Do not confiscate drivers’ licences: Guinness

Police should not keep driver's licences when conducting roadblocks. It is their property and must be returned after checking.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Peter Guinness said: "Drivers licences are the driver's reference and must not be withheld by police. They must return them when they complete checking during roadblocks or stop and search.”

Guinness said in many instances, police keep them and tell the drivers to collect them later. That is wrong!

Guinness made these comments during a day session in Lae on Friday with his senior management and line managers from his command (Northern).

The gathering was to meet and greet the personnel from his command, which he didn't have the opportunity to do after taking the post as Divisional Commander of Northern 12 months ago.

His police command includes Lae Metropolitan Command, Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands provincial commands.

The Commander said there are many challenges they are faced with and without the officers’ support and cooperation, they will not deliver police services to the people. They need to work together to achieve these results.

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Bustin Anzu