Police boss clarifies reservists’ role

The clarification, from the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Commander Ben Turi, follows concerns raised by the public on a number of illegal operations, allegedly by these officers.

Turi explained that these personnel operating under the urban safety logo are recognised reservists who are helping ensure the smooth running of the city.

The police boss was queried on some of their notorious activities, like an incident that occurred early last month where urban safety officers, in police uniforms, allegedly raided vendors at a hospital bus stop and assaulted a young man.

VIDEO: Turi clarifies police uniform scandal

This comes following concerns raised by the public about disreputable actions being carried out by these Urban Safety officers. 


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Baki satisfied with RPNGC’s APEC preps

Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, told Loop PNG this morning that at the moment, he is happy with the progress of RPNGC in regards to the preparations for the 2018 APEC Summit.

He said RPNGC’s dialogue with partners abroad is ongoing and looks to be very productive.

Baki said an Indonesian team is currently in Port Moresby to look at areas where they could assist RPNGC.

A team has been flown to Vietnam, of which Baki was supposedly to go with yesterday but had to remain back because of the shooting in Southern Highlands Province.

Police remember fallen officers

This year instead of the usual traditional mass, the officers and dignitaries gathered for a dawn service them a commemoration and unveiling of a police memorial to commemorate fallen comrades.

Police Commissioner, Gari Baki said that today’s celebrations is the first of its kind placing significance on the main agenda of the day which is to remember the lives of the service personnel that died while on duty.

“Now we have a memorial monument it will capture the records of any of the service personnel that were slain during the line of duty.

Wong pledges fresh start and pride restoration

Wong, when giving his maiden speech as Police Minister has pledge to start fresh and make RPNGC the best government entity in the country and Pacific.

 "The Royal Papua New Guinea Police Constabulary is one of the key establishments of Papua New Guinea. We have a long and proud history, steeped in meritorious conduct and our institution is the platform for which law and order in this country should be built upon."

He said too often, the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary has been the centre of controversy, tainted by the actions of a few.

VIDEO: Water Police prepared

Commissioner of Police Gari Baki, made the comment following the presentation of a 3 million Australian Dollar worth of facilities and equipment, including two vehicles and jet skis today at the water police Headquarter at Konedobu in the Nation's capital. 


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Police Minister focused on improving policing

Queried during his first official event as the minister in charge of police, Wong stated that this is the first of the many events that he will ensure to provide in bringing out the best of the RPNGC.

He said there has been a lot of negative vibe towards the Royal Papua New Guinea in the past, but this is about to change.

Wong reiterated that after this event, there will be many more that will follow; RPNGC will return to its former glory.

Jelta Wong – Police Minister

Police gets support for APEC

This follows AUD 3 million (Australian Dollars) worth of facilities and equipment was handed over today at the water police HQ at Konedobu in the Nation’s capital.

COP Baki said this presentation is part of strengthening and preparing the Water police for the coming APEC summit.

He says because this event will see global leaders enter the country there is a need for an increase in security alertness and preparedness.

The equipment includes two boats, six jet skiis, two buoys, two vehicles and a warehouse to house the equipment. 

RPNGC receives AFP assistance

Over 100 plus land and sea transport assets including motorcycles, jets skies and a movable command center was presented to the Commissioner for Police and his contingent at the national football stadium.

Under the Policing Partnership Program, this is the first and the biggest assistance that’s been given to the RPNGC by the AFP.

Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki said he is glad that this current phase of the partnership program is engaged heavily in providing assistance and building our capabilities for APEC.


VIDEO: Kua on use of Security personnel and elections

Member elect for Sinasina Yongumugl and leader of the PNG National Party Kerenga Kua said the presence of security personnel makes voters intimidated and sometimes scared of voting for the right leader.


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