Australian Minister visits police college

The Australian Minister for Internal Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, paid a courtesy visit to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary on November 2.

She toured around the Police College Training Facility in Bomana, Port Moresby.

Senator Fierravanti-Wells visited the PNG Police Dog Kernel and was then given a tour of the Bomana Police College. She visited the Police College Recruit Training classrooms and accommodation and ended her tour with a visit to the National Police Memorial where she laid a wreath to remember police officers who had died in line of duty.

Newly-appointed Commandant of the Bomana Police College, Superintendent Peter Philips, said the visit was an honour for the Constabulary and thanked the Minister for taking time to visit the College.

He said the Australian Government, through the PNG-Australia Policing Partnership program, has assisted the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary greatly in terms of training, advice and assistance in security preparations for the coming Australian Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) as well as ongoing policing operations.

(Australian Minister for Internal Development and the Pacific Senator, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, with the first and only policewoman dog handler, Constable Valentina Kowa, and Director Dog Chief Inspector Tanale) 

Press release