Police Commissioner Gari Baki

Policemen are never off duty, says Baki

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary commemorated the day yesterday at the Bomana Police College.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki says September 29th is an important day to remember the police personnel and officers who had lost their lives to illnesses or other circumstances.

Baki says unlike other professions, policemen are never off duty and are dedicated public servants who have sworn to protect and serve the public anytime.

He adds that we are the public and the public is the police.

Police hold memorial for fallen officers

Police Commissioner Gari Baki, while paying tribute at the Police Remembrance Day Service, hopes the event will grow bigger and better and involve the family members of the late officers.

Commissioner Baki said he will write to the Government to make this day a holiday to enable the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary to pay tribute to their unsung heroes who died in their lines of duty.

Ball now in Commissioner Baki’s court, says Damaru

Damaru said he accepts the decision of the Supreme Court today which found that the National Court erred in allowing their joinder in the judicial review proceeding.

Damaru said he and his deputy, Timothy Gitua have now been removed as parties in the judicial review challenging the issuing of the Prime Minister’s warrant of arrest by Chief Magistrate Eliakim on June 12,2014.

“We have been removed now so it’s up to the Police Commissioner now to pursue the case,” he said.

Detective Training School finally opens

The opening took place on September 15 to coincide with the country’s early 41st Independence Day celebrations.

Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner, Scott Lee, officially handed over the Detective Training School to the Royal Papua New Guinea Police Commissioner, Gari Baki.

Baki thanked the AFP for their continuous support and contributions to the RPNGC this year.

The new school in Bomana was the last project undertaken by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership Program (PNG- APP) for 2016.

Commissioner Baki opens new police station for Angoram

The people of East Sepik prayed and were blessed when Police Commissioner Gari Baki officially opened a new police station funded through the Constabulary’s modernisation program.

Two million was expended on this project and already, Commissioner Baki is contemplating on the prospect of increasing manpower in Angoram to maintain law and order.

While delivering his speech Commissioner Baki said the occasion may be small but it was also significant because it demonstrated the Government’s commitment to serving its people.

New 'recruits barracks' for RPNGC

The construction of the barracks follows a needs analysis undertaken by Papua New Guinea-Australia Policing Partnership (PNG-APP) in 2014.

The study identified a chronic shortage of accommodation, particularly for single officers in the National Capital District and Lae.

The new accommodation provides upgraded living quarters, kitchens, laundry facilities and has a total capacity of 280 beds. The first and the second building have two single beds in each room whilst buildings three and four have one single bed in each room.

PM directs full probe into Unitech student killing

The late Graham Romanong was brutally murdered in June while he lay asleep in his room at the Unitech campus.

 In doing so, O’Neill issued a prime ministerial directive for Police Commissioner Gari Baki’s personal commitment to fully investigate, arrest and prosecute all persons involved in planning, financing and eventual  killing of the late young Graham in his room at Unitech, Lae on June 25 2016.

Baki condemns officer shooting, orders full investigation

Commissioner Gari Baki said this is shocking news for the family of the slain policeman as well as the constabulary.

He has ordered a full and immediate investigation into the shooting.

“We not rest until those criminals are brought to justice,” Commissioner Baki said.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Nine suspects have been identified however, all have gone into hiding.

​Police confident of maintaining stability

The Aviation Industry – with the support of the Maritime Workers Union, PNG Power Association, Telikom Workers Association, Health Workers Association and the teachers – gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the Prime Minister to step down. The ultimatum ends tomorrow at 12am.

Baki told Loop PNG that his police men and women will be monitoring the situation tomorrow to ensure that it does not escalate into a law and order problem.

He clarified that at present, there is no need for a PNG Defence Force call-out, refuting a recent media report.

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