ campaign.

The friendly game is an initiative of Advisor to the PNG – Australia Police Partnership (APP), Sergeant Dean Saddler, and SP PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum.

The ‘Senisim Pasin’ campaign is a strategic initiative of the PNG Tribal Foundation in alliance with the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development (StaRS).

Police recruits to graduate this week

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary recruits new officers every year to undergo training at the Bomana Police College outside Port Moresby.

These graduates have undergone three basic police training units.

This will be the second group of officers’ graduation; they started their training in 2016.

The first group passed out in April last year.

In the meantime, the RPNGC is suspending recruitment for 2017 while a review will be carried out on all existing recruitment criteria, protocols and procedures.

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Lack of supervisory role hinders Constabulary

Chief Superintendent Robert Ali mentioned this during the commissioner’s annual conference in Kimbe that while they point fingers at the new recruits who just passed out from the police college, senior officers must also cop the blame for not taking a leading role.

“We must also be blamed for lacking in field supervision. The young and energetic police personnel just completed their training and are eager to join the journey in policing.

“Their future depends entirely on us as leaders and we have to take the lead in the supervisory roles,” Ali told his senior officers.

Turi takes action on discipline in the force

Turi says discipline was an issue before he had taken office as MetSup and there were too many rogue officers running loose.

“We have grouping system, wantok system and favoritism and one officer has his own group of officers who over ride and over rule all other officers in the city,” says Turi.

 Turi says he has done away with all this issue existing of grouping system in force and that there are only special groups to do specific duties in the force.

Superintendent Kombe calls it a day after 31 of years’ service

One of them being Superintendent for Operations and Police Station Commander for Boroko Police Station Brian Kombe.

Kombe has spent 31 years in the force, having joined the police force in 1985.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi commended Kombe during the farewell parade yesterday for the years he had put into the force in making sure the needs of the general public were met.