Senior sergeant, Bill Werake was officially acknowledged by Member for Moresby South and APEC Minister, Justin Tkatchenko and time-honoured by officers of the Badili Police station in a parade.
In his remarks, PSC Werake said addressing law and order in Moresby South is something that Badili police cannot do on its own hence he called on the support from all stakeholders.
He said in order to maintain peace, causes need to identified and eradicated from its roots so this can create an environment conducive for residents and businesses.
The PSC challenged officers that change and self-discipline needs to start with the self which is also something that is lacking in most officers in the RPNGC.
“We need to pull up our socks and while there is a need for more action and discipline, instead of being reactive, we must also stand to be more proactive in response to situation.
Meantime, the APEC Minister and member for Moresby south, Justin Tkatchenko also stressed on the lack of community policing, police visibility in public areas, as well as the rise of sexual violence in the electorate.
The Minister said such acts are uncalled for and a disgrace to the image of the Moresby south electorate, further challenging the police officers to do their jobs to the best of their ability.
He also stressed for the officers to ensure that they deal diligently with people found to be involved in situations caused from the illegal use of homebrew and drugs.
“We must not entertain these criminal acts in our communities,” Tkatchenko said.