Lae’s high crime rate has become a big concern in recent years. While the blame is leveled against poor policing in the city, many say it’s everyone’s business to help police curb these law and order problems.
Earlier today, the Lae police got additional support from Consort Express Lines, as a contribution towards working together with the police. The gathering may seem small, but it is an important event that will go a long way.
Consort Express Lines, one of the world leaders in container shipping, donated a 20-foot shipping container, which will be used by Lae police as a storage rack.
This may perhaps be one of the contributions into curbing Lae’s law and order problems. Lae’s law and order problem is now gaining more recognition from the public.
Over the years, it used to be a generally accepted view, that, policing Lae city was the job confined to PNG’s Royal constabulary, but this mindset is now changing.
This comes amidst the challenges facing Lae police in terms of resources. In November last year, the arrival of the Australian Federal Police boosted the capacity building for local policemen, and women in Lae.
In August last year, the Morobe provincial government purchased six police vehicles for surveillance in areas around Lae city. Just last week, the Lae police also launched its new law and order program at the Tent city suburb.
Lae’s public confidence in policing has taken a dive in recent years. And with continuous contribution from other businesses into the city’s police force, it is expected to regain this lost confidence.
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