The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary has a police force close to 6,500 personnel, however, that is not enough to control law and order around the country.
Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, made these remarks at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the RPNGC and Trukai Industries.
The MOU is for the establishment of a Reserve Police Unit within the company and allows for only up to 25 officers.
Trukai Industries Chief Executive Officer, Greg Worthington-Eyre, has confirmed that eight employees have already been selected to fully train to become reservist police officers.
These employees will have all powers and functions as regular police officers, and will be stationed specifically within the company.
At the moment, Trukai Industries has around 160 security guards.
Employees will remain as Trukai Industries staff, however, they will still report to a Provincial Police Commander or Metropolitan Superintendent where they will be stationed.
Training will commence after the selection process is complete.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Baki says similar MOU’s with other companies will be done in the following weeks.