NCD Police

Personnel urged to use fleet wisely

Acting ACP NCD/Central Command, Peter Guinness said this during the distribution of fleet keys to the Six-mile and Seven-Mile Police stations in Port Moresby.

Guinness said it is not easy to secure vehicles, especially for the police department.

“It has been a long-coming issue where we always ask for vehicles and the distribution of these vehicles comes as a relief to all our members,” he said.

Police raid on looted items continues

Guinness said despite the ending of the State of Emergency, police are still monitoring the looted items due to the ongoing investigation into the civil unrest on the 10th of January, 2024.

He said police will only raid houses if they receive reports relating to the looted items.

Guinness said police retrieved a total of K60,000 cash buried underground at Six Mile last week, believed to be stolen from an ATM machine during the civil unrest.

 He said another K400,000 was retrieved from the ATM at Waigani.

Station commanders to drive behavior change

This was the message to NCD police during the 2024 NCD parade today in Port Moresby.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika said the best strategy that the police will now take is to direct the responsibility to the police station commanders to change the behaviours of their police officers.

He said this is one way to see improvement in the police force.

Sika said the NCD Command is going through a structural change, and has given strong responsibility to the police station commanders following the unrest on the 10th of January, 2024.

Policing services return to HB

The people of Hanuabada have been without this service for the past nine years following the shooting of two men allegedly by police in 2014.

National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent, Silva Sika was present on Saturday 4th October at Elevala village, Hanuabada to hear the concerns of the villagers and how they can work together to restore policing services.

Once known as a no-gone zone will now see the heavy presence of police starting Monday 6th October 2023.

Security beef up for forum

These include police units from the Special Services Division, Dog Unit, Water Police, Sector Patrol and others.

National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika is confident his officers will deliver police operations successfully throughout the forum.

“I am confident that my officers will provide security for this event in the city with the help of private security firms. We have delivered successful security operations before, and we will do the same for this,” he said.

Police officer charged for causing death

Central Provincial Police Commander Acting Superintendent Laimo Asi confirmed that the officer has been charged under Section 328 (2) (5) of the Criminal Code and detained at Boroko Police Station.

According to reports from police officers on the ground, the policeman was heading towards Port Moresby from Gaire when he got involved in the accident that claimed the lives of the couple.

The wife died instantly while the husband was taken to the hospital and died a few hours after the incident.

NCD police praised for good work

Metsupt Sika, who addressed Sector Patrol units this morning praised police officers for obeying orders and performing their duties without fear or favour to serve the people.

He said some of the issues he instructed officers to address are;

Suspects linked to Koki riot arrested

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika personally led this operation, demonstrating the police's commitment to ensuring public safety.

The unrest in Koki began when a man was killed, triggering a wave of violence and chaos. Opportunistic individuals took advantage of the situation, engaging in acts of looting, vandalizing shops, and damaging vehicles traveling along Healy Road. The extent of the damage, loss, and injuries caused by this unrest is still being assessed.

NCD police challenged to perform

This is the second parade directed this year in Moresby North East, spear headed by the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Chief Inspector Silva Sika.

The purpose of the parade is to highlight the issues of law and order in NCD and boost the performance of police offices making their role visible to the community.

Public safety officers and other specialist officers in each sectors of the police department took part in the parade.

Police refute social media posts

According to NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika, the woman was taken immediately to the hospital by the Commander of Gordon Police Station. Metsupt Sika asserted that online rumours of the woman having passed away, were false and deceptive.

According to Sika, police officers spoke to the victim at the hospital and she identified herself as Agnes Kewa, 36, a resident of Eight Mile suburb. She is from Pangia, Southern Highlands Province. She was receiving treatment at the Port Moresby General Hospital when police interviewed her.