Police Operations

Tondop reinstated

Commissioner Manning was in Mt Hagen to assess the highlands region security preparations for the 2022 National General Election. Mr Manning said the reinstatement of Mr Tondop is in the best interest of the Constabulary and the nation during this time that needs good leadership and stability. 

“We have a duty to serve the people and it needs a collective effort from all of us. Therefore, I want to officially announce that Mr Tondop is now reinstated as the Deputy Commander Highland Eastern-end.

H'lands security preparations satisfactory

Commissioner Manning made these remarks during his official visit to Mt Hagen Western Highlands last week to inspect and ascertain the establishment of the joint security forces operation forward base at the Kimininga Police Barracks.

Mr Manning, when receiving reports from Divisional Commander Highlands Eastern-end Assistant Commissioner Rigga Neggi, commended police officers for initiating and commencing pre-election awareness and operations despite resource issues. 

Illegal ammunition found in Government vehicle

The suspect has been held with charges of possession of live ammunition and misuse of government vehicle during a road check in the nation’s capital.

The man in his late 30’s from Kompiam in the Enga province, was intercepted on New Year’s Eve by police personnel at the ATS Oro block area.

The police pulled over the man after they spotted him to be under the heavy influence of alcohol and discovered the 5 boxes of 9mm 50 rounds.

A summary of NY security operations in Pom

Road blocks and police check points were set up by police right across the city’s major peak zones.

Speaking to this newsroom, officers on duty said they noted a smooth check and pass for most vehicles in and around the Port Moresby North East electorate.

The same was reported for Badili and the Town in the Port Moresby South electorate.

Pom residents warned to behave: Police

Police have passed on a very important message for residents to welcome the New Year responsibly.

In a briefing this morning with the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’dranou and his senior officers, Port Moresby residents have been warned to refrain from intolerable behaviors that will put them in trouble with the law.

NCD Police boss said for the residents to continue to behave and celebrate the same way they did during the Christmas period.

Lae police maintain festive operations

The police Christmas operations is running alongside a combined Traffic Police and Morobe Land Transport Board operations.

"Overall I am quite satisfied with the way Police Operations was conducted over the weekend.

“I thank all my personnel for their commitment towards their duties over the weekend", says the Lae Metropolitan police commander, Anthony Wagambie junior.

Wagambie says that his personnel are now ready for the New Year celebrations, just a few days away.

Police operations to continue into NY

Speaking to this newsroom, Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou D’Nranou, says that road blocks and normal vehicles checks will be conducted as per usual.

He warned however that residents need to keep celebrations of any sort off the roads.

“Police will not tolerate any drivers caught drinking and driving, guilty parties will be charged and dealt with accordingly.”

Meantime, N’dranou commended the efforts of all the police personnel, saying his officers have done a great deal to monitor the roads and residents

NCD Police set to launch festive operations

This comes after NCD Metropolitan Superintendent; Perou N’Dranou announced that the NCD Christmas Operations will be launched at the Five Mile Jack Pidik Park next week Tuesday 19th December.

The operation will be launched by the Divisional Commander for NCD/ Central, Donald Yamasombi.

The Met Sup has requested for all police personnel to be present in their full attire (Uniforms) during the launch.

This includes Special Services Division, the Dog Unit, and all internal manpower of all units including all reservists in NCD.

Over 180 police officers in rehearsal


The rehearsal was at the Queen Elizabeth park in Mt Hagen today.

This is only part of the 2000 personnel expected to be deployed to the rest of the Highlands region.

Security is of high priority when it comes to elections in the Highlands region as more challenges are expected to rise.

The Chief Secretary to the government, Isaac Lupari, is expected to arrive in the province tomorrow to launch the security operations together with Police Commissioner, Gari Baki.

No beer ban for NCD during festive period

NCD Police boss Ben Turi said that as usual, people will be allowed to have alcohol during their celebrations but they must be responsible.

Turi confirmed there will not be analcohol ban in order to cut down on black markets in settlements.

“Similar to last year, we allowed alcohol during the festive period and we didn’t experience any serious reports in relation to alcohol consumption.

“During Easter we also allowed alcohol to be taken but with respect to the community and people behaved so we commend the public.