David Manning

New prison vans for RPNGC

This is to ensure inmates are securely transported to court on time and court cases are heard and expedited in a timely manner, says Chief of Police Operations, Acting Deputy Commissioner David Manning.

Manning said this on August 14th when he took delivery of three brand new robustly kitted prison vans from the PNG Australia Policing Partnership (PNG-APP) Mission Commander, Assistant Commissioner Bruce Giles, in Port Moresby.

Crime, corruption to be reduced within RPNGC: Manning

The Acting Deputy Commissioner says that is what the police management intends to achieve.

The constabulary will now adopt a result-driven approach where every member of the Constabulary is expected to arrest, charge and successfully convict offenders who come in conflict with the law.

He said the basic fundamental roles and responsibilities of a police officer is to arrest, charge, prosecute and convict felons, but this is not happening frequently as it should, because of many attributing factors.

RPNGC concerned over Bomana barracks issue

Acting Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Operations, David Manning, today accompanied Police Minister Bryan Kramer to the Red Sea Barracks at Bomana to address grievances raised by members of the Constabulary over sewage problems affecting the residents over the past few weeks.

Police families living in the 150 houses vented their frustration by barricading the barracks when the sewerage system clogged up and emitted stench, posing health risks for them over the past few weeks.

RPNGC revamp of ethical standards

This move is intended to win back public trust and confidence in the Constabulary, says Acting Deputy Commissioner Operations David Manning.

Since assuming office, the Tokura administration has identified flaws within the Internal Affairs Directorate which is causing a lot of court-sanctioned reinstatement of members who are supposedly penalised and dismissed from the organisation.

Update on SHP state of emergency

Manning, who is the Operations Commander for the SHP SOE 2018, said the SOE operation is intended to rebuild the police force in the province.

Commander Manning said: “We will instill public confidence in the police and restore the integrity of police by conducting operational duties independently to bring back peace in the communities.

“Our job is to rebuild the police force in the province and ensure a higher degree of policing services is available to the various communities and that the police-public relationship is improved.

A new level of response

PPV Manning and PPV Duwang have been dedicated by Commissioner Gari Baki to assistant commissioners David Manning and Tony Duwang.

The vessels are fitted with the latest Garmin navigational systems, safety and towing equipment including fire pumps and first aid supplies including defibrillators.

Both vessels are powered by twin Yamaha 250hp 4 stroke outboard engines, capable of top speed in excess of 40 knots with a fuel capacity of 700 litres.