Port Moresby police are conducting searches and security inspections in all venues that will be used for 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
They include sporting venues, training grounds and accommodation areas.
It is conducted in partnership with the Australia Federal Police, under the PNG–Australia Policing Partnership Program.
This morning, a team of 37 police personnel specialist in dog handling, detecting and defusing explosives conducted a thorough inspection at the National Football Stadium.
Commander of Dog Unit, Chief Inspector, Leuth Nidung said the inspection is aimed providing a safe environment for both local and visiting athletes and the supporters.
The police officers were inspecting the outer stands of any item or lose wiring that may be seen as a security threat to the visiting athletes or supporters.
Similar inspections will be conducted at other sporting venues.
A number of these officers are new in conducting such major operations.
But Commander Nidung says it is an avenue that will give them experience and prepare them for 2017 National General Election and the APEC Summit in 2018.