​‘NCD Alert’ FB page misleading: Turi

​The NCD Alert page on Facebook, although a good initiative for public awareness, is also making police officers look like they are not doing their jobs well.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi says the number of posts about the stolen motor vehicles do not match the reports that are filed every day at the police stations.

“Such pages are good but can also be misleading and give a bad name to the force,” states Turi.

“We have vehicle problems but we are still managing to push through the bad publicity on social media.”

Turi adds that his men are already struggling with the limited resource available.

He reiterates that if residents see police officers do anything out of the ordinary, call it in and report to the nearest police station so these officers can be dealt with accordingly.

He said the FB page created by the Lae metropolitan superintendent was commendable and they are also looking into putting up a page for NCD residents.

(Picture: NCD Alert FB page)

Annette Kora