The convoy of police vehicles with personnel around Madang displayed the strength and logistics which will be used during their festive period operations.
Provincial Police Commander Superintendent Jacob Singura told Loop PNG that the show coincides with their festive period operations as well.
"Our operations have just commenced after the show of strength. We have begun our operations and will go through to the New Year.
"Our main focus is to provide security for all our residents and the travelling public in and around Madang,” he said.
"Madang was once known as a tourism hub but has recently been riddled with lawlessness.
“We want this Christmas to be safe, completely safe for them," he said.
Singura said hotspot areas, where they believe criminals are holed up in, will be checked randomly.
He appealed to the people of Madang to behave themselves and respect one another during their celebrations.
"Police will be out in full force during the festive season and I appeal to the people to simply celebrate with the real meaning of Christmas," the Commander stated.