Superintendent Jacob Singura

Take ownership of law and order

Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Jacob Singura, said they should not expect police only to maintain peace in their communities.

“This is my appeal to the people of Morobe and Lae city, police work is not only for police officers,” he stated.

“Maintaining peace and security is everyone’s responsibility.

“We all have to be working together.

“Respect is a two-way thing,” he further told his officers.

“If we respect the public, they will respect us.”

State no longer liable for police misconduct

The Office of the Solicitor General said approximately 3 quarters of the K400 million in claims involve the police.

Following the review of the ‘Claims By and Against the State Act 1996’, Morobe Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Jacob Singura, told his officers that they will now be held personally accountable for their actions.

“Any civil suits, it will have to come out of our own pockets,” he stated. “So displa singaut, em minim olsem, we have to be professional, in the real sense.

Police officer robbed while on duty

Officer in Charge of Traffic in Madang, Sergeant Frank Makora, was attacked while controlling traffic at the crossing near Modilon Hospital.

He said he hung his bag (bilum) with his personnel effects on a nearby wall when a thug grabbed his bag and ran towards the public cemetery.

"I was controlling the pedestrians when this happened. Bystanders informed me of my bag being snatched and I chased the thug," he said.

During the chase, the officer tripped and fell. The thug then punched him and took off again.