by Theckla Gunga – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, has confirmed in an exclusive interview with EMTV News, that the suspension of the Police Dog Unit has been lifted yesterday.
Baki said the decision to drop the suspension was to involve the Dog Unit in the Polices’ Festive Operations this year.
Baki made this comment at the opening of the recruits mess in Bomana this morning.
Commissioner Baki has been embarking on seeing a positive output from the recruits.
In almost all his address to the recruits this year, the commissioner kept emphasising on discipline. Both while on and off duty.
His decision to introduce the Public Policy and Management Course is because of the various criminal issues police deal with in their areas of operations.
Under the Police Modernisation Program, The Police College is being transformed into a College of Excellence.
Its officers’ mess was recently refurbished and today the recruit mess officially launched.
The refurbishment was carried out through the Australia and Papua New Guinea Policing Partnership Program at a cost of K1 million investment from the Australian Government.
The inclusion of PPM means recruits will be taking PPM courses during their training at Bomana.
This will apply to the police intake of 2016.