Police Commissioner David Manning, in a statement today, promised the full force of the law upon policemen and women who aid and abet crime and criminals.
Manning’s comments come after threats were issued toward police detectives involved in the K286million Ok Tedi investigations.
Manning added that he will not stand for these actions and whoever aids in crime whether police personnel or criminal will be dealt with under lawful means.
Furthermore, Manning said, reports of policemen continuously being deployed to provide protection for logging camps or other private business with the full knowledge and authority of their superiors will be investigated and dealt with.
Manning added that the Police Force will undergo beneficial change, and those currently opposing these changes for their own reasons will be weeded out.
“The proposed changes in the disciplinary proceedings will allow for a swifter and more effective process that protects all parties concerned whilst enhancing greater accountability and appropriate penalties being dealt out.
“In the near future legislative amendments will be made to criminalize certain offences that have caused the discipline and performance of the Police Force to deteriorate. If we are to deliver to the people of PNG a Police Force that they deserve and provide a policing service that adds value to their lives we must undergo these reforms and remove impediments now,” Mr Manning said.