Police Recruitment is set to close at the end of the week, over 26, 000 people have applied for a spot in the 500 regular spaces, along with the 60 Cadet spaces that are currently being advertised by the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary; however, many are inquisitive as to how the Police Force will screen and shortlist the mammoth number of applications.
President of the National Doctors Association, Dr. James Naipao is one of those inquisitive ones and has given his take on what he believes should be done when approaching this.
“My commentary as a citizen however, revitalization in Police Training is needed seriously now than ever before.”
He believes Police Recruits coming in for training should have a good character reference, good community reference, a behaviour assessment record and no police records.
“Training should be for 2 years. Pass outs should receive a diploma that covers all areas of policing.”
The Doctor, when speaking of the Cadet Recruit Training, stated that applicants should also have all references mentioned and should either include University qualified candidates, top diploma candidates from the non-cadet training first to fourth years, who opted out of study and those whom that have completed studies.
He believes that the Cadet Program should be a degree program, where two years is General Policing Studies, for the 3rd, Administrative, Corporate and Police Policy Studies and finally the 4th year should be designed for the candidate to specialize in a field in policing.