Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary

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.  

Police women revive Women’s Advisory Network

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary recently revived its Women’s Advisory Network (WAN), which is strengthening the skillsets of members as part of its effort to improve work conditions for female officers and the quality of community police services.

The organisation is volunteer-driven and provides an advocacy platform for police women to address issues such as harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

27 cadet officers trained on discipline

There are six females and 21 male cadet officers undergoing a program for three weeks on disciplinary procedures.

Director for Police Internal Affairs, Chief Superintendent Robert Ali, said discipline is everyone’s responsibility and instilling such behaviour and character at an early stage in the cadets’ training is important for the Constabulary.

During Ali’s presentation, he mentioned that discipline applies to everyone within the Police Commissioner’s command and control value chain, regardless of gender, culture, religion or social status.

Brush up on security for SOM2

However, with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary playing the role as the agency responsible in supporting the government to deliver the APEC Summit - the RPNGC is ready.

Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, made this reassuring statement, adding that with the assistance given by the Australian Federal Police, the constabulary has come a long way with its preparations towards delivering the first senior officials’ meet in Port Moresby.

New Jackson’s airport police station

In a small but significant ceremony yesterday morning, Police Commissioner Gari Baki said this was yet another milestone achievement for the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.

Commissioner Baki said the RPNGC has come a long way with the upgrade and assistance of the Australian Federal Police, under the Papua New Guinea-Australia Policing Partnership program.

Intense driving week for women officers

The 12 underwent two weeks of tactical and defensive driving exercise in preparation for the first Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 1) set to take place this weekend.

This is the first female only operational close protection driving program that the RPNGC is running in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police through the PNG-APP/ RPNGC partnership program.

Police Constable Rauma Lo’o said the program means a great deal, especially for women in this line and field of duty, apart from the previous courses and training they had already undertaken in preparation for APEC.

31 close protection officers certified

Chief Superintendent (CSP) Kabib Lamu, from the APEC Joint Security Task Force (JSTF), called upon the participants to be vigilant, active, prepared and to perform their duties with pride and dignity when the leaders and delegates arrive on our shores.

“Close protection officers are the frontline officers providing close protection to high profile dignitaries.

Joint forces graduate from training

Members of the Australian Federal Police, the Royal PNG Constabulary, the PNG Defence Force and Correctional Service gathered in a small ceremony as the participants walked up to receive their certificates.

The joint force participants completed the last day of their drill training at the Oil Search National Football Stadium yesterday.

AFP chief instructor for public order management, Gary Hahn, who was present to supervise the outdoor training drill, said the training comes in handy when PNG is preparing for it most important upcoming event; the APEC Summit in 2018.