Disciplinary Forces’ Joint Services College Policy Signing earmarks K100 million for Training

The policy document for the Joint Services College was signed this afternoon at the PNGDF Headquarters in Port Moresby.

The roles and functions of the newly incorporated Joint Services College involve training for the 3 disciplinary forces; PNGDF, RPNGC and Correctional Service.

The signing will effectively begin operations for the college.

Through this college officers from the three disciplinary forces will go through officer cadet training.

With interest from the Melanesian Spearhead Group countries of Fiji and Vanuatu, it will also regional participation.

The Joint Forces Training is a government initiative aimed at training both disciplinary officers and civilians through diploma and degree programs.

It will be funded under the PNGDF Budget arrangement of K100 million.

Revived in February this year, it was aimed to provide the best security for the government, people, resources and investments in the country.

The first workshop was held at Lae’s Igam Barracks.

Police Commissioner, Gari Baki and CS Commissioner, Michael Waipo underwent similar training in the 1990s.

The Defence Force Academy in Lae will be used as the training ground for this

Meanwhile, discussions are underway with relevant stakeholders to develop its constitution before it is tabled in National Parliament.

Eric Haurupma

studied at the University of Papua New Guinea graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations. His main areas of expertise within EMTV are the courts, crime and the environment.

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