Saturday 18th March 2023
The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC), with support from the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission, is revising the Police Act (1998) to address the challenges of policing in the twenty- first century.
The revision will also accommodate development strategies aspired by its Corporate Plan (2021-2030) reforms, key focus areas, the Medium-Term Development Plan IV (MTDP IV), and the Police Commissioner’s intentions.
Minister for Internal Security, Peter Tsiamalili jr. noted that some of the provisions in the Police Act (1998), required revisiting and amending to address the challenges of policing in the twenty- first century.
“In light of Human resource management and development we are given support through the PNG-APP program, to recruit expatriates into key positions in the Crimes Division, Fraud, Traffic, and Internal Affairs Directorate.”
This initiative aims to improve performance in the specific divisions and directorates, which are currently lagging.
He added the expatriates will assist in mentoring and capacity building and are expected to join the RPNGC in April 2023.
This measure addresses the mediocre performance in one of the core functions of the RPNGC – crimes and investigation, and subsequent prosecution.