NZ officers to help RPNGC for APEC 2018

New Zealand High Commissioner Sue Mackwell announced the arrival of the New Zealand Police Service officers in Papua New Guinea.

The officers are here to assist the Royal PNG Constabulary prepare for the 2018 APEC meetings.

“Twelve New Zealand Police Service officers arrived in the country and other three are expected to join in early next year to work alongside with the counterparts, the Australian Federal Police to assist the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary prepare for the APEC meetings,” High Commissioner Mackwell said.

New Zealand’s assistance will be specifically directed to build the capacity and capability of the RPNGC close protection personnel to provide effective security during the 2018 leaders’ summit and the related lead up meetings.


Picture shows: Royal PNG Constabulary Close Protection Personnel Constable Linny David, Constable Merelyn Matiunga, New Zealand High Commissioner Sue Mackwell and Constable Bobona at the closing ceremony of the CPP training at Bomana Police College last week.

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