Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Sibron Papoto says over 1000 security personnel will be on ground, while 743 police officers will be involved in providing security to polling officials with election materials.
Police personnel in Hela and Simbu were scheduled to make their way yesterday to Mendi, following the completion of polling in most of these areas.
Apart from that, over 400 personnel will be part of the Quick Response Unit, which will comprise of 2 platoon from Wewak and 1 platoon from Taurama, the Correctional Service personnel and Mobile Squad.
PPC Papoto says security on ground is ready. They are now awaiting instructions from the Electoral Commission.
Meanwhile, he urged the candidates, as leaders, to ensure a peaceful polling and counting period.
(Loop file pic)