Royal PNG Constabulary

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.

Massive police awareness campaign for 2018

Commissioner Gari Baki says the initiative will start in the New Year.

“This awareness campaign is aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in all facets of police administration and operations whilst at the same time, inform and educate members of the public on law and order issues and their rights and responsibilities.

Police ops to be heightened nationwide

In his Christmas and New Year message, Police Commissioner Gari Baki said Papua New Guinea is celebrating its 42nd Christmas as a united nation of a thousand tribes this year.

“As a nation we have come a long way. But the road ahead is still long and filled with many challenges,” he stated.

“Whatever the future holds for our country, we stand a better chance of meeting the challenges together as one people and a united country.

VC management hails police officers

Constables Tom Yako, Wesley Nepos, Gabriel Kiwa, Pulaip Nuli, Nayman Oiye and Temo Pepo, led by Snr constable Keith Sapu, have shown true dedication since being attached with the VC police post.

Police post is an initiative of the VC management to assist the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary in keeping Port Moresby safe.

Established in November 2016, the police post provides another launching point for the police personnel to respond from, bridging the gap between the Gordon and Waigani police stations.

Command crunches down on disciplinary issues

This is due to the magnitude and the number of personnel in the command in the nation’s capital.

Superintendent Operations-Administration, Chris Tamari, said discipline matters have been a serious concern to the police hierarchy and command.

Tamari commended the outgoing metropolitan superintendent, Ben Turi, for his strength and character in his effort in dealing with disciplinary issues whilst still in office.

New requirement for police recruits

Gari Baki said the police department is now looking into the welfare of constables and other rank and file officers in the force.

Furthermore, they are encouraging all personnel to become members of the union.

The commissioner stated this during the signing of the agreement that will see an increment for police personnel.

Speaking at the signing on Wednesday, Baki said it is a requirement that will be established for police personnel as currently, staff who are not members of the Union are also benefiting from incentives given to members.

MP raises concerns on police brutality

Paita said police brutality has tarnished the good name of the country and nothing has been done to put an end to it.

He pointed out that many times, our people have suffered from the officers who were supposed to be protecting them.

“Our people deserve better rather than get beaten up by the police,” stated the MP.

“We cannot just sit down and see such brutality happening within the force, but need to stand up and defend our people.”

Sabama castrated men remanded at Bomana: Turi

This was revealed by NCD metropolitan superintendent, Commander Ben Turi.

The men will undergo the committal court process to establish if they have a case to answer to in the National Court.

Meanwhile, the police brutality case involving a doctor from the Port Moresby General is still ongoing.

Resident Medical Officer (RMO) attached to the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Services, Dr Newman Berry, was brutally assaulted on May 31 at around 9.30-10pm.

He suffered a smashed nose and a ragged tear in his right eardrum, among other head and facial injuries.

Police Minister condemns attack on officers

Two officers were reportedly gunned down during the weekend. Details into the killing are yet to be established.

In a statement, Minister Jelta Wong says: “In light of the current situation in the Southern Highlands Province, a number of fatalities were sustained by the RPNGC as a result of a deliberate and cowardly attack by members of the public on members of the RPNGC, an action I condemn as the Police Minister.” 

Injustice…a threat to justice

This quote by Martin Luther King Jnr was stressed by Chief inspector Delilah Sandeka when talking about family violence.

Sandeka is the district coordinator for the Family Sexual Violence Unit under the Royal PNG Constabulary.

“Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly, so we cannot sit back and say that’s their problem, I’m not affected. Every one of us has to work together to see that family violence is reduced,” she said.