He said the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Management under the leadership of Commissioner Gari Baki has done everything within its powers to ensure members of the Constabulary are disciplined.
“Since Commissioner Baki took over in 2015, he declared the three years from 2015-2017 as the years of discipline.
“Within those three years, many policemen have been dealt with in regards to disciplinary issues and 250 of them were dismissed from the force upon convictions by the courts and through the internal Police disciplining process.
“This was in response to concerns made by the public that the Police hierarchy was not taking action on members of the force who were undisciplined, corrupt or abusive,” Deputy Commissioner Huafolo said.
He said the Constabulary will not stop taking action against its members although dismissing the undisciplined, corrupt and abusive members would affect the Constabulary’s intention to raise the number of police personnel up to the Government approved strength of 10,000 police officers by 2018.
Mr Huafolo said the Police Top Management is quite concerned over discipline issues and has done its utmost best to address all these discipline problems and will continue to do so.
“The statistics are an indication of the Management’s commitment and seriousness in dealing with discipline problems,” Mr Huafolo said, adding that the Constabulary will continue to maintain a zero tolerance level on corrupt and undisciplined police officers.