By Theckla Gunga – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Over 20 probationary constables attached to the Boroko Police Station, in Port Moresby, have concluded a Public Safety Refresher Course this afternoon.
The one-day course initiated by Boroko Station Shift Inspector, Senior Sergeant, Henry Map, comes after recent reports of police brutality committed by probationary constables.
The training targeted the appropriate approach police officers are supposed to perform when conducting police duties.
These skills include how to respond to a complaint, the procedure of writing a police statement and when to arrest a suspect.
Senior Sergeant Map, who spearheaded the training, said basic police practices like vehicle inspections and customer services have been omitted at most police stations and the training aims to revive these practices.
NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Benjamin Turi, encouraged the probationary constables to execute the different methods correctly.
Turi said such practices build the good foundation of any station, and challenged Police Stations Commanders of other Stations in the NCD command to conduct similar training.
This training is seen as a positive step towards creating a good image for the Boroko Police Station, an image that was tarnished following the ‘Condom Eating’ Saga last year.