Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC)

No room for complacency: Manning

The two-day conference was attended by Assistance Police Commissioners, Police Commissioner David Manning, Deputy Commissioner Operations Anton Billie and, PNG Defence Force and Correctional Services officials. 

Last week marked the end of the planning phase with the transition now into the pre-deployment and operation proper phases.

Police Hierarchy Confident To Deliver Elections

Assistance Police Commissioners, Police Commissioner David Manning, Deputy Commissioner Operations Anton Billie and PNG Defence Force and Correctional Services officials attended the two-day conference. 
The team committed to delivering the security overlay required for the elections around the country.

Last week marked the end of the planning phase with the transition now into the pre-deployment and operation proper phases.

Reservist Shot Dead In Hela

Acting Assistant Commissioner Highlands West John Kale said one of the Mobile Squad members based in the Hela is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Tari Hospital, whilst the other two have been discharged after receiving medical treatment for gunshot wounds.

Mr Kale said the shoot-out happened when police personnel raided a village in search of suspects who gunned down a man from Kikita One Village in Tari Urban. The incident happened on Monday 28th of March, 2022 between 4-5pm at Yaluba, within the vicinity of the Tari Township.

“Live By Police Code Of Conduct”

Deputy Police Commissioner Special Operations, Donald Yamasombi told 155 graduating police reservists during the graduation held at the Correctional Services Training College in Bomana yesterday.

They were told to observe the police code of conduct and allow the Constitution to guide them as they commence as members of the reserve branch of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC).

Don’t Breach Rights Of Citizens: Yamasombi

He made this remark when he officiated at the graduation ceremony of Reserve Police Recruit Intake 1 of 2021 on Friday. 
The members of the intake consisted mainly of officers of various government organisations operating within the COVID-19 National Control Centre.

National Pandemic Response Deputy Controller, Dr Daoni Esorom, was among the 19 people who graduated as members of the Reserve Police Branch of the RPNGC.
The 19 were part of 29 men and women who were selected to undergo a seven weeks training course that began on November 3, 2021.

Police Ready for Elections

This was the conclusion made by the various divisional and Provincial Police Commanders when they presented the overview of their supplementary orders to the Police Commissioner’s General Orders at the national election security planning conference. The conference was held in Port Moresby recently.

The NCD/Central Commander Assistant Commissioner, Anthony Wagambie Jr said during his presentation that the constabulary is prepared and ready to deliver the 2022 National General Election with experienced senior officers, who have taken part in previous elections.

Police Receive Narcotics Identification Test Kits

The test kits will allow Police to identify the total amount of methamphetamine (meth) and cocaine seized during a raid last month at the Sanctuary Hotel in Port Moresby.

During the raid on November 16, 2021, the Saki Bomb Operation uncovered a mini meth lab including unlicensed firearms and live ammunitions inside a hotel room. 

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Special Operations, Donald Yamasombi requested drug testing kits from Homeland Security, so police can identify how much dangerous drugs were discovered to help in swift prosecution.

Authorities Assure Peace

They also addressed the rough handling of a soldier by police personnel in a viral video on social media that followed.

In yesterday’s joint press, the authorities assured members of the public that the incidents that led to the confrontation and the results of those actions, will be investigated.

On Monday 22 November, a confrontation between five PNGDF personnel and five members of the Police force took place in front of the Boroko Police Station.

Police/DF Collaborate In Hela COVID Awareness

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Chief Inspector Teddy Agwi said his officers and the DF personnel started awareness in the Tari Township. They have also gone as far as Komo, Magarima, Kopiago, and Koroba, informing the general public to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing whilst in public places.

Police officers upskilled

Present to witness the ceremony was Police Commissioner David Manning.

Commissioner Manning congratulated his officers for choosing to sacrifice their time from work and family to upskill themselves, adding that personal development is an individual’s choice. 

The graduates are officers within the operations and administration wing of the constabulary.

“We in the constabulary see the need to better ourselves in making sure that we serve our people,” he stated.