Bomana Police College

Police college under spotlight

Bomana Police College commandant, Peter Philip, outlined that ill-discipline and bad conduct will not be tolerated under his command.

Commandant Philip says the police college is a place where young recruits are trained to go out and serve and protect the community.

He said as the Police Commandant, he would not allow such practices of brutality to take place.

While it is an unfortunate incident, the onus is on them to act accordingly as law abiding officers.

Charges laid, internal affairs deliberating

The pass-outs were briefed by the college sergeant major and executive officer about what is to happen to them.

There are three charges laid to each of the 37 men totaling 111 charges to be served to the pass-outs.

From records each pass-out will be charged with:

1.            Disobeying the commandants orders

2.            Disgraceful conduct

3.            Prejudicial conduct

Police impersonator intercepted at Bomana college

Derrick Kanawi of East Sepik and Manus parentage was intercepted at around 10am in full police uniform walking into the college gates.

The suspect caught the attention of the guards at the gate after he failed to stand at attention when the police commandant drove by.

Commandant Peter Philip explained that the suspect was stopped and questioned about his identity.

Upon questioning, he revealed that he got the uniform from another serving member alleged to be stationed at the Badili police station.

Detective training program underway

Deputy Commissioner Operations, Jim Andrews, officially opened the program on Monday, 26 February.

Four women were among the 17 police detectives from the NCD/Central Command taking part in this training, which includes basic and advance criminal investigation detection.

There has not been such a training conducted for the past 15 years.

Minister calls on police to be honest

Minister Manase, who is also the Member for Kandep Open in the Enga Province, made this comment when officiating at the graduation parade for 234 police recruits at the Bomana Police College last Friday.

“It is a huge responsibility you have as policemen and policewomen but you are expected to live up to the expectations of the job. Don’t make any excuses,” Minister Manase said.

“No one forced you to join the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. You joined on your own free will.

RPNGC to host ceremonial parade for Somare

The RPNGC farewell program was planned earlier on during Sir Michael’s departure in parliament, but has been adjourned due to the busy schedule of the Grand Chief.

Commissioner of Police, Gary Baki confirms that the program will commence at 2pm.

The ceremonial farewell parade will be a thank you farewell for the Grand Chief’s service.

Members of the public are invited to join to farewell the Grand Chief as well.

New police recruits in Bougainville

Officer in charge (OIC) for the Bougainville Police Service (BPS) training, Herman Birengka (Snr sergeant), is supervising the new recruits.

Snr sergeant Birengka, who was once the Police Station Commander for the Arawa Police Station, told Loop PNG that the main aim is to help pass outs carry out their duties more effectively, before actual deployment throughout the region.

“I have taken them on the streets of Buka, showing them how to do lengthy patrols and more importantly, their code of ethics towards work and duties,” Birengka said.

Trukai employees trained as Police Reserves


A vehicle was also given to kick-start the program.

These reserves are now enlisted into the reserve list of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary  (RPNGC).

Acting Commissioner of Police Jim Andrews said these eight members are part of their organisation and will abide by their rules and regulations even they are employed by their employer.

Trukai Industries Limited chief executive officer Worthington Eyre said that was the first batch of selected Trukai Security personnel undertook the police reserve course and will serve the community.

​Baki reintroduces 2017 as ‘year of discipline’

Commissioner Baki announced this last Friday during the pass-out parade of the Police Recruit intake 1 of 2016 at the Bomana Police College. 

“I expect all members of the Constabulary, including you all 242 recruits on parade, to uphold these values.

“I expect you to strictly enforce these values because our aim is to eradicate the rot and regain the confidence and trust of our people,” Commissioner Baki said.

Police recruits to graduate this week

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary recruits new officers every year to undergo training at the Bomana Police College outside Port Moresby.

These graduates have undergone three basic police training units.

This will be the second group of officers’ graduation; they started their training in 2016.

The first group passed out in April last year.

In the meantime, the RPNGC is suspending recruitment for 2017 while a review will be carried out on all existing recruitment criteria, protocols and procedures.

(Loop file picture)