Policing in Papua New Guinea is a tough challenge with the many law and order issues compared to the ratio of policemen and women to the ever growing population. This is according to Inspector Anton Majer of the Australian federal Police stationed in the Nation’s Capital.
So far the Australian Federal Police have been in the country for two months assisting our local policemen and women.
On Friday EMTV caught up with those stationed at the Gordens Police Station while doing their weekly patrol around the area.
The Gordens base AFP’s along with NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Operations, Perou Ndranou and Gordens police were out patrolling the Gordens market area as part of their weekly patrol.
From the observations of the Aussies, so far they said policing in the country was tough and look to assist our policemen and women as much as possible.
The Inspector also said that it was a good experience for them. According the Metropolitan Superintendant of Operations, the weekly foot patrol was one method they are using to prevent crimes in hot spot areas like Gordens.
He said as long as there was police presence, the number of crimes is likely to reduce.
He said it should be a daily routine but with the limited resources and manpower police weren’t able to be around all the time.
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