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January 17, 2022
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Commissioner Baki Supports Cells Management System

Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, is pushing for the re-introduction of the electronic cell management system for every police station in the country.

Commissioner Baki is confident the system will provide detailed information on all detainees, minimise snail bails, and establish proper prosecution records.

He made these remarks during the third meeting for all departmental heads in Port Moresby.

The electronic cells management system will be re-introduced at the Boroko Police Station in Port Moresby as a pilot project, upon the completion of its renovation.

This means all accused persons that will be detained at the Boroko cell will be required to fill out information sheets. The information will be compiled and given to the prosecutions to present in court.

At the moment, there are no such records and it becomes easy for detainees to use false names.

The system has already been introduced at the Lae Metropolitan Command in Morobe under the Papua New Guinea-Australia Wok Bung Wantaim Program.

According to NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi , the system is not a new practice for police.

Turi said the recoding of detainees’ information used to be a core police function but overtime, arresting officers ceased carrying out that duty.

The introduction of the cells management system is predicted to assist prosecutors in courts and on a bigger scale decrease cases struck out on technical grounds.

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