Suspended cops to be charged

The Bomana police commandant, Peter Philip, says that among the charges to be laid on the now suspended personnel, are disgraceful conduct, unethical behavior and disobeying lawful instructions.

He anticipates more charges to be laid on them following a consultation of the police act and the laws that are in place.

The pass-outs are recent graduates of the previous police batch and are on site as part of the APEC security training.

Cops suspended over initiation practices

The drunk pass-outs who are from the previous batch of recruits, reportedly harassed some of the new recruits, forcing them to strip naked and do knuckle pushups in the pouring rain.

College Commandant, Peter Philip, says that the incident came to light, after a family of one of the new recruits, were reportedly sworn at by some of the drunk pass-outs, while they were leaving the college after dropping off their son in the afternoon.

Discipline, everyone’s duty

Mr Ali made this comment at the opening of a three day workshop on Discipline this week at the Internal Affairs Directorate in Koki, Port Moresby.

He said that Discipline is a paramount issue in the Constabulary therefore the workshop will be extended throughout the country.

Meantime, the workshop is a continuation of the Commissioner’s declaration of discipline years in 2016 and 2017.

Present were representatives from different sections of the Force throughout NCD.

ABG calls for police powers

He said the ABG should take on the responsibility to improve the local police force.

President Momis stated that the current arrangement is not working, because Bougainville is in a typical post war situation, where it needs to balance between trying to develop new things, and at the same time to reconstruct.

“I don’t think we have the necessary police discipline and training.

“I would like to take a position with the impending referendum, you need law and order, you need conducive atmosphere, so this is a core enforcement agency and is very important.

A look at major police stories from 2017

The main highlight for this year could well be the National General Elections with its own challenges and political issues; taking into consideration the rise in reported or sighted crime rates, especially in Port Moresby. 

The National General Elections 2017 saw the loss of four members of the police force in election related violence incidents.

The four members were killed in the line of duty; the first two gunned down in Wabag town in July

and the other two killed after being ambushed in Mendi in September; one day after the National Police Remembrance Day.

Police to get pay increase

This increase will see the lowest ranked officers in the police hierarchy benefit tremendously.

This was revealed during a signing ceremony today between the police union and the RPNGC on the said agreement.

The increase in salary also comes under the government’s approach to increase salary for public servants.

Although a much compatible percentage was requested by the union who took into account the efforts of service provided by the police, General Secretary of the Police Union, Clemence Kanau said the 3 per cent increase is also welcome news.

Security officers receive riot management training

Participating were officers from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, the PNG Defence Force, the PNG Correctional Services and the St John Ambulance.

The officers had undergone three weeks of intense Public Order Management (POM) training aimed to erect an effective safety and security cell that will manage public disorder during the APEC summit.

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Prime Minister Peter O'Neill told this newsroom that the number of security forces will increase in the next few days.

His response came after Shadow Minister for Democratic Institutions and the Rule of Law Kerenga Kua released a statement claiming that O'Neill must be blamed for the lawlessness behavior happening in Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces.

Kua claimed that regular incidents of violence and lawlessness are taking place in these two provinces, without the lack of government supervised interventions.

NZ officers to help RPNGC for APEC 2018

The officers are here to assist the Royal PNG Constabulary prepare for the 2018 APEC meetings.

“Twelve New Zealand Police Service officers arrived in the country and other three are expected to join in early next year to work alongside with the counterparts, the Australian Federal Police to assist the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary prepare for the APEC meetings,” High Commissioner Mackwell said.

NCD leads in major crimes in the country

According to recent Daily Crime Summary Reports provided by the office of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Chief Operations Jim Andrews, the nation’s Capital Port Moresby has recorded 42 per cent of all crimes reported throughout the country.

Enga follows after NCD with a recorded 31 per cent. Oro, Simbu, Manus all reported below 5 per cent. All other Provinces reported no major incidents.

Stealing offences reported the highest, with 25 reported cases of which 4 arrests were made.