Royal PNG Constabulary

Police will investigate alleged assassination plot against Kramer: Baki

Commissioner of Police, Gari Baki, said to date, no report of this alleged plot was reported to police but Kramer, like every other national leader, can be accorded police protection if the allegations are proven to be credible.

His statement follows a social media post by Kramer where he said: “I was contacted by former Chairman of Anti-corruption Task Sweep Sam Koim to inform me he had received reliable intelligence that individuals with political connections were planning to have me assassinated.

PBF Agro, RPNGC ink horseback facility deal

The horseback training facility is part of the overall master plan of the Koitaki Agro Food Park.

PBF Agro Business Ltd CEO, Jerry Kootz Simon, said there is a lot of good land for grazing.

He said police will need to set up its mounted horseback training ground, especially for the new police personnel.

The MOU also captures police housing.

Kootz said Central PPC has welcomed this proposal, describing it as beneficial for both parties.

New inline AFP deployment discussed

Deputy Prime Minister Charles Abel said both the Royal PNG Constabulary and the Australian Federal Police will need to agree to work on the best means to achieve this.

This was discussed during Abel’s visit to Australia last week.

The proposed arrangement will take into consideration the 2005 court decision which went in favour of former Morobe Governor, Luther Wenge, that the Enhanced Co-operation Program (ECP) was unconstitutional.

The ECP, worth AUD$1 billion, saw the deployment of AFP officers in PNG.

Internal RPNGC transfers to tackle SHP unrest

In a statement, Acting Commissioner of Police - Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, said he is now making the following internal transfer directives so that the Southern Highlands issue can be effectively addressed.

The changes are:

Approaches to deal with police brutality

It is imperative that residents in NCD take note of the process involved for police to step in when a situation requires it.

Police discipline subject of scrutiny: Baki

A disappointed Commissioner of Police said this in relation to the Dog Unit Directorate being suspended from operational duties in the Nation’s Capital. This was over allegations made by the general public about cases of harassment.

Gari Baki expressed grave concern with officers not conforming to disciplinary formalities and the requirements of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.

He said the behaviour of a particular division from the Dog Unit was uncalled for.

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.

Rotary Club donates 'Jaws of Life' to Police

The contraption is used to help rescue or free victims trapped inside vehicles involved in accidents.

“The Rotary Club of Port Moresby is giving the Jaws of Life to Police in PNG because they always respond first to accidents, disasters and emergencies,” says International Director for Rotary Club of Port Moresby, Ernest Lohberger.

The presentation of the mechanical equipment at the police headquarters in Port Moresby on Tuesday (Feb 27) was commended by Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews.

Minister calls on police to be honest

Minister Manase, who is also the Member for Kandep Open in the Enga Province, made this comment when officiating at the graduation parade for 234 police recruits at the Bomana Police College last Friday.

“It is a huge responsibility you have as policemen and policewomen but you are expected to live up to the expectations of the job. Don’t make any excuses,” Minister Manase said.

“No one forced you to join the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. You joined on your own free will.

Boost to police FSV unit

A new system is set to be officially launched.

The Royal PNG Constabulary FSV database is set to make policing under this unit much more convenient and up-to-date – with data and records just a click away.

This system was designed to hold records and integrate all FSV posts across the NCD command, thus gathering information and records of survivors, perpetrators as well as the number of cases a police officer has.