Deputy Police Commissioner Operations, Simon Kauba, assuredthe Australian Federal Police officers thatthey will soon come to know and appreciatPNG despite negative impressions bythe media.
He said this uponthe arrival ofthe twelve AFP officers in Port Moresby yesterday. He also said thatthe AFP’s involvement will help combat street muggings and violent armed robberies in Lae and Port Moresby.
Mr. Kauba, assured AFP officers yesterday thaPNG has a diverse culture andthe people are friendy. He said law and order problems also co-exist in our country, andthereforPNG felt indebted tothe Australian government and its people for sending AFP officers here.
Mr Kauba saidthe AFP’s task here will be very challenging. They will provide support to members ofthe RPNGC inthe areas of Community Policing, station management and supervision, community liaison, traffic operations, crime investigations, and dealing with sexual offences.
He boldly toldthem to establish networks and understand people’s culture, which arethe two important elements ofthe workplace.
Apart fromthe engagement of AFP officers in advisory roles,the RPNGC is moving forward into a transition phase to modernise.
This was afterthPNG Government provided funding for major infrastructure improverments, recruitment and acquisition of logistics.