Jim Andrews

NCD police applauded

Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, said the Constabulary handled all security matters professionally and on top of that, the public were very cooperative.

He commended NCD residents for being rational and for ensuring there was peace and good order within the city at all times.

Andrews said police were deployed around the precincts of parliament house but members of the public were also allowed access into the public gallery, in orderly fashion, to witness the political events taking place on the floor of parliament.

NCD police to beef up security

Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, announced this in Port Moresby today after holding a briefing with senior officers of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary at Police Headquarters.

About 1,000 policemen and women will be deployed around the city beginning Monday next week. This includes a 300-men team from the Bomana Police College, plus personnel from Police Headquarters, three mobile squads from McGregor barracks, and the Police Dog Unit will be deployed alongside NCD operational units to beef up security when parliament resumes on May 7.

RPNGC members awarded

The event was hosted on August 13 at the Stanley Hotel and Suites in Port Moresby.

The Royal Solomon Islands Police’s International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal was presented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, in appreciation of the efforts of the PNG police in helping to restore law and order after a civil disorder in 2000 in the Solomon Islands.

Andrews disappointed with Police Union

In response to comments made by the Police Union, Mr Andrews said transfers and appointment of senior police officers are the prerogative of the Police Commissioner which in this case was done to effectively address the lawless situation in the troubled Southern Highlands Province.

 “My door is always open and the Union Executives should have talked to me rather than going to the media making unnecessary comments,” Acting Commissioner Andrews said.

Internal RPNGC transfers to tackle SHP unrest

In a statement, Acting Commissioner of Police - Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, said he is now making the following internal transfer directives so that the Southern Highlands issue can be effectively addressed.

The changes are:

Concern for family sexual violence support

The Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Jim Andrews, revealed there is a huge disparity between cases reported and convictions made.

Andrews says most cases do not run their full course because the victims withdraw them, adding that in most cases, the offender is often the main provider so the victim has no choice.

The DCP says there is a real need to give them that option that whatever level of support they are getting from the offender, this should be continued by the State through the trial and beyond.

RPNGC will assist in relief efforts: Andrews

Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, said this today while expressing his sympathy for families and victims of the earthquake, which is said to have claimed the lives of over 20 people and caused widespread destruction across these three provinces.

"Police in these three provinces are keeping a close eye on the relief efforts and will actively partake in all humanitarian aid activities in the affected places."

Motorcade for APEC leaders ready

Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, received the keys of the motorcycles and the garage from the AFP Mission Commander, Assistant Commissioner Bruce Giles, at the opening and handover ceremony in Port Moresby on January 29.

Deputy Commissioner Andrews said: “I thank the people and government of Australia for the continuous support to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary to provide security for the APEC meeting this year.

NCD Traffic Police to increase operations

The Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, said this while cracking the whip for Traffic Police to restore order on the streets of Port Moresby.

The Police Chief has demanded for members of NCD Traffic to shape up and clamp down on the high rate of abuses and accidents caused by ignorant and defiant motorists.

He said, a lot of defective PMVs are being driven at night without lights posing a serious threat to the lives of other road users within the city.

​Former police officer arrested over Kapris case

The accused was taken to the police headquarters yesterday, interrogated and charged with the wilful murder and the unlawful killing of William Nanua Kapris and Raphael Walimini.

It is alleged that the former police officer with his men had shot the late Kapris and Walimini at close range; not during a shootout.

The arrest follows fresh police investigation from the Police Crimes Unit into the alleged murder, where those that were with the deceased during the time of the alleged shooting were interviewed.