58 women are amongst the 234 recruits who have joined the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary as probationary constables.
These 232 men and women are the first batch of the 2017 intake.
They were sworn during a pass out parade by Police Commissioner, Gari Baki at the Bomana Police College.
Close to a thousand friends, families and relatives were present to witness the pass out. The recruits marched onto the parade ground with pride and enthusiasm to begin a new policing career.
The parade consisted of 10 squads and was led in by the famous police band
Theses recruits have completed six months of basic police training on Elements of Law, Conflict Resolution and Court Procedures including Human Rights.
The parade was hosted by police commissioner, Gari Baki and Alfred Manase, the Civil Aviation Minister as the Reviewing Officer.
In his address speech, the minister encouraged the recruits to be fair, honest and committed.
These 232 men and women who have passed out today will complete 18 months of probation, before they can be confirmed constables.
While some will be deployed to other provinces, others will be based in Port Moresby.
For these 232, this is the beginning of an exciting but challenging career.