Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary

Police Prosecution Unit Boosted

The Prosecutions unit has been experiencing transportation issues in the recent past affecting their performance at times causing members of the unit in being late for court or missing court sessions.

Commissioner Manning said, “Going to court and successfully prosecuting our cases is what policing is all about. Apprehending criminals is one part of our job. If we do not go to court on time or at all then the hard work we have done in capturing suspects, will all be in vain and criminals will walk the streets free to commit crime again.”

RPNGC appoints new ACPs

Police Commissioner David Manning officiated the ceremony at the Police Headquarters in Konedobu on Monday 17 January. The ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Commissioner Administration Joanne Clarkson and Deputy Commissioner Operations Anton Billie.

The officers promoted to Assistant Commissioner’s rank include:

Policemen Undergo Anti-Money Laundering Workshop

At the opening of the training, US Embassy’s Federal Bureau of Investigation Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Joseph Zadrozny addressed the participants and thanked the RPNGC for their support of a safer and more transparent PNG.

“Transnational crime threatens all of us, Americans and Papua New Guineans. In June, President Biden made it a mandate to bring transparency to the global financial system and close loopholes that undermine democracy.

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: