Police discipline subject of scrutiny: Baki

Discipline in the Royal PNG Constabulary has been a subject of scrutiny by members of the public.

A disappointed Commissioner of Police said this in relation to the Dog Unit Directorate being suspended from operational duties in the Nation’s Capital. This was over allegations made by the general public about cases of harassment.

Gari Baki expressed grave concern with officers not conforming to disciplinary formalities and the requirements of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.

He said the behaviour of a particular division from the Dog Unit was uncalled for.

He revealed the NCD Metropolitan has issued that instruction for the unit’s suspension and it is his responsibility to do a follow up on the allegations made and have the personnel dealt with accordingly.

“If these men are going to be disciplined for their behaviour then they are going to be disciplined. Until then, I will have the Met Sup deal with it and resolve the issue.”

Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou shared similar sentiments in a brief yesterday morning, adding that he has given the unit two conditions for them to strictly go by for their suspension to be uplifted and their operations to continue in the city.

“I want to see retain of command and control back in the unit as well as assure this command that there will be no repetition of such illegal behaviour.”

Annette Kora