Recruits commended but warned

The 272 recruits were praised for their tireless efforts and commitment to pass through their training and embark on the police profession as a career path.

Baki highlighted the 128 years of rich RPNGC history, adding that they had produced many fine police officers who had served with pride and distinction.

He adds that regardless of what they had been up to, after their service most have settled into their own communities but are still actively dealing with law and order issues.

Largest batch of intakes passed out

This program started in 2013 as part of the police modernisation plan.

Initially, the batch had 308 intakes at the end of December last year but due to the vigorous training processes, the graduating class was downsized to 12 squads consisting of 272 police recruits.

Of the 272 police recruits who are graduating, 37 are female.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki mentioned that for the first time, the Bomana Police College will also be graduating 23 students from the Pre-Recruitment Education Program (PREP) run in Bougainville last year.

Police recruits graduate

Bomana Police Commandant Perou N’Dranou told Loop PNG that initially there were 186 recruits.

This number has been trimmed down due to the stringent elimination and selection process.

These graduates have undergone three basic police training units.

 N’Dranou would not confirm the number of recruits to pass out, explaining that until they take the field, all the recruits will still be scrutinised.

In a recent interview, N'Dranou said he was impressed by the training imparted.