Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, confirmed this today during a conference at the Police Headquarters in Port Moresby.
Baki said only a small contingent of defence and two sections of the mobile squad are still in the province.
The officers were pulled out for a couple of reasons; one of which is to reposition the men and prepare again for redeployment for the elections. The second reason is the issue of funding.
However, Baki says that will not stop them from going into phase two of the call-out operations, which will be the targeted operations in the province.