Lae Police Farewell: Officer Retire After 48 Years

A Retiring Police Officer, who served inthe force for 48 years, saysthe Police Force is not what it used to be inthe colonial days.


Hanis Murup says that chronic housing problems must be addressed to restore honor into Royal Papua New GuineaConstabulary.

He edged new recruits to carry outtheir job with discipline despitethe challenges.


Mr Murup has held various jobs inthe force including officer in charge of traffic in Arawa, Bougainville before he moverd to Lae in 1967 where he has lived till his retirement.


Hanis Murup says duringthese long years he has seen changes inthe force that are in in vast contrast tothe colonial days.


&ldquoInthe colonial days we worked really well under good conditions,” he said.


His says Police Welfare that has been neglected so much overthe years.


Murup has again drawn attention tothe fact that Madang Policemen have been buildingtheir own houses in a condemned barracks area.


“We live withthe termit’s. We have problems with electricity and water,” he said.


Hanis Murup spoke to EMTV during a parade that was held on Friday atthe Sir Ignatius Killage Stadium to farewell retiring Police Officers.


Policemen and women, withtheir children and relatives, came from as far as Goroka and Ramu to participate in a Parade withPNGDF soldiers and CIS officers.


Caption: Retiring Police Officer, Hanis Murup servedthe force for 48 years and saysthe Police Force is not what it used to be inthe colonial days.

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