The Boroko Police Station came alive yesterday morning, with the sound of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary band, as they led police offices and the Australian Federal Police, in the first Metropolitan Superintendents Parade, this year.
This will not be the last of police parades held in the Nation’s capital, but the first of many more to come, with the main purpose of addressing important issues concerning the Command.
Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa, inspected the officers on parade, and highlighted the many achievements and challenges faced by the constabulary.
Mr. Bawa said one of the many challenges faced, is enforcement of the Buai Ban in the Nation’s capital, and the reports of policemen and soldiers breaking the law.
Political interference was also mentioned as a challenge faced, however Mr. Bawa advised police personnel to be aware of political interference in the line of duty, and try to avoid it as much as possible.
Mr. Bawa also added that discipline statistics have shown a very huge improvement in discipline, not only with data collection, but with actual investigation and prosecution of offenders.
He urged all officers to build good professional relationships with the community, to respect, respond, and value their support in the fight against crime.
The Metropolitan Superintendent, is also looking at modernizing the Constabulary, saying that the Command should make use of the current available technology, similar to the one used in Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, and should use their expertise and learn from them.
He said however, that even with the very modern state of the art equipment, logistics and all the manpower the constabulary has, attitude is the key factor, without which a job cannot be done properly.
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