Outgoing Special Services Division (SSD) Commander, Chief Superintendent Samson Kua, has officially handed over the command to incoming commander, Chief Superintendent Jim Namora.
Kua will take up his new post as acting Divisional Commander for Highlands Western End.
The new postings are a directive from the Police Commissioner, Gari Baki.
The handover took place at the SSD Directorate Headquarters in Port Moresby this week.
Outgoing Commander, Samson Kua, highlighted the challenges the directorate went through in the last four years when he was in charge.
Kua joined the SSD Directorate as a young officer, and has over 20 years of experience in SSD.
SSD or Mobile Squad is a special unit in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.
Unlike other police units, SSD is not restricted to a certain area of operation.
Instead it operates throughout the country, under the directive of the Commander.
They respond to State Of Emergency cases, and at times, provide escort for government officials, including diplomats.
Incoming Commander and former West New Britain Police Commander, Jim Namora, acknowledged the leadership Kua provided as Head of SSD in the last four years.
Namora said SSD will be heavily involved in security operations for the APEC Summit in 2018, thus it will still need the support from Kua because of his experience in the directorate.
Namora said while it is a directive from the head of RPNGC to assume the post, he will do so after he leads the security operations for the 2017 PNG Games in West New Britain.