Royal PNG Constabulary

College wants RPNGC memorial on its grounds

Bomana Police Training College Commandant Chief Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, says he would encourage any plans for the college to have the memorial on its grounds.

His statement follows the Police Commissioner’s call for a memorial to be built in the country. This was during the Police Remembrance Day Service last month.

“The Commissioner has also made calls to government to make Police Remembrance Day Service a holiday to enable the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary to pay tribute to their unsung heroes who died in their lines of duty,” N’Dranou adds.

Derogatory statements amount to insubordination, warns Isouve

The head of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary’s Crimes Division, Assistant Commissioner Victor Isouve, was speaking in regard to statements made by fraud director Matthew Damaru.

During a press conference on Thursday, Damaru questioned the legitimacy of the vetting process.

“The process of initiating the criminal justice process is now encumbered by an unusual vetting committee,” the fraud director told the media.

Police will keep close watch over political developments

They will also keep a close watch on the threats purportedly issued by some workers’ union for a nationwide stop work.

Chief of Operations Deputy Police Commissioner Jim Andrews said instructions were issued to all divisional and provincial commanders to ensure all activities emanating from these political developments are closely monitored in the best interest of peace, good order and national security.

Andrews said police will enforce increased patrols and surveillance as a precautionary measure against opportunistic crimes across the nation.

15 officers trained on human rights approach

The Bomana Police Training College, together with the Office of High Commission of Human Rights, conducted a workshop funded by AusAID under the Australian High Commission at the police training college in Bomana.

The officers attended this pilot training workshop, which began on Monday and concluded yesterday (Friday).

Representative of the United Nations Population Fund Walter Mendonca Filho says the training is the first of a series that will be carried out.