Quick Response Unit to aid Sandaun

The international border province of Sandaun will have a reinforcement of a Quick Response Unit to assist during polling and counting.

Provincial Police Commander, Robert Gesa said the 16 member unit will help to secure the border province at the latter part of the 2017 National Election.

PPC Gesa said it’s a directive from the Police Commissioner because of the international border with Indonesia.

The unit will be brought into the province from Port Moresby.

Meanwhile, the PPC has sent a request to the Police Commissioner to approve the engagement of 60 auxiliary police personnel to support police election operations in the province.

PPC Gesa added that 240 security personnel from police, Correctional Services and PNGDF 2RPIR Forward base in Vanimo will be engaged in the operation.

Charles Yapumi