Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC)

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.

Turi takes action on discipline in the force

Turi says discipline was an issue before he had taken office as MetSup and there were too many rogue officers running loose.

“We have grouping system, wantok system and favoritism and one officer has his own group of officers who over ride and over rule all other officers in the city,” says Turi.

 Turi says he has done away with all this issue existing of grouping system in force and that there are only special groups to do specific duties in the force.

Superintendent Kombe calls it a day after 31 of years’ service

One of them being Superintendent for Operations and Police Station Commander for Boroko Police Station Brian Kombe.

Kombe has spent 31 years in the force, having joined the police force in 1985.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi commended Kombe during the farewell parade yesterday for the years he had put into the force in making sure the needs of the general public were met.

Policemen are never off duty, says Baki

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary commemorated the day yesterday at the Bomana Police College.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki says September 29th is an important day to remember the police personnel and officers who had lost their lives to illnesses or other circumstances.

Baki says unlike other professions, policemen are never off duty and are dedicated public servants who have sworn to protect and serve the public anytime.

He adds that we are the public and the public is the police.

RPNGC to have its own White Paper Policy

And in ensuring that it is significantly important, it is conducting a nationwide consultation meeting with the members of the Constabulary and other stakeholders.    

Commissioner of Police, Gari Baki, has tasked the corporate planning directorate to undertake the policy with the help of consultants.

Northern Divisional Commander Peter Guinness commended Commissioner Baki for taking the initiative with the policy as there is none at the moment.

He said what they have is the Constabulary Standing Orders (CSOs) and the Police Force Act of 1998.

New 'recruits barracks' for RPNGC

The construction of the barracks follows a needs analysis undertaken by Papua New Guinea-Australia Policing Partnership (PNG-APP) in 2014.

The study identified a chronic shortage of accommodation, particularly for single officers in the National Capital District and Lae.

The new accommodation provides upgraded living quarters, kitchens, laundry facilities and has a total capacity of 280 beds. The first and the second building have two single beds in each room whilst buildings three and four have one single bed in each room.

Law and order a major priority in Baiyer River District

The Chief Executive Officer of the Baiyer District Development Authority  (DDA) Mark Kamjua said they are prioritizing law and order and will ensure police are well looked after.

He said they would like to see more police personnel in their district and  therefore  are looking at building their houses.

"We want more police personnel in their district so we would like to strategise on houses first.

Mondiai completes Divisional Command tour

Divisional Commander Nema Mondiai visited Minj with the previewing of a parade in front of the police station today.

Mondiai thanked the parade for their parade and made him welcomed at their station.

"I will complete my Jiwaka leg of the tour here today and thank you all for your presence through the parade. I am glad to see you all in such a parade and hope this is not the last. I will make regular visits, inspection and tours to ensure our duties of policing are prioritised," Mondiai said.

Manus to get new K15m police complex

Costing up to K15 million, in partnership with the Australian Government, the RPNGC Provincial Police Headquarters and Lorengau Police Station’s aim is to increase safe access to law and justice services and support police in making communities safer.

Speaking on behalf of Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin was Deputy Governor John Popot, who says this new police station will boost police morale. It will also instill respect and appreciation from the public for police work within Lorengau.