This morning about 350 police officers in Lae staged their End-of-Year parade to mark the beginning of their Christmas and New Year’s Eve Operations.
Apart from their normal policing duties they will also do road blocks, checking random vehicles and monitoring various hot spots in Lae.
Wagambie, told his officers to always maintain trust, and control in the community, and to work in partnership with members of the community to maintain peace and control.
The Lae Metropolitan Commander, warned opportunists to stay away from criminal activities during this time.
While Lae has seen a decline in serious crimes being committed, Wagambie has warned his men to maintain public confidence and trust.
Despite, many allegations laid against police, Wagambie commended Lae Police for maintaining control and restraint especially in the use of firearms.
Those who intend to host family gatherings will have to do so within their residential confines, and not out on the streets.
Troublemakers who are caught will be locked up in jail, until the Christmas and New year period ends.
Despite the manpower problem the command faces, the sector patrol concept has helped Lae Police to minimize much of the law and order problem in the city this year.
Police presence is key to combating criminal activities.
However, Wagambie says they will need the support of the government in terms of logistics to continue the sector patrol.