NCD Metropolitan Superintendent

Maintain dress standard, police told

The NCD metropolitan superintendent once again stressed that this includes a neat and tidy appearance.

The NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, has always stressed on an immaculate appearance.

It was no different during a zone 1 parade this week, where police personnel at the Hohola station were reminded to maintain the highest standard of dressing and conduct.

“You are very important to the public,” he said. “If they see you are a disciplined, well-dressed, well-mannered officer, they will respect that and there will be no law and order problem.

NCD police Easter message

The Easter long weekend starts tomorrow and will end on Monday, April 22nd.

Whilst wishing residents a safe Easter weekend, on behalf of his 800-plus personnel, Perou N’Dranou called on city residents to focus on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

“It’s not a time for you to go partying,” he said.

“This is where we need to be mindful of the purpose of Easter. So let’s take this opportunity to come together, attend church and remember the death of Christ.

Public urged to be vigilant

However, NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, would like that the public be more vigilant in preventing kidnappings.

He said the trend of reported kidnappings only picked up in 2018, and is the most important one to take note of in missing persons cases.

Chief superintendent N’Dranou called on the general public to help a person who may be in distress; whether they are being harassed or attacked in a public space.

Negligence, violence strong factors behind missing persons: Police

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said this when he met with media to help get the message out to families.

Missing persons reports have increased to 2 to 3 per month, and police in NCD are gravely concerned about this.

On Tuesday, N’Dranou told media that parents, family members and even the general public need to start protecting the vulnerable from opportunists.

Marked increase in NCD police arrests

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, noted a 50 percent improvement since January this year.

“If there were 10 incidents reported in Boroko, we must have at least five or six arrests,” he stated.

N’Dranou said last week, NCD police made 78 arrests out of the 84 summary incidents that were reported. Summary offences are usually considered to be less serious offences, like road traffic offences, minor assaults or offensive behaviour. 

“That is beyond the pass mark of 50 percent,” he said.

Proposed incentive ‘a double-dipping exercise’

This follows NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou’s announcement, that officers will get monetary incentive for the number of monthly arrests this year.

In a statement, TIPNG says it is of the strong view that the police hierarchy need to focus on the real issues affecting the force rather than paying incentives to police officers in NCD for something they swore an oath to and are already being paid to do.

Rowdy residents disciplined

He stressed on this before the police new year operations went into full swing on the evening of December 31st, 2018.

The nation’s capital was divided into three zones: Zone 1 covered the three police stations of Hohola, Badili and Port Moresby; whilst zone two was Boroko, Waigani and Gerehu; and the final zone consisted of Gordon’s, Six-Mile and the Jackson’s International Airport station.

Tragic New Year deaths

The deaths, described by NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou as ‘criminal intent gone wrong’, occurred in the early hours of this morning.

Police received a call at around 2am regarding an alleged robbery by a group of over 10 men at a shop at Gordon’s market.

Chief Superintendent N’Dranou said it was “either a robbery or break-and-enter that went wrong.”

In the downpour, the men hastily escaped over the roof of a neighbouring shop called ‘Local Fastfood’ but unfortunately, one of their members’ midriff got lacerated in the process.

‘Police policing team’ in full swing

Eleven arrests have been made so far in the last two months by the team, made up of the Minor Crimes Unit based at the Gordon Police Station, Internal Affairs Directorate and Special Services Directorate.

The demand by NCD city residents for a stop to illegal activities by police officers has seen the establishment of a team of 35 officers to deal effectively with officers who violate discipline standards.

Policemen arrested for armed robbery, attempted murder

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said the pair identified as Constable Gabi Gal of Minj, Jiwaka Province, a male adult attached with Gerehu Police Station, and Constable Albert Robert, a male adult from Upper Mendi, attached to Boroko Police Station, were arrested and detained by members of the Gordon Minor Crimes Unit.

Chief Superintendent N’Dranou said Gal and Robert and a third policeman, who remains unidentified at this stage, allegedly used an unmarked vehicle to rob, assault and injure four civilians on April 19 this year.