Bomana Police Training College

Over 20 police officers in traffic training

The training commenced on Monday at the Bomana Police Training College, facilitated by the Road Traffic Authority. 

These are provincial police officers from all over the country.

The Road Traffic Authority aims to train them on the new Road Traffic Rules so they can go back and train the rest of their traffic officers in their respective provinces.

The Road Traffic Authority was established after the Road Traffic Act was passed in 2014.

Transport Secretary Roy Mumu said the Road Traffic Authority is now the one stop shop for all traffic related matters.

Outgoing commandant challenges recruits

This was the statement by the outgoing Bomana Police Training College Commandant, Perou N’Dranou, during the parade ceremony at Bomana on Tuesday.

He said the handover-takeover parade is not about the outgoing neither is it about the incoming training commandant. Rather, it is the system of the person who takes the protocol and practices in ensuring that the office of the training commandant remains transparent.

He challenged the new recruits that if they could conduct a smart parade like this then they can achieve bigger challenges; especially the young people.

N'Dranou hands over reins to Philips

In a handover ceremony earlier today at the Bomana Training College, now former training commandant, Perou N'Dranou, was given the honour to inspect the parade for the last time.

The parade did a slow march pass past the outgoing as well as the incoming commandants, witnessed by senior police officials of the police hierarchy as well as family members.

The handover-takeover comes after the call by the commissioner for police for changes in some of the senior positions in the Royal PNG Constabulary hierarchy.

20 officers undergo firearm training

The group, consisting of 17 men and 3 women, have all been on location for the intense firearm training since Monday.

Bomana Police Training Commandant, Perou N’Dranou, said gun control is of high importance, especially if it’s the police behind the firearm.

He said recent incidents have seen the general public lose confidence in the police force and it is their responsibility to train these officers about firearms and gun control in public places.

Police staff receive awareness on domestic violence

Director and senior counselor of PNG Counseling and Consultation Services, Allan Tagai presented simple but strong facts about everyday experiences of violence in PNG to more than 100 officers and staff.

Tagai says cases of violence in PNG are never followed through to be resolved using the proper procedure and guidelines.

“Cases involving women and children are very common that many in PNG have come to except and that is not meant to be so,” says Tagai.

Police recruits graduate from Bomana Police training college

The first batch of recruit totalled 242 which consist of 46 women and 196 male.

Present to officiate at the recruits passing out was the Commissioner for Police, Gary Baki.

Commissioner Baki stressed to the recruits that life in the Police force is going to be different, tough and challenging.

He encouraged the recruits to be strong, forgo bad habits and embrace positive change in their professional lives so as to fulfil the fundamental objective of being a law enforcement officer.

Youth Blood Drive team thanks Bomana police trainees

The Port Moresby General Hospital Youth Blood Team managed to collect a total of 91 bags of life-saving blood.

Police trainees said, they were motivated to donate blood because they believe that one day they might need a blood transfusion when their families or relatives are not around to donate, this blood collection could save their lives.

Others said knowing their blood could save the lives of mothers, babies or those in accidents is an amazing feeling and would be willing to keep donating blood in future.

Detective Training School nearing completion

The training school is to be the last project infrastructure to be under taken by the Papua New Guinea- Australia Policing Partnership (PNG- APP) for 2016.

It is the second last project- a brand new Recruit Barrack was opened last week adjacent to the Bomana Police Training College.

The Detective Training School will see to the needs of detectives to improve the general approach to investigating reported incidents with the best investigative and interview practices for police duty and investigations.

Four female officers trained on human rights

They are part of the 15 police officers who took part in the five day workshop at the Bomana Police Training College.

One of the policewomen, Judith Aihi, says this type of training should be conducted throughout the country as many surprisingly do not know about their rights as human beings.

Aihi says there are very important aspects of human rights that people need to understand and specific awareness is needed for public knowledge and understanding.

15 officers trained on human rights approach

The Bomana Police Training College, together with the Office of High Commission of Human Rights, conducted a workshop funded by AusAID under the Australian High Commission at the police training college in Bomana.

The officers attended this pilot training workshop, which began on Monday and concluded yesterday (Friday).

Representative of the United Nations Population Fund Walter Mendonca Filho says the training is the first of a series that will be carried out.