By Staycey Yalo – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Eight more police officers graduated with ‘Certificates for Motorcycle’ after an intensive four weeks training program conducted by the Australian Federal Police.
These Motorcyclists will be part of the APEC security team providing escorts for APEC Delegates.
A Female officer was also among those who graduated today.
48 members of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary had already gone through this program.
This is an ongoing training program that is conducted in partnership with the Australian Federal Police in preparation for APEC.
The program was four weeks long; initially about 12 officers joined the program.
Those who graduated today have managed to successfully complete their training.
The officers were presented with their certificates by Senior Inspector, Joseph Salle, and Inspector, James Leholeho.
They were also given riding pins which identifies them as international motorcyclists.
The target for this motorcycle program is to train and graduate 80 officers.
After graduation, the motorcyclists will continue their training on the job until APEC.
Despite many of the participating officers not having any motorcycle experience prior to getting into the program, Acting Inspector, Leanne and First Constable, Esther, says it was their commitment and courage to learn that got them through.