Close to 200 women police officers will be participating in the U20 Women’s World Cup security operations.
A three-day workshop commenced yesterday at the Laguna Hotel, where 51 Police Women who have been assigned as Team Security Liaison Officers to the 16 participating teams.
Local Organising Committee Security manager, Hetahu Lohia said the workshop is to familiarise the women with their roles and responsibilities during the tournament.
They will be working closely with the team Liaison Officers because they will be with the teams throughout the tournament.
Similar to the Tri-Nations tournament, each team will be allocated two to three Team Security Liaison Officers and Team Liaison Officers who will be attached with the teams for the duration of the tournament.
Police Commissioner, Gary Baki, congratulated the officers who were selected to be TSLO’s and said the principal security for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup lies entirely on the RPNGC Women.
Beside the TSLOs, 130 women police officers will be flown into Port Moresby to commence security operations at the end of the month.
Commissioner Baki encouraged the female officers to be ambassadors for both Papua New Guinea and the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC). He adds, what they do now will reflect on how they will prepare for a much bigger task in the APEC summit 2018.
The security operations order has had input from the National intelligence Office and other security partners to ensure the safety and security of the fans, international media and teams that will be in Port Moresby during the three-week tournament.
The first phase of the three phase operations commences at the end of this month.