Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr when officially launching the toll free emergency number thanked Digicel for the partnership with the police to fight crime in Lae city.
“This marks a milestone achievement for Lae Police by going into partnership with Digicel in providing an effective avenue in enabling the general public to reach Police when there is an emergency.
“After some negotiations between the office of the Metropolitan superintendent Lae and Digicel PNG, we have been able to be allocated a Police Toll Free Free number, which can be easily accessed by the public.”
He said the public had been accessing the Police through a landline number which – 4735401- but at a cost.
However, he said the toll free number now enables the public to access Police at no cost at all from a Digicel number.
“We have already launched and have in operation a Facebook page, which Digicel is supporting with 4GB of internet coverage allocated to the Administrators.
“These are strategies put in place to bring Policing services, through information sharing closer and more accessible for the public to Police.”
Wagambie acknowledged the presence of Digicel Lae General Manager Brian Malone for his support in putting everything together as well as Alan McLay with his various inputs throughout the process and the members of the Australian Police.
Photos courtesy of Sylver Yagi: Digicel Lae General Manager Brian Malone and Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr.