The Police in Lae will increase its surveillance over the Voco Point area including the Hilma Wong Park after the opening of the reconstructed Voco Point Police station.
The Chief Metropolitan Superintendent for Lae, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said police would be on alert to prevent crimes from happening in the area.
Lae’s Acting City Manager and Lae District Administrator, Robin Calistus said, a local group from the area will help the police to take care of the area after the signing of a MoU.
The safety and security for people visiting this park has become a great concern to the district and the police department.
This area was also used by the local communities over the past years. Lae’s residents like Hilma Wong and his family spend most of their free time in this sea front part of the city.
But that quickly changed over time, and became unsafe for people to use because of crimes such as theft and murder taking place in the area.
With the newly reconstructed Voco point Police post funded by Wong Tim and Company, the owner, Hilma Wong who also constructed this recreational park, called on the public to use it with respect.
The focus of the signing of the MoU between Lae City Council and the Butibum people is to improve community policing.
The District Administrator said this would allow police and community residents to work closely together with new ways to solve the problems of crime and physical and social disorders.