He was speaking in relation to the recent criminal attacks at the 2018 Fun Run event in Port Moresby.
N’Dranou said organisers of big events should not always be blamed for the misdemeanour of the few youths that cause trouble.
He said while leaders try their best to keep these youths in line, it is always an attitude problem.
The NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Commander said with a huge manpower problem in the force, police cannot be at all places at once.
He said communities must now come together and rise up against thugs within their communities who continue to harass them.
Meanwhile, N’Dranou said crime reports in the city for the last two weeks have dropped slightly.
He commended communities for their support in curbing crime, and tireless efforts of the police.
(Perou N’Dranou filepic)