New Concept: PNG Tourism Police

More than one hundred men from Kundiawa Gembogl in Simbu province have graduated with certificates in Tourism Policing.

The group of men underwent 2 weeks of basic disciplinary training with the Kundiawa community police.


The program is co-funded by the Kundiawa Gembogl district and Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA).


Kundiawa Gembogl district is home to the country’s second tourism icon, Mt. Wilhelm, the highest mountain in the country.


Given this fact, the member for Kundiawa Gembogl, Tobias Kulang, has seen the need to promote Mt.Wilhelm.


The group of men from the district have been training for 2 weeks to attain certificates in Tourism Policing.


The aim of this project is to have 3rd level police men posted every 5 kilometres along the road from Kundiawa to Mt. Wilhlem.


The training was conducted by 2nd level police at the Gembogl station.


Last Thursday, the member for Kundiawa Gembogl, Tobias Kulang, brought in a representative from TPA to deliver a basic workshop on tourism.


On Friday, the Speaker of National Parliament, Theo Zurenou, together with the member, marked the beginning of the program which will be funded under Kundiawa’s DSIP.


The district and TPA have put in K200 each to support the program.


Tourism police is a brand new concept introduced in the country and TPA hopes to introduce it in other tourist attraction sites in the country.


TPA will arrange refresher courses to equip this group with the benefits of tourists and the tourism industry.

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