14 Senior Police officers who attended a two-day workshop this week on Human Rights at the Centre of Excellence (COE), Bomana outside of Port Moresby are now better equipped with the knowledge and skills they will require to handle human rights issues in their line of duty as law enforcing officers.
The two-day workshop was hosted by The International Committee of Red Cross which mainly targeted Senior Police Officers in the Royal PNG Police Constabulary.
Chief Superintendent Director Training COE, Perou N’Dranou, said that the purpose of the workshop was to inform the senior officers about their duties and responsibilities as leaders in dealing with human rights issues and how to manage it at the workplace and during their duty of care to the public.
“There are two reasons why this workshop came about, one is teaching our leaders how to manage policy servicers according to the international policy standards. Secondly for leaders to understand leadership and how to command situation involving human right problems.”
N’Dranou also stressed that this training is to ensure that the leaders are aware of areas where they lack in terms of their leadership roles and help them perform their duties better.
He said so far that the workshop has had a good turn out and that they are hoping they will receive a good outcome from this workshop.
“After a recap of the first day’s session and the brightness on the face of our officers and how they were working shows what they lacked in and were eager to learn from it.”
“In training sense if you could change a person’s behavior through means of one word, experience, skill and attitude, that’s success and I’ve seen that in the face of my officers.
N’Dranou concluded that the first day’s session was a success and he hopes for more positive feedback from the officers after completing the entire workshop program.