This follows AUD 3 million (Australian Dollars) worth of facilities and equipment was handed over today at the water police HQ at Konedobu in the Nation’s capital.
COP Baki said this presentation is part of strengthening and preparing the Water police for the coming APEC summit.
He says because this event will see global leaders enter the country there is a need for an increase in security alertness and preparedness.
The equipment includes two boats, six jet skiis, two buoys, two vehicles and a warehouse to house the equipment.
Baki aslo reiterated that the presentation only strengthens the ongoing relationship between the AFP – Australian government and the RPNGC.
Present at the event was the commissioner, ACP operations Jim Andrews, ACP David Manning, representatives from the AFP and the Minister for Police Jelta Wong who officiated at the event.
Meantime, the commissioner pointed out that this boost in water policing will go a long way in addressing many of the issues that have been faced in the past, including water piracy and other crimes committed via sea.