Porgera Suspension

Six local policemen in Porgera were suspended, and three mobile squad 07 personnel of Mount Hagen, were deployed back to their base for disobeying orders from the operation hierarchy.

The Operation Controller, Chief Superintendent, Norman Kambo, confirmed that 6 local policeman in Porgera have been suspended from duty for 21days.


Speaking at a disciplinary parade with the Joint Call out Forces, Superintendent Kambo said the Operation is a National Government sanctioned operation, and disciplinary officers must maintain code of conduct at all times.  


Operation Controller Chief, Superintendent Norman Kambo, has confirmed that 6 local policeman in Porgera have been suspended from duty for 21days.


Their suspension follows a string of offences from disobeying lawful orders, insubordination, and misuse of Porgera Police vehicle while under the influence of liquor.


The 6 policemen, ranking from Senior Sergeant and down to Probationary Constables, committed the offence on the 17th of May, 2014.


The matter is now referred to the Director, Internal Affairs to investigate, before appropriate disciplinary charges will be laid.


Also 3 members of the Mobile Squad 07 from Mt Hagen have been deported back to their base for not following ground rules, specifically stated in the Operational Orders distributed to all squad commanders before the Operation Code name “Short Stop 2014” commenced.


Speaking at a disciplinary parade with the Joint Call Out Forces and Local police personal from Pogera, Operational Controller Chief Superintendent, Norman Kambo, expressed his concern saying that the Call Out Operation is a National Government-sanctioned operation, and all disciplinary officers from both Police and Defence must at all-times maintain their code of conduct.  


The first 3 weeks after the Operation Launching has gone smoothly. The awareness campaign around the local community has been well received and the reduction in illegal activities around the mine and the Porgera township have reduced drastically.


Mr. Kambo pointed out that the general public will be monitoring all our movements so we have to maintain high standard of discipline and perform our duties accordingly.


He said he will not tolerate any members of the Call Out Operation who step out of line because it will defeat our mission entrusted by the National Government, and will deport them and they will face disciplinary charges.


The second stage of the operation will commence next week specifically to target hot spots and assist remove illegal settlers around the mine site.


The total Liquor Ban is still in place in the Enga Province and the people of Enga have also been instructed to co-operate until the Ban is lifted.

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