Cyber-crimes and crimes connected to the use of mobile phones, and other technical items are a threat to society.
This was revealed by Madang Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent, Sylvester Kalaut. Chief Superintendent Kalaut took the opportunity, to address Madang’s law and order situation, at the recent Divine Word University Open Day.
He said many have become addicts, often referred to as obsessive dependence with the Internet, in this 21st Century. He warned of the risks and threats involved and said cyber-bullying and the use of mobile phones have placed a demand on police monitoring.
Madang has a floating population, with the influx and movement of people making it difficult and challenging. PPC Kalaut said the current ratio is one policeman is to 1635 persons.
Meanwhile, university students have appreciated the police awareness during the Open Day. Students from the Communication Arts Department, showcased their work. DWU’s Open Day was held under the theme ‘International Partnerships for Quality of Governance, Learning and Research.’
The Health Sciences Faculty grabbed the title of 'Team of the Year' from their successor Arts.
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