Lack of supervisory role hinders Constabulary

There is a lack of supervisory role within the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. This is one of the reasons why the Constabulary comes under fire, says the boss of Internal Affairs Directorate.

Chief Superintendent Robert Ali mentioned this during the commissioner’s annual conference in Kimbe that while they point fingers at the new recruits who just passed out from the police college, senior officers must also cop the blame for not taking a leading role.

“We must also be blamed for lacking in field supervision. The young and energetic police personnel just completed their training and are eager to join the journey in policing.

“Their future depends entirely on us as leaders and we have to take the lead in the supervisory roles,” Ali told his senior officers.

He said they had identified many discipline issues within their organisation but continue to ignore them, resulting in an increase in their problems.

The weeklong workshop in Kimbe was to find solutions to some of the impediments in the RPNGC, under the theme: Addressing institutional impediments for effective command and control.

(Chief supt Robert Ali making a point during the discipline symposium last week)

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