Walter Nombe said without police doing the hard yards, we would not prosper in nation building.
He said they climb mountains and cross rivers – a first time for most – and he is so proud of their tireless contribution.
"I know the history of the Constabulary and that is why I am mentioning them because they are also one of the oldest existing government sectors.
"They have done a tremendous job in ensuring peace and harmony in our communities. And I applaud them for the contribution," Nombe said.
He said this during the police station ribbon-cutting and the year-end parade at Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, last week.
He thanked Governor of Eastern Highlands, Julie Soso, for funding the refurbishment of the Goroka Police Station.