By Mickey Kavera – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Eight correctional service cadets will join their counterparts from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) and the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) for the joint service college program.
The PNGDF will conduct the program for the duration of 18 months.
The cadets are expected to leave at the end of this month.
The orientation of the eight cadets was held today at the CS Bomana Training College in Port Moresby.
It was witnessed by representatives from the three disciplinary forces.
The cadets were selected through a stringent selection process conducted jointly by the CS and PNGDF.
They will be part of a group of other cadets from RPNGC and PNGDF to go through the joint service college program.
The joint service college program was revived after been dormant for over two decades. It is part of the government initiative for the three disciplinary forces to share knowledge on various systems to develop their respective human resource.
CS Commissioner, Michael Waipo, wants the best for his cadets. He challenged them to return with flying colours.
He said leadership roles within the CS are lacking. It is now up to the cadets to take on the challenge to fill in the void.