Chief Superintendent Joseph Tondop has officially taken post as Hela PPC, following a handover-takeover parade in Tari town on Friday December 2, 2022.
Hela Deputy Provincial Administrator, Andrew Kaupi, senior provincial government officers and locals attended the parade.
The command was passed on by two senior police officers to Supt. Tondop. Outgoing PPC Chief Inspector Teddy Agwi handed over the official report to Senior Inspector Robin Bore who took over as the acting PPC during the 2022 National General Elections.
Bore then handed over the command to Tondop.
Both Bore and Agwi thanked the police officers and the community for their commitment and support during their term; and urged them to continue the same support to incoming PPC Tondop.
“Tondop is new to Tari but he is not new to the roles and responsibilities of a PPC. He is one of the few experienced senior police leaders we have in the RPNGC. Support him in his vision for Hela and I am sure we will restore Hela from its lawless state,” said Bore.
Chief Superintendent Tondop commended the outgoing PPCs for giving their level best in serving police and people of Hela thus far and pledged to carry on in the investigation and prosecution of all the outstanding cases.
He said, “There is no time to waste and the first business would be to get the house in order with inspections and reactivating standing orders, systems, processes and procedures to ensure proper accountability and productivity in the workforce.
“The next area of focus is to restore public trust and confidence in the police service which has been missing in Hela for a long time. This will be done through a series of public engagements and campaigns which I have already started.”
He indicated plans to mobilize the provincial leadership and citizens to understand and respect government authority, the rule of law and the importance of working together.