By Julie Badui Owa – EMTV News, Lae
Nineteen police supervisors of the Lae Metropolitan Command and the Provincial Command are undergoing a 3-week long training on Leadership and Supervision in Lae, Morobe Province.
The Chief Inspector, Paul Bai, says as a disciplinary force, police officers have to be orderly and perform according to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) standards. The Chief Inspector says the officers have to be neutral and ethical during their operational duties.
The training targets these senior police officers to be trained as front-line supervisors during their operational duties.
Chief Inspector says currently, there is a lack of supervision by the officers and this training will help improve their supervision qualities when they are out performing duties.
As the front-line supervisors, they will have to have the leadership tools (skills) in order for them to lead and instruct their team during the operations. Supervision and discipline are important and required by the disciplinary organisations.
Mr. Bai said such training will also help discourage officers from being regionalised and behave in an ill-discipline manner.
The training began last week and will end next week Friday (June 29). 19 Senior officers of the Lae Metropolitan command and Morobe Provincial Command have participated.
Senior Constable, Michelle Sibong, from the Sexual Offence Squad Unit of the Lae Metropolitan Command is one of the participants.