They are an integral part of the workforce, says Inspector Pauline Siaguru.
"There are many hardworking policewomen who are serving the Constabulary all over the country and they need to be given a pat on the back," she says.
Siaguru, Superintendent of Administration under Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr, said they had identified many outstanding policewomen during the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup operations in Port Moresby recently.
Commissioner of Police and staunch advocator of policewomen, Gari Baki, urged his commanders to consider their female counterparts as part of their workforce.
"They are part of our policing resources we have and make good use of them. If there are roles they can perform, give them the opportunity," says Baki.
The Commissioner said apart from Australia and New Zealand, many other Pacific Island countries are still struggling with their policewomen on numerous issues.
He says we are fortunate to have some of the most professional policewomen who are leading from the front.
(Chief sergeant Jennifer Aigilo, customarily recognised as a leader during the Commissioner’s police conference in Kimbe last week)