Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, has instructed Lae Metropolitan Commander Chief Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie, to fully train 25 new police reserve officers.
These officers will be working under the guidance of regular police officers, and will be stationed at the new police station at Malahang, once it is completed.
Baki’s instruction follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Lae Metropolitan Command, and the Ahi Hope foundation yesterday.
The MoU signed yesterday, is between the Lae Police and the Ahi Hope foundation to work as partners in the rehabilitation of the Malahang police station.
This is a community project that will be fully funded by the Ahi Hope foundation at the cost of K300,000.
Ahi Hope foundation’s Executive officer, Gilinde Kitoria, says the project will start at the end of this month and is expected to end early next year.
The new station will help in the curbing of law and order problems in Malahang and surrounding communities.
The signing also allows the two parties to recruit and train Local Ahi Villages as peace officers, magistrates and reserve police.
Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, has also made a commitment to provide a police vehicle to assist officers.
Baki, welcomes the initiative taken and said the new station will help respond to crimes in that part of the Lae metropolitan Command as it is one of the hotspot area in the area.
Ahi LLG President, Sam Agi, said the crime rate at Malahang and surrounding areas is on the rise.
The new police station, once completed, will help minimise law and order problems.