Police commander

New Badili police boss

Senior sergeant, Bill Werake was officially acknowledged by Member for Moresby South and APEC Minister, Justin Tkatchenko and time-honoured by officers of the Badili Police station in a parade.

In his remarks, PSC Werake said addressing law and order in Moresby South is something that Badili police cannot do on its own hence he called on the support from all stakeholders.

He said in order to maintain peace, causes need to identified and eradicated from its roots so this can create an environment conducive for residents and businesses.

VIDEO: GRAPHIC: Police chief, 3 others, killed in gunfight

An official with the state attorney's office said on Thursday that gunmen had shot state police chief of detectives David Urquizo Molina.

About two hours later, authorities pursuing the suspected gunmen killed three people.

Three others were wounded and seven were arrested.

Footage from the scene shows those wounded being treated by paramedics.