Over 30 members from the three disciplinary forces have commenced training on how to manage Public Order come APEC 2018.
The Public Order Management Tactical Training Qualifying Course will be conducted within three weeks, beginning with theory lessons.
Deputy Police Commissioner (DCP), Jim Andrews announced the training open in Port Moresby yesterday.
Known as the ‘APEC Capacity Training’, it will be involving the Police, Correctional Services (CS) and the Defence Force.
10 officers are from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC), while three are both from the CS and Defence.
The training is designed to exercise crowd control measures during unexpected unrest in a public area.
Representing the PNGDF, Commanding Officer of the First Royal Pacific Islands Regiment, Lt Col Boniface Aruma, said it is a positive set towards APEC Security Preparations.
CS Deputy Commissioner for Corporate Service, Stephan Pokanis explains that traditional, CS members are supposed to look after the welfare of prisoners.
However, by law they are members of the Disciplinary Force thus, it has given them the opportunity to participate in security operations of the National Elections and 2018 APEC Summit.
So far, the Australian Police and Defence Force have assisted its PNG counterparts in preparing for what will be the biggest Joint Security Operation in the history for PNG.
The theory lessons began yesterday after it was announced open by DCP Jim Andrews.