Royal PNG Constabulary

A thousand policemen & women to own homes

The development in Port Moresby comes under the country’s First Home Buyers Scheme, giving members of the police force the opportunity to obtain loans to purchase the homes.

The heads of agreement signed today included the National Housing Corporation, the Police Association, Millscope LLC, and the Bank of South Pacific.

New Bomana police homes vandalised

Most of the houses have had their doors broken into, windows smashed, wirings to the metre boxes removed, kitchen and laundry sinks removed as well as the toilet pots.

“Some houses also have graffiti all over the walls and power sockets damaged,” NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Benjamin Turi, told Loop PNG.

He believes this is a wasted investment which will only cost more to repair the damages.

Turi had spoken to the contractors about the holdup of the relocation but was told they were still awaiting Government response on their payments.

Police still investigating Erima murder case

The defendant, suspended police officer Steven Numbos of East Sepik Province, returned to the Waigani Committal Court today for a brief mention of his case.

His case was further adjourned to April 4 after police prosecution gave an update to the court on the progress of the case.

The 44-year-old was formally arrested and charged with wilful murder on Dec 30, 2016.

Police allege Numbos shot a man, known to the court as Ija Mulugu, using a high-powered rifle on July 22, 2016.

Central Court commences circuit

A parade by members of the Royal PNG Constabulary and the Correctional Service was held this morning to mark the commencement of the legal year opening for the province.

A dedication service was also held to commit the legal year to God.

Central Province administrative judge Panuel Mogish encouraged all in the province to work together to dispense justice in the rural areas and to make Central a model province in the delivery of justice.

He said working in partnership is the way forward.

Man killed during marriage dispute

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr said the incident occurred on Saturday night at West Taraka.

“There was a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. The husband badly assaulted the wife, resulting in the family members of the wife stepping in and attacking the husband, who is now the subject of murder,” Wagambie Jr said.

Wagambie Jr said the man, who was stabbed in the fight, was pronounced dead at the Angau Hospital.   

“The suspect is a prison escapee,” said Lae’s police boss.

Chief inspector in U.S. leadership program

Chief Inspector Sandeka heads the Family Sexual Violence Unit for the Royal PNG Constabulary and is based in Port Moresby.

She will join the “Community Responsiveness: Law Enforcement Leadership” program, which will run from February 27 through March 17 in the United States. 

Opposition calls for increase in police training colleges

Opposition Leader Don Polye said there should be four regional training colleges established for the Royal PNG Constabulary.

The RPNGC has only one training college located at Bomana just outside Port Moresby.

Polye said there needs to be real upgrading and revamping of the police force in the country as this is a vital need.

“I would like to see more training colleges established for the police.

“Training should not only be for six months but should be a minimum of 12 months in which they’re properly trained,” Polye said.

PNGDF captain’s wife reveals story behind rampage

The wife of the PNG Defence Force captain, who was allegedly stopped at the police roadblock at New Year’s Eve, claims a group of police officers blocked them off and assaulted her husband.

The woman, who did not want to be named for security reasons, said there were four adults in the vehicle that night with an 11-month-old baby.

They had finished from a small celebration at the captain’s house and were on their way to drop off the other couple and their baby at Murray Barracks.

There was a slight drizzle when they drove out of the barracks.

Hardworking policewomen need to be recognised

They are an integral part of the workforce, says Inspector Pauline Siaguru.

"There are many hardworking policewomen who are serving the Constabulary all over the country and they need to be given a pat on the back," she says.

Siaguru, Superintendent of Administration under Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr, said they had identified many outstanding policewomen during the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup operations in Port Moresby recently.

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Senior officer dispatched to probe assault on businessman

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A senior PNGDF officer has been dispatched to Madang to investigate the assault of a prominent businessman by the PNGDF Navy officers in Madang.

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