Six police women were amongst the 24 police officers, who completed a Human Rights Training in Goroka, Eastern Highlands province.
The training is a response the Eastern Highlands Provincial Command is taking to address the abuse of human rights in the province.
The officers who participated came from the nine districts in Eastern Highlands.
The training was facilitated by the Police College and conducted in partnership with United Nations Office of Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
EHP Provincial Police Commander, Alex N’Drasal acknowledged the support from the facilitators and encouraged his officers to be alert on human rights related issues.
The HR training covered critical human rights aspects related to policing, including non-discrimination, ethics, arrest and detention, use of force, and policing protests and assemblies.
PPC N’Drasal encouraged the participants to also share the knowledge to their colleagues.