Security Operations

VIDEO: Security operations in SHP

Provincial Police Commander Chief Superintendent, Sibron Papoto says over 1,000 security personnel will be on the ground. 


Charmaine Poriambep with this report 



Security personnel commence election operations

Eastern Highlands Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Alex N’Drasel said 700 personnel from NCD, Lae and Madang will be joining the 316 local police officers.

Police from NCD and Lae, including CS officers have already arrived in the province.

PPC N’Drasel said the PNG Defence Force Quick Response Unit will be arriving this week.

The province has been divided into two commands for Election Security Operation - an Eastern and Western Command.

The Commanders of the two zones are responsible for security there.

Security operations underway in Manus

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the personnel were given a briefing on Saturday and are now out in full force.

Foot beat and motorist patrols, roadblocks and raids of suspected areas for homebrew, drugs and firearms, will be conducted during the operation.

PPC Yapu said the team will also be carrying out awareness on election related offences, monitor the sale of liquor and black markets, as well as monitor campaign activities.

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The boarder security operations will comprise of personnel from the Royal PNG Constabulary, Correctional services and PNGDF.


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Security operations parade underway in Mt Hagen

The parade formation will be at IEA (Mt Hagen Big Rooster) and will march through Waghi Parade and reform in an orderly fashion at the Queen Elizabeth Park.

The arrival of the parade hosts, Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki and the reviewing officer, Chief Secretary to the Government, Isaac Lupari is expected at around 9:45am.

The parade will comprise of parade commander, Superintendent David Seine (PPC Simbu) and Parade Sgt Major Chief Sergeant William Manu.

​NGI security operation to be launched

Police Commissioner Gari Baki will launch the security operations for Manus, East New Britain, New Ireland and West New Britain provinces in Lorengau.

Host and Acting Manus Provincial Police Commander, senior inspector David Yapu, said all preparations for the launch are in place, and he thanks Commissioner Baki for choosing Manus to launch the NGI operations.

For Manus province alone, a combined security operation will consist of Police, Correctional Service and PNG Defence Force personnel, with some assistance to come from the East New Britain province.

Security operations on par for APEC meet

Assistant Commissioner of  Operations David Manning informed PNG Loop there was a full briefing conducted by the RPNGC, PNGDF and PN CS to go over capacity requirements.

Manning outlined that the main area of focus would be to build and enhance security requirements for the three disciplined forces that will be providing the basis of the in-country security.

He says that all force reps were told to align all their training and preps to beef up in terms of intelligence-based operations.

CS officers await venue directions

According to CS contingent commander Assistant Commissioner Henry Wavik, while the supplementary orders were delivered last Friday their location detail and duties are yet to be handed to them by the overall operations command.

Wavik says that their deployment orders will cover all their engagement duties which would consist primarily of them being engaged at the 8 police stations and the airport post to help their police counterparts with general policing duties.

Games chiefs gear up for action

Most of the sites were inspected last week, while command mobile units have been operating in and around the city.

Last week, the Sir John Guise stadium, Bisini sports fields, and the Taurama Aquatic Centre were all checked out with the site inspectors as well as security command members.

To date each of the security forces has indicated that they are in operations mode with the overall games commander David Manning adding that this week all his units will be on “all systems go’’.

Security operations begin

In a joint parade, Police, Defense and Correctional Services personnel formed up and marched on into the Sir John Guise stadium then form up at the outer field where a parade was hosted by the police Commissioner.

The parades Reviewing Officer, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in his address says that he was very proud as a Papua New Guinean to participate and be part of the parade that would launch their security operations.

Prime Minister O’Neil says that his government has placed priority in the rebuilding of the three disciplinary forces.