Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary

Intense driving week for women officers

The 12 underwent two weeks of tactical and defensive driving exercise in preparation for the first Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 1) set to take place this weekend.

This is the first female only operational close protection driving program that the RPNGC is running in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police through the PNG-APP/ RPNGC partnership program.

Police Constable Rauma Lo’o said the program means a great deal, especially for women in this line and field of duty, apart from the previous courses and training they had already undertaken in preparation for APEC.

31 close protection officers certified

Chief Superintendent (CSP) Kabib Lamu, from the APEC Joint Security Task Force (JSTF), called upon the participants to be vigilant, active, prepared and to perform their duties with pride and dignity when the leaders and delegates arrive on our shores.

“Close protection officers are the frontline officers providing close protection to high profile dignitaries.

Joint forces graduate from training

Members of the Australian Federal Police, the Royal PNG Constabulary, the PNG Defence Force and Correctional Service gathered in a small ceremony as the participants walked up to receive their certificates.

The joint force participants completed the last day of their drill training at the Oil Search National Football Stadium yesterday.

AFP chief instructor for public order management, Gary Hahn, who was present to supervise the outdoor training drill, said the training comes in handy when PNG is preparing for it most important upcoming event; the APEC Summit in 2018.

Demand for police service increased: Kalaut

This also includes PNG as a whole.

Many of the issues being faced daily are ‘crimes against persons’.

These are crimes such as assaults, grievous body harm, rape, sexual violence and murder.

Outgoing NCD/ Central Commander, Sylvester Kalaut, says the society we live in has become complex.

Kalaut said this in itself is a challenge for the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary on a daily basis.

“It shows a breakdown in society where people don’t respect each other and not even treasure life.”

Eluh appointed SHP acting administrator

In making the announcement, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said strong and capable leadership is required to overcome a number of challenges that have emerged in the region.

A distinguished officer of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, Eluh has been tasked to engage with community leaders to restructure the public service system and restore public confidence in provincial administration.

“As an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Eluh has demonstrated sound judgement and effective leadership,” the Prime Minister said.

Traffic police preps progressing well: Director

Director Traffic, acting Superintendent Joe Joseph, says trainings and graduation are signs of progress and the RPNGC is working towards achieving its target in being better prepared for the 2018 APEC meeting.

Director Joseph made this comment last Friday at the 4th batch of motor cyclist graduation ceremony at the Four-Mile Traffic headquarters in Port Moresby. This was part of the preparation for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting motor cycle escorts.

Illicit tobacco: RPNGC hurdle

The RPNGC is the only organisation that does joint patrol with its Australian partners along the borders in dealing with transnational crime issues.

Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, upon signing a memorandum of agreement with smoke company, British American Tobacco, gave assurances that police will be dealing with the issue head on to curb this criminal activity.

​Deal inked to combat contraband

The agreement paves way for private and public sectors to work together to curb this illegal flow of fake and contraband cigarettes reaching the shores of the country.

Operators of illegal tobacco do not pay taxes, which can be seen with packets of cigarettes being sold for as low as K10 in retail shops.

This basically means that they are not paying their taxes to the people of this country and are stealing from the government.

​Police officers undergo driving course

The course aims to get them to be more responsible and professional when driving police vehicles.

The driving course intends to address reckless driving causing damage and maximise the use of vehicles that will enhance safety and effective Policing in the society.

Police motorcade training to help motorcycle officers

This morning saw the graduation of the first Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary motorcade training program at the PNGDF Air Transport Wing in Port Moresby.

AFP Program Manager, Michael Smith said the riders are attached to the RPNGC motorcycle section.

“They ride the motorcycle and we’ve just enhanced their skills and they will be used to assist as the training progresses to help identify riders of motorcycles.

Smith said motor cycles are not very common in PNG so trying to find some depth in skill is quite unique as we’re working together in partnership.