by Lorraine Genia – EM TV Sport, Port Moresby
The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is expecting an additional K28 million from the Government, to assist with the policing and security operations, for the 2015 Pacific Games.
Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Administration, Awan Sete, said the K26 million that had been allocated to the Constabulary earlier, was expended on the procurement of logistics, police surveillance and security.
Sete says, the funds provided by the government would enable the Constabulary to increase manpower and resources, for the upcoming July Games.
The RPNGC in a joint operation with the PNG Defence Force and correctional services personnel, a total of 2,500 security personnel, throughout the duration of the Games.
In the meantime, Mr. Sete says, the Constabulary is aiming to harness good public relations, seeing the police personnel working closely with the community.
“Our aim is to interact with the people at the community level, so that we can develop mutual trust and understanding with our people.”
Meanwhile, the Pacific Games-Organising Committee has supplied non-lethal weapons, and surveillance technology equipment, for the course of the Games.