Royal PNG Constabulary

48 hours notice to Porgera squatters

Police Commissioner David Manning said the illegal squatters have no connection with the land they have been occupying and have exploited the previous closure of the mine to illegally damage property, commit criminal offences, and threaten peace and good order across the Porgera Valley.

 “Following consultation with stakeholders, including the Porgera Valley community, provincial and district administration, private business, and the National Government agencies, police have no other option but to remove the illegal squatters who are threatening peace and good order.

Manning establishes ‘Sensitive Investigation Board’

Police Commissioner David Manning ordered the establishment of this board saying this body will put an end to the manipulation of legal process for political convenience.

When signing the directions for the establishment of the board, Manning said people are sick and tired of political opportunists filing dubious complaints against targets they want to remove which ultimately gets thrown out of court due to lack of evidence.

Police Service Allowances to be paid

Manning made the announcement today after receiving confirmation of payment from the Department of Personnel Management.

Nine-hundred-and-ninety-two (992)claims will be processed in the first batch, with the payments set to be made in Pay Number 15, directly into the respective accounts of the police personnel. The compensation is intended to address the underpayment of police service allowances that occurred between 2010 and 2015.

COVID-19 Measures revoked

These new measures aim to minimize limitations while supporting the Controller's role in monitoring the COVID-19 environment.

Measure 1 revokes all previous measures and directions, providing a new foundation for the new measures. It cancels all previous measures related to provincial control bodies, travel, price measures, social gatherings, and liquor restrictions.

Measure 2 is a new measure designed to ensure continued situational awareness, providing the Controller with oversight in surges of COVID-19 presentations in larger hospitals and medical facilities.

Migrants cause of crime wave

Superintendent Beli has noted that the influx of people into New Ireland can lead to an increase in crime and other law and order problems.

He has stated that although the crime rate in New Ireland is manageable compared to other provinces he has served in, such as the Highlands and East Sepik, the situation could worsen due to the recent increase in migration.

CID Western Highlands receives computers

Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent John Sagom received the donation of six new desktop computers worth K26, 000 from the Director for Crimes Chief Inspector Joel Simatab at the Police headquarters in Port Moresby on Wednesday 18th January.

CIP Simatab said the initiative of providing logistical support to CIDs in all provinces will be rolled out with this being the first to improve law and order in support of the Commissioner’s intent for 2023.

NAC Starts Peak Period Ops

This special Christmas operations will include collaboration with the Royal PNG Constabulary. This has been set up at the Jacksons Airport including, Mount Hagen, Goroka, Nadzab and Madang airports.

At the Jacksons airport, three security checkpoints have been set up at key locations within to carry out appropriate security checks on vehicles and persons entering the airport area.

Police: Expo A Great Initiative

Director for Human Resource with the Royal PNG Constabulary Chief Superintendent Samson Sigiyaru, said during the recent year 12 education expo, that they are looking into recruiting year 12 students.

Chief Supt Sigiyaru said the expo is a great initiative to inform young school leavers, of the opportunities in joining the police force, for those who may be interested.

Having to participate in the schools expo second time around, the Royal PNG Constabulary, plans to start reaching out to schools for future recruitment of Grade 12 school leavers.

Betel nut bags disposed off

The betel-nut bags were intercepted by police on Sunday, March 29th, when being smuggled into Port Moresby by three boats.

There is currently a ban on the sale and chewing of betel-nut under the current State of Emergency.

Following a tip off, Water Police intercepted three boats smuggling betel-nut into Port Moresby, late on Sunday afternoon.

The confiscation is part of the implementation of the State of Emergency in which the sale and chewing of betel-nut has been banned in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Mining firm partners with police

The MOA was signed on January 17 in Port Moresby and reinforces the commitment between the RPNGC and MCGL. MCGL is owned by Harmony, the operator of the Hidden Valley Mine in Morobe.

“Harmony Hidden Valley are proud of our strong working relationship in helping to facilitate law and order in the Wau/Bulolo districts,” Hidden Valley Mine General Manager, Gary Davies, said.

He stated that the MOA reinforces the company’s commitment in working together with the RPNGC in a transparent and open manner.