Royal PNG Constabulary

​‘We can transform the country’

An overwhelmed and emotional Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare stated this during his farewell yesterday at the Bomana Police College.

Thanking God for the gift of life, Somare said he has watched this nation grow from an idea to what is before us today, with the power to decide on our own destiny.

“We are going through the notion of nationhood so we must be patient,” said the Grand Chief.

“We must remember that despite going on to 42 years of independence this year, it is still quite young.”

​RPNGC farewells Somare

This was said by the Commissioner of Police, Gari Baki, during Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare’s Royal PNG Constabulary ceremonial farewell parade yesterday.

The Grand Chief’s arrival at Bomana Police College was accompanied with a police motorcade and welcomed by the Commissioner on the parade ground.

Baki, in his welcome speech, gave a brief recap of the life and accomplishments of the Grand Chief in his family life and politics.

He said Sir Michael was one of the very few vocal voices calling out for a united Papua New Guinea.

Sakora’s lawyer joins case

Loani Henao, who is representing Justice Sir Bernard Sakora, was granted leave by the Waigani National Court this morning to be heard in the leave stage of the review that was filed by Inspector Joel Simatab, from the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate, and his Director, Chief Superintendent Matthew Damaru, on June 30 last year.

The review was filed challenging the Committal Court's decision to dismiss the case against Justice Sir Bernard Sakora, who was then facing allegations of judicial corruption.

Central to beef up police presence

This will be from June 24 to July 8th.

An awareness is being conducted by police officers, and a briefing will be held this week on operations during the eight-week campaign period.

Provincial police commander, Laimo Asi, said his officers had a briefing to outline the respective areas in policing during the campaign period.

"My command will localise and monitor all campaigning activities to individual police stations."

Despite informal reports of early campaigning taking place, PPC Asi said no one has officially laid complaints yet.

Soldiers rampaged through detention centre: Police

In a statement, the Royal PNG Constabulary said soldiers fired several shots into the air and indiscriminately assaulted policemen, PNG Immigration officers, other service providers and asylum seekers.

The incident occurred on Friday, April 14, at about 6.30pm at the Manus Regional Processing Centre.

Manus provincial police commander, Senior Inspector David Lapu, said a group of drunken soldiers, in retaliation for one of their colleagues, who was allegedly assaulted by an asylum seeker, entered the centre, shouting and throwing objects at the asylum seekers.

New vehicles for Bulolo police

In a low key ceremony at Mumeng government station yesterday (April 15), the vehicles and the houses were given to the police by the local MP and Deputy Opposition Leader, Sam Basil.

The Toyota Land Cruiser utes were for Bulolo, Wau and Mumeng.

When handing over the vehicles, Basil said presentation had been delayed as there weren’t enough funds to purchase them.

New police station for Wapenamanda

The police station and vehicle were from the District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) funds.

Commissioner Baki, Foreign Affairs Minister and local MP, Rimbink Pato, Assistant Commissioner of Police for logistic Tony Duwang and the Provincial Police Commander George Kakas, were in Wapenamanda to officially receive the new infrastructure and vehicle.

Two new police stations are still under construction in the Lower Lai and Tsak valley. Both buildings are expected to be completed before the end of June.

Baki promotes senior constables

The Commissioner of Police has recognised and praised the efforts of his officers who commit their time in the communities.

Gari Baki said such officers should be given credit where it's due.

The Commissioner was in the Huon Gulf Electorate in Morobe Province over the weekend.

Morobe Patrol Post rural police station Commander James Maiwan was promoted to Sergeant and OIC Trans National Crimes Manu Pulei was elevated to Senior Sergeant.

Both members served more than 20 years within the Constabulary and had been recommended for field promotion.

Three new vehicles, two houses for police

These items were given to police for a partnership program between the community and police to work hand in hand for a better community.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Peter Guinness, said he was overwhelmed when he saw the benefits of the DSIP.

He said if all elected leaders did the same in supporting the work of police, they would see a peaceful and harmonious community.

Guinness was given one of these vehicles, the other one was given to Zifasing police at 41-Mile, along  Okuk Highway, and Water Police picked up the other.

PNG Loop's Breakfast Bites

Cult activities emerging in district: Councilor

Another cult activity has emerged in the hinterland of Madang, this time in the Adelbert range in Sumkar district.

A thousand policemen & women to own homes