Police recruits graduate from Bomana Police training college

The first batch of 2016 Police recruits graduated this morning at the Bomana Police Training college.

The first batch of recruit totalled 242 which consist of 46 women and 196 male.

Present to officiate at the recruits passing out was the Commissioner for Police, Gary Baki.

Commissioner Baki stressed to the recruits that life in the Police force is going to be different, tough and challenging.

He encouraged the recruits to be strong, forgo bad habits and embrace positive change in their professional lives so as to fulfil the fundamental objective of being a law enforcement officer.

"Life in the Constabulary has many benefits but the path ahead is fraught with temptations along the way."

Baki said that from experience, there have been a lot of complaints and allegations against police personnel because some members tend to forget their disciplinary values and step out of line.

"You will soon be probationary constables so I warn you that it will be easier for you to be thrown out of the Constabulary should you misbehave."

"The Constabulary is no place for undisciplined officers," says Baki.

He told the as police officers” it is your duty and responsibility to demonstrate to the government, the people and all other stakeholders that you can serve and protect without compromising our integrity.”

 The 242 officers will be deployed into their respective areas of operation around the nation for the next 12 months to serve the government and people of PNG.


Annette Kora