Lae steps up policing

Lae police are stepping a notch higher with policing and dealing with law and order issues as they roll out their toll free number – signed on a number of police vehicles in the city.

This is according to the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Commander, Anthony Wagambie Junior.

Wagambie Jnr says the Police Emergency number, since being introduced in Lae, has been working very well.

However, he said he has been getting feedback from members of the community that there still needs to be more advertising of the number so that more people can take note of it.

For that purpose, as of Saturday, the number has been posted onto all marked Lae Metropolitan Police vehicles. They have been steadily rolling this out with more vehicles having the sign being put on today.

The Met Supt said he has spoken to the Morobe Provincial Police Commander to also supply stickers to some of his patrol vehicles; this will enable people along the highway and rural areas to get to know the number.

“Exposing the number also ensures a transparent and professional policing service for our people,” says Wagambie Jnr.

Meantime, he has also spoken to the president of the Lae Chamber of Commerce and asked if business houses in Lae could also have their logo with the emergency number printed on their billboards, as part of their community service.

“As part of our policing strategies for Lae, we go by the motto ‘Securing a Safer Lae In Partnership’.”

Imelda Wavik