Perou N'Dranou

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.

Dog Unit warned against interference

Perou N’Dranou issued the warning after an arresting officer was threatened by a group from the unit.

Certain officers from the K9 unit took matters into their own hands when one of their friends, who is a PNG Defence Force soldier, was arrested over the weekend over allegations of motor vehicle theft.

During that time, it was established that the suspect was also involved in the case of the 2015 killing of a Kilakila student, and is the son of a senior police officer.

Jurisdiction over US serviceman’s death queried

The NCD Metropolitan police commander, Perou N'Dranou, said since the death last Thursday, no information has been forthcoming from the embassy to assist police in their investigations.

He says given that the death occurred on PNG soil, the jurisdiction would fall to the local police to investigate.

NCD police meet with HB elders

Today a second meeting was held between Met Supt Perou N’Dranou and his Superintendent Operations Micahel Tilae, along with village representatives.

The meeting was set up to form up mechanisms to deal with law and order issues in the village.

Addressing the meeting, the Met Supt commended the elders for taking a step to deal with issues being faced since police absence from the village in 2015.

The Superintendent of operations, Michael Tilae, reiterated calls by N'Dranou adding this was a step in helping them deal with law and order issues among the community.

Police need database system

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, stated this noting that case files are not always being properly recorded and archived.

N’Dranou said talks are already underway with some consultants to pitch ideas on the best way possible to design the system first and how much it is expected to cost.

“We are roughly looking at K3.5 to 4 million in total to have it complete and running for the police.”

This is something that the police urgently need to get all files stored away securely.

Dog unit banned in city

This directive comes from the office of the NCD Metropolitan superintendent, Perou N'Dranou, following reports of police harassment in the last two weeks.

The harassment were mostly related to vending in public places.

The main push factor for this ban was an incident last Wednesday when a unit chasing vendors at the Hohola market, shot teargas into the air to disperse the crowd. But this was meters from the nearby Sacred Heart primary school which saw a few students injured and rushed to the hospital.

NCD arrest statistics on par

NCD police boss Perou N'Dranou says the unit has, in the last month, produced great arrest numbers.

A challenge that was recently highlighted was the backlog of police cases that was slow to produce turn around results. N’Dranou says this is one area that he will need to tighten up his command on.

The NCD metropolitan superintendent this week issued a challenge to all units and stations under his command to improve on the area of cases and arrests being processed and made.

Police commander starts parades in city

This week he has hosted three parades for the CID, Traffic and the Boroko police.

This morning at Boroko, Met Supt Perou N'Dranou reiterated discipline and communication from the station command down to the rank and file.

He challenged the personnel gathered to tighten up on their hand over documentation such as situation reports as well as arrests statistics.

He says the station needs to improve on their overall management as well.

Erima shooting investigation progressing well: Police

The investigative case is now with ballistics team for bullet shell casings to be screened and tested.

NCD police boss, Perou N’Dranou, said to investigate any case or report, police are given three months to investigate.

“We are into the first month and we are already doing well on it,” N’Dranou stated.

The chief investigator in his briefs states that investigations have completed the initial stage – the scene of crime management.

The five bullet shells were with forensics and will now go to ballistics to be tested.

Police managing disciplinary issues: Tamari

Superintendent Operations-Administration, Chris Tamari, said police is managing issues involving police brutality.

“The only deterrent means is to deal with them head on.”

He said the command will come down hard on these officers.

According to the NDC metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, seven officers were summoned to his office over claims of brutality earlier this week.

“Seven of them will be charged,” he said.

He adds that over the past weekend, he suspended two police officers as well.