PNG Police Force Hopes To Double Ranks In 2015

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Government wants Constabulary to go from 5, 000 to 10,000

By Benjamin Kuman

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (PNG Post-Courier, Dec. 23, 2014) – With a population of over eight million people, the Government has tasked the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary to increase its strength from 5000 to 10,000 personnel in 2015.

This was revealed by acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Jim Andrews when addressing the pass out parade at the Bomana Police College outside Port Moresby yesterday.

"We all applaud you for braving the hectic training drills and successfully making it this far but I must warn you also that life out there is extremely tough and you all must be prepared to take on challenges," he said.

He said the job, even though risky, is filled with many rewards and adventures.

Mr Andrews, who was the reviewing officer at the parade, challenged members of the RPNGC to put God first and be committed to their job if they wanted to set standards and compete with police in other parts of the world to gain prominence.

The pass out parade for the second batch of intakes this year saw 263 males and 42 females passing out as probatory constables.

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