Chief Superintendent Perou N’Dranou

NCD police boss’ Xmas message

Speaking on behalf of the NCD Metropolitan Police Command and their families, he said: “While this year has had its challenges, I would like to thank each of you for your cooperation in ensuring the smooth running of the city. This was evident in the recent successful staging of the NCDC Carols by the sea at Ela Beach.

“With an attendance of over 10,000 people, the residents showcased the true spirit of the season by coming together and embracing the spirit of community and peace.

Morale booster for police officers

The Six-Mile acting Police Station Commander, Chief Sgt Bruce Amos, said most times, commanders meet with the NCD police boss then pass down information to their subordinates.

This time, he wants his officers to hear from the metropolitan superintendent themselves.

It is hoped that their face-to-face meeting will also boost officers’ morale.

48 police officers arrested: N’Dranou

“Some of them have been convicted, others are still pending trial,” stated Chief Superintendent Perou N’Dranou.

Of the 48, three are currently under investigation, says the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent.

“Once again, the team is doing very well.”

The Metropolitan Superintendent clarified that while the task force team deals with criminal issues, the Internal Investigation Unit has also noted a marked improvement in disciplinary matters within the force.

Rowdy residents disciplined

He stressed on this before the police new year operations went into full swing on the evening of December 31st, 2018.

The nation’s capital was divided into three zones: Zone 1 covered the three police stations of Hohola, Badili and Port Moresby; whilst zone two was Boroko, Waigani and Gerehu; and the final zone consisted of Gordon’s, Six-Mile and the Jackson’s International Airport station.

Public urged to help with looting info

The National Capital District Metropolitan, Chief Superintendent Perou N’Dranou, said this after Facebook posts claimed that police personnel allowed and actually encouraged the public to loot properties following the November 20th Parliament rampage over the late payment of their 2018 APEC security operations allowances.

N’Dranou said he wants the public to provide information so that he can deal with the matter.