David Manning

Acting police boss grateful for govt intervention

Acting Commissioner Manning said this has brought a sigh of relief to police families there after years of living in unhygienic conditions.

Manning said ongoing blockages to the sewerage system and water outages caused a lot of concerns, especially with the residents and the RPNGC management until Police Minister Bryan Kramer personally intervened to get the government's attention.

Manning issues suspension instructions for policemen

The September 28th raid sparked off a confrontation with settlers resulting in two deaths.

Manning said the suspension is normal procedure undertaken by the Constabulary in any administrative or criminal investigation.

Unplanned settlements a concern for police

“This number I am told is increasing on a daily basis as we have people coming in from the other provinces,” Manning said in a press briefing regarding the Erima disturbance.

“Unplanned settlements are increasing at an alarming rate and if not contained will pose a serious law and order challenge for the NCD police.

“We cannot develop this city by holding onto the current attitude and behaviour that we currently have.

New acting police commissioner outlines plan

Though he appreciates the opportunity and confidence in him, he says he will not take his appointment lightly.

“We now have an opportunity to set a solid foundation as to how best we can rebuild the constabulary,” Manning stated.

“And I think this is our approach, in the interim, to rebuild the constabulary. We are well aware of the challenges and if it takes the whole 7,000 members of the constabulary to drive those changes then that is what we are planning to do, every rank and file.”

New acting police commissioner

This follows a National Executive Council decision to revoke the acting appointment of Francis Tokura.

Police Minister Bryan Kramer said the National Executive Council made the decision on the night of September 2nd to reinstate Francis Tokura to his substantive position as the deputy commissioner of police in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville as well as the chief of Bougainville Police Service.

New prison vans for RPNGC

This is to ensure inmates are securely transported to court on time and court cases are heard and expedited in a timely manner, says Chief of Police Operations, Acting Deputy Commissioner David Manning.

Manning said this on August 14th when he took delivery of three brand new robustly kitted prison vans from the PNG Australia Policing Partnership (PNG-APP) Mission Commander, Assistant Commissioner Bruce Giles, in Port Moresby.

Crime, corruption to be reduced within RPNGC: Manning

The Acting Deputy Commissioner says that is what the police management intends to achieve.

The constabulary will now adopt a result-driven approach where every member of the Constabulary is expected to arrest, charge and successfully convict offenders who come in conflict with the law.

He said the basic fundamental roles and responsibilities of a police officer is to arrest, charge, prosecute and convict felons, but this is not happening frequently as it should, because of many attributing factors.

RPNGC concerned over Bomana barracks issue

Acting Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Operations, David Manning, today accompanied Police Minister Bryan Kramer to the Red Sea Barracks at Bomana to address grievances raised by members of the Constabulary over sewage problems affecting the residents over the past few weeks.

Police families living in the 150 houses vented their frustration by barricading the barracks when the sewerage system clogged up and emitted stench, posing health risks for them over the past few weeks.

RPNGC revamp of ethical standards

This move is intended to win back public trust and confidence in the Constabulary, says Acting Deputy Commissioner Operations David Manning.

Since assuming office, the Tokura administration has identified flaws within the Internal Affairs Directorate which is causing a lot of court-sanctioned reinstatement of members who are supposedly penalised and dismissed from the organisation.

Update on SHP state of emergency

Manning, who is the Operations Commander for the SHP SOE 2018, said the SOE operation is intended to rebuild the police force in the province.

Commander Manning said: “We will instill public confidence in the police and restore the integrity of police by conducting operational duties independently to bring back peace in the communities.

“Our job is to rebuild the police force in the province and ensure a higher degree of policing services is available to the various communities and that the police-public relationship is improved.