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Training to Boost Lae’s Front Line Police

A senior Police officer in Lae says the RPNGC has encountered so many problems relating to command and control at the supervisory level due to the lack of knowledge and skills by frontline supervisors.

Assistant Commissioner of Police for Northern Region, Peter Guinness, says these problems arise especially at the stations and section levels.

Guinness made these remarks during the official opening of a three-week training for 22 frontline supervisors in the Metropolitan Command at Bumbu Police Barracks on Monday.

Guinness told the participants that RPNGC has faced so many issues of unethical behavior and conduct by police officers. But frontline supervisors have not been issuing warnings to their subordinates.

The new training is to help frontline supervisors enhance their knowledge and skills and be able to give them an insight of what their duties and responsibilities are.

The workshop aims to provide supervisors within the RPNGC with the knowledge, skills and the attitude to be more effective in leadership, supervision, managing and mentoring of their staff.

These skills are essential in assisting the supervisors to lead, command and control.

Guinness added despite the Police Commissioner declaring 2016 as the year of discipline, in practical the RPNGC has not seen any changes.

A similar training is also running concurrently in Mt. Hagen while another one is scheduled in Vanimo in February next year.


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