Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC)

Commissioner signs off on 2021 police budget

The total budget requested is K402.6 million inclusive of both recurrent K381.4 million and development K21.2 million. While the first budget submission for Manning for 2020 was completed during his acting tenure, the 2021 budget submission is his first in his substantive tenure, indicating that there is robust confidence in his leadership.

Manning said the fact that the Police Minister also signed off both years’ budget submissions is evidence of the effective bi-partisan working relationship between the Commissioner and the Police Minister.

New refueling system trialed by NCD police

Kramer said under Police Commissioner David Manning’s leadership, a Radio Frequency Identification fuel management tagging system is being tested in NCD.

RFID fuel management, more commonly known as Automatic Vehicle Recognition (AVR), is a well-established, proven and reliable system used by many astute transport operations.

The technology consists of three core components that need to talk to, or recognise one another in order for fuel to be securely dispensed: These include:

RPNGC to form special investigation team

In a statement, he said this is part of the Constabulary’s bid to clean-up the city in preparations for the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit in November.

Selected members of the Constabulary with good standing and character would be randomly selected from the Internal Affairs Directorate, Mobile Squads and Criminal Investigation Division to form this special investigation team.

Baki said this after detectives investigating a passport and visa scam arrested a policeman yesterday for allegedly receiving K50,000 from an Asian suspect.

RPNGC structure reviewed

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) is no different.

After 26 years since an overview structure was produced for the RPNGC, Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, presented its latest and reviewed structure for the constabulary to the Department of Personnel Management.

During the SOM1 meetings last month, Baki made it clear that it was the constabulary’s intention to support the government’s plans in ensuring that the minimum service delivery framework at National Planning talks must be complemented in the structure.

Dry run for APEC motorcade conducted

This morning’s exercise was a culmination of 5 years of joint security preparation and planning for APEC.

The 2018 APEC summit is gaining momentum and all preparations of the Joint Security Task Force since 2013 are now being put to test.

The exercise this morning was to test all security capacities and elements required for and during the APEC summit.

“The exercise was designed to test our preparedness and elements that are all going to take part in the APEC operations,” reiterated Assistant Commissioner Naua Vanuawaru.

Traffics gears up for upcoming events

Director for Traffics, Joe Joseph, said the officers who have graduated from their training sessions for 2018 are prepared to carry that out.

Joseph said this with regards to the upcoming Rugby World Cup event that will be held at the end of the month.

“Events hosted and needs our skill set to provide escort will help to build the training experiences of the officers to improve their skills where necessary, leading up to the Summit in 2018.”

Police say they will not vacate houses

Police Association President, Lowa Tambua has warned Red Sea Housing that giving ultimatums by way of threat is unhealthy.

Tambua warns that the policemen and women who have already settled up at the new barracks will not move out that easily.

“Come your 30 days, they will not move out and you will only be looking for trouble.”

He reiterated that the outstanding payment is a matter between you (Red Sea) and the government adding that Red Sea cannot just move these people out like this.

Hunters join ‘Senisim Pasin’ campaign

The event especially aims to advocate against gender-based violence through PNG Tribal Foundation’s ‘Senisim Pasin’ campaign.

The friendly game is an initiative of Advisor to the PNG – Australia Police Partnership (APP), Sergeant Dean Saddler, and SP PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum.

The ‘Senisim Pasin’ campaign is a strategic initiative of the PNG Tribal Foundation in alliance with the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development (StaRS).

Police recruits to graduate this week

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary recruits new officers every year to undergo training at the Bomana Police College outside Port Moresby.

These graduates have undergone three basic police training units.

This will be the second group of officers’ graduation; they started their training in 2016.

The first group passed out in April last year.

In the meantime, the RPNGC is suspending recruitment for 2017 while a review will be carried out on all existing recruitment criteria, protocols and procedures.

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Lack of supervisory role hinders Constabulary

Chief Superintendent Robert Ali mentioned this during the commissioner’s annual conference in Kimbe that while they point fingers at the new recruits who just passed out from the police college, senior officers must also cop the blame for not taking a leading role.

“We must also be blamed for lacking in field supervision. The young and energetic police personnel just completed their training and are eager to join the journey in policing.

“Their future depends entirely on us as leaders and we have to take the lead in the supervisory roles,” Ali told his senior officers.