Royal PNG Constabulary

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.

RPNGC riddled with allegations, reveals Baki

Senior police officers urged to work together

He made the call during the closing of the week-long Police Commissioner’s conference last Friday in Kimbe, West New Britain Province.

The annual conference, under the theme: "Addressing Institutional Impediments to Effective Command", is to address issues which affect effective policing.

"Many of these issues exist simply because of our ignorance and inability to act or perform,” said Baki.

State spends millions on police abuse cases

Solicitor General Faith Barton said payouts had been made since 1992.

This was revealed during her presentation at the annual Police Commissioners conference in Kimbe, West New Britain Province, yesterday.

On top of this, over 8600 cases of State Litigation are now registered with the Solicitor Generals’ office, of which 19 percent relate to police abuse.

She said due to the rise of public complaints against police, the Office of Solicitor General has formed a dedicated team tasked with the responsibility of attending to these cases.

You will be hunted down!

This was the warning Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, gave to settlers after the police shootout at Five-Mile early Saturday morning.

During the gunfight, a suspect was killed while two others were in critical conditions.

A few hours later, the Lae police boss conducted an awareness at the Five-Mile market.

“I warned the community that they must appeal to the youths to stay away from crime. They were man enough to confront police so they met their fate,” Wagambie Jnr said in a statement.

Duban concerned at negative social media waged on police

Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Nixon Duban, said this during the police station commanders’ farewell parade at Boroko Police Station last week.

Duban says people do not care about the kind of language they use to destroy the credibility of our country.

“This is your country and you must promote it,” he says.

Potential investors will always make reference to what we write on social media and other networks about our disciplinary forces in the country.