Royal PNG Constabulary (RPNGC)

MP applauds Wau taskforce

The MP said the newly established Wau taskforce unit is doing a “tremendous job of enforcing liquor ban in the district”. The taskforce was established by the Wau Police Station Commander, Senior Inspector Peter Yambun,

“As your MP, I truly appreciate their professionalism and performance. I encourage them to continue the very good job,” said Narewec.

“Leaders in Wau-Waria District must be the first people to respect the rule of law. Ordinary citizens look up to us to lead them. It is very shameful for a leader to be caught breaking any law.

Policing to be improved in digital space

Both parties will now work together to establish technical working groups for e-policing and cyber cooperation.

During the signing ceremony, DICT presented a prototype on the police clearance online application that will be introduced soon.

Secretary for DICT Steven Matainaho, stated that the department is only giving technical support to partner up with RPNGC and solve issues.

DICT is progressively working towards digitizing the government system to improve services for the public by reducing costs and increasing efficiency, Matainaho continued.

Uniting against torture

The United Nations General Assembly declared June 26 as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in 1997 (Resolution 52/149). This day serves as a reminder of the urgent need to eliminate torture and ensure the proper implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

On this day, stakeholders including UN Member States, civil society organizations, and individuals worldwide are urged to come together in solidarity.

NID a let down for job seekers

With the issue of National Identification (NID) card a never ending story in the country, sadly many young people have missed out on a job opportunity.

The RPNGC recruitment process is currently underway at the Rita Flynn court in Port Moresby.

Unsuccessful applicants have called on concerned authorities in improving the turnaround time in processing of NID and police clearance report. They said delay for months and years have resulted in shortcut dealings that comes at a cost.

Policeman wounded in shootout

The incident happened at Asas One Lane Bridge along the Bruce Jepchot Highway in Ramu, Madang Province. 

Assistant Commissioner of Police Northern Command, Peter Guinness confirmed that one of the armed criminals was killed during the shootout while the others sustained injuries. 

ACP Guinness said that the police officers from Northern Mobile Group headquarters and the MS 13 officers were travelling in a convoy to Madang when the incident happened. 

Security Forces Set For WHP Polling

Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent John Sagom said the security personnel are ready and looking forward to the polling.

He said the Quick Response Force comprising PNG Defence Force and Police Mobile Squad personnel and the Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) will help the Western Highlands Provincial Police Command to deliver a free, fair and safe election.

Chimbu Police Set To Deliver Election

Chimbu Provincial Police Commander Superintendent, David Warap says the province is into the final period of campaigning with very few incidents created by supporters of candidates, but police have managed this.

He said police have stepped up with the launch of the 2022 National General Election security operations for the Highlands region and police will be out in full force to conduct security operations.

Australia gifts 3000 ballistic protection kits to RPNGC

The equipment arrived in Port Moresby on Friday on a Royal Australian Airforce C17 Globemaster, inbound from the United States.

Jon Philp, Australian High Commissioner to PNG, and Australian Federal Police Commander, Jamie Strauss formally signed the equipment to RPNGC Police Commissioner, David Manning.

Don’t Associate With Candidates: Kauke

He said police must draw the lines in between and leave politics to politicians while they provide policing services to the people of Jiwaka.

“We are approaching the Nomination period where intending candidates and current sitting members are starting to move their supporters here and there.

“Police function during this election is to make sure that free and fair election is conducted without corrupt practices.

MPs Urged To Upgrade Facilities

Chief Ombudsman Richard Pagen and senior staff from the Ombudsman Commission made this request following their visit to Kavieng yesterday.

They further asked the MPs to extend the lockup in Kavieng to avoid containing men, women and juveniles in the same cells.

The visit to Kavieng follows their trip to Manus on Monday.

The Member for Kavieng, on behalf of the Kavieng District Development Authority, was delighted to host the meeting held at the Nusa Island retreat.