​Over 600 police personnel to man province

Chimbu police has a manpower strength of 218 policemen, 300 auxiliary police and 200 reservists, who will be engaged during polling and counting.

Chimbu Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Seine, revealed that 18 Correctional Service officers from Kerowagi will join the police operation in the province.

“This is with support from other neighbouring provinces,” he stated. 

PPC Seine said although there were minor incidents during the nomination and campaign period, generally, the province has been quiet.

The PPC said the peaceful nomination and campaign period in Chimbu has shown that people’s attitudes have changed for the better, and he predicts the same for polling and counting.

Chimbu Police, including the Kerowagi Mobile squad, are currently carrying out roadblocks and election security awareness at strategic locations.

Apart from the elections, the PPC said Chimbu has experienced an improvement in its law and order situation since the end of last year.

He urges the people to work in partnership with the police men and women to ensure they maintain that.

(Police Commissioner Gari Baki, third left, with PPC Seine, third right)

Annette Kora