The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) have advised that the Police Recruitment for 2023 is nearing its completion with the final 13, 039 shortlisted candidates to go through screening panels for vetting.
Police Commissioner David Manning affirmed that all around the country screening will be set up beginning of April through to mid-June, from which the 560 recruits will be selected.
Manning said plans are in place to set up two new regional training centres for future intakes, adding that this is due to the recruitment processes being strengthened with the use of digital technology.
“The RPNGC has made significant changes, particularly in recruitment, training and professional standards for the new generation of police.”
He added that moving recruitment from paper to online application processing was more efficient and transparent after they processed 48, 772 applications.
Manning also commended all that applied, saying that it shows how much interest the people have in serving the country.
“For those of you who have not proceeded to recruitment screening panels or are not taken in as recruits, the fact that you applied to join the RPNGC is a demonstration of your interest in serving our country. I urge you to not give up but to apply for the next recruitment intake.”
He further added that while change and the introduction of new technologies can be difficult for some, it is also necessary for real reform.