During the Divisional Parade in Kimbe, West New Britain Province, last week, Commissioner Baki promoted Chief Superintendent Kaiglo Ambane to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.
It was a surprise package for Ambane, who was the acting Assistant Commissioner of Police and Divisional Commander of Highlands Western End.
Commissioner Baki said there was a need for the promotion, which was done in front of all the assistant commissioners, divisional commanders, provincial police commanders, metropolitan superintendents, directors and the general public at the Independence Park in Kimbe.
ACP Ambane has 28 years of policing experiences – six years as a non-commissioned officer after enlisting through the recruitment process and 22 years as a commissioned officer, after joining the officer cadet course in 1996.
He served within Bomana Police College after being a commissioned officer and was transferred to Mt Hagen as station commander, PPC WHP, then to Mendi as PPC Southern Highlands, and Lae as PPC Morobe.
At the end of 2015, he was posted back to Mendi, this time as the divisional commander for the Highlands Western End – looking after Southern Highlands police, Enga and newly created Hela province. This followed the death of former divisional commander ACP Teddy Tei late last year.
Ambane, who has a bachelor in policy management, said he didn’t expect such a promotion and on short notice, but thanked Commissioner Baki for this foresight and the confidence in him to command and control.
“I am thankful for the recognition that has been bestowed to me. It’s been a long walk to such a promotion and I am so thankful to the Commissioner for the promotion,” a delighted Ambane said.
Ambane now joins other assistant commissioner of police who were promoted within a space of 12 months, which includes Jerry Frank (ACP Traffic), Nema Mondiai (Divisional Commander Highlands – Eastern End), Peter Guinness (Divisional Commander Northern), Joanne Clarkson (Deputy Commander Bougainville Police Service), Sylvester Kalaut (Divisional Commander NCD/Central), David Manning (ACP Operations), Donald Yamasombi (Divisional Commander Border), Noua Vanuavaru (ACP APEC) and most recently, Victor Isouve (ACP Crimes).
(Newly-commissioned Assistant Police Commissioner, Kaiglo Ambane)