Detective training program underway

A detective training program, funded by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), is underway at the Bomana Police College in Port Moresby.

Deputy Commissioner Operations, Jim Andrews, officially opened the program on Monday, 26 February.

Four women were among the 17 police detectives from the NCD/Central Command taking part in this training, which includes basic and advance criminal investigation detection.

There has not been such a training conducted for the past 15 years.

The trainers for this program are two retired detective sergeants from Australia, Andy Thorp and Geoff Cotterill. Both had worked with the AFP for more than 30 years.

 The program will include two courses which will run for a duration of five weeks each.

The first course commenced on Monday, February 26, and will end on the 29th of March.

The course will start a week after Easter and finishes on May 18.  

(The four female police detectives that are taking the training, flanked on either sides by their colleagues from the New Zealand Police)

Press release