Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary

Partnership agreement to be drafted

Mr Mosoro said the PNGFA and the Royal PNG Constabulary will work towards drafting a partnership agreement to address these issues.

Mr Mosoro has met with Acting Deputy Commissioner Operations Donald Yamasombi, and raised four concerns which included law and order at forestry project sites, harassment of forestry officers; training forestry officers to undertake policing roles; and PNGFA involvement in the Police Legacy System (PLS).


East Sepik gets eight new police vehicles

Governor Allan Bird said the purpose of these vehicles was help the police carry out their jobs effectively throughout the province and in parts of the West Sepik as well.

Governor Bird said East Sepik has the second largest population of 800,000 and with only 170 police personnel, it is quite difficult to service the wider population given the limited resources.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations Donald Yamasombi thanked Governor Bird for seeing the need in resourcing police in the province, to cover more areas in the province and enforce law and order.

Boost For Bougainville Police Communications

In a recent ceremony in Port Moresby, the Australian High Commission handed over K417, 000 worth of critical radio equipment to the Bougainville police.

The equipment includes 17 high frequency radio units that are to be installed in the police stations across Bougainville, fitted into police vehicles and for officers in the field to carry with them.

The police officers in Bougainville will now be able to communicate clearly and reliably with the provision of these equipment, and improving their emergency responses and calls for assistance.

Settlers seek refuge

The NCD Police reported that three to four hundred settlers were escorted by members of the PNGDF into the Barracks, for their own safety and security last night, at around 10.30pm.

The group feared getting caught in the middle of any spill over incidents, following the gruesome killing of man from Goilala.

Early yesterday morning, CCTV from a shop along the Koki road, caught two unidentified man attacking the deceased with machetes, before running off.

The deceased was left lying on the roadside until day break.

RPNGC revamp of ethical standards

This move is intended to win back public trust and confidence in the Constabulary, says Acting Deputy Commissioner Operations David Manning.

Since assuming office, the Tokura administration has identified flaws within the Internal Affairs Directorate which is causing a lot of court-sanctioned reinstatement of members who are supposedly penalised and dismissed from the organisation.

Female officer upholds law, order on Samarai

For the past 10 years Sergeant Samson has been the lead crime fighter on remote Samarai Island in Milne Bay Province as the officer in charge of an all-male unit comprising two constables and eight reservists who police the several hundred locals living there.

8 police officers promoted

Three Chief Superintendents were promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioners, two to Chief Superintendents, one to Superintendent and one to Inspector. They include:

Easipay metres for police houses

Assistant Commissioner in-charge-of-logistics, Tony Duwang, said to conform to this government directive, the Constabulary is now installing Easipay metres in NCD and some parts of the country.

The directive in the 2011 Budget is being constantly reproduced by the Department of Treasury and administratively circulated in what is termed as a Non-Financial Instruction (NFI) to respective government departments, calling for the implementation of cost cutting measures.

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.

Crime fighters trained in latest fraud, investigation techniques

By the end of the year, almost 80 police officers will have received specialist training in investigation and prosecution of fraud and corruption. 

The RPNGC Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate is conducting the Fraud

Investigations and Prosecutions course nationally. The training was held for 28 officers from the New Guinea Islands Region in Kokopo, East New Britain recently.