Police communications systems in Bougainville have been given a major boost with the handover of advanced radio equipment supported by Australia through the PNGAusPartnership.
In a ceremony in Port Moresby, the Australian High Commission handed over K417,000 worth of critical radio equipment for use by police in Bougainville.
The equipment included 17 high frequency radio units that will be installed in police stations across Bougainville, fitted into police vehicles and carried by officers in the field.
The equipment will enable the police officers to clearly and reliably communicate, improving their responses to emergencies and calls for assistance – supporting community safety and security across the region.
(L-R) RPNGC/BPS Radio Technician, Senior Sergeant Conrad Giran; RPNGC/BPS Chief of Police Francis Tokura; Australian High Commission Minister Counsellor Paul Lehmann; RPNGC Deputy Commissioner Operations, Donald Yamasombi; RPNGC Deputy Commissioner Administration, Joanne Clarkson; and Mission Commander PNG-Australia Policing Partnership, Amanda Kates.