The launch of this operation is to assist the Electoral Commission with the elections that will be conducted in the three border provinces; East Sepik, West Sepik and Western Province.
More than 300 personnel from the Royal PNG Constabulary, Correctional Services and PNGDF will be engaged and tasked in a joint force to carry out security operations along the borders of PNG.
The Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, along with his contingent, is expected to be travelling into the province to launch the joint border operation launch.
East Sepik police are confident in delivering a safe and fair 2017 National General Election and are anticipating a quiet polling period.
(Commissioner Gari Baki, right, during the recent election launch in Mt Hagen)