The Police Commissioner’s Chief of Staff, Mr. Steven Francis in his speech to the NCD Police Command this week at the Boroko Police station outlined that the handover of the 8 vehicles to the Metropolitan Superintendent was part of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary’s Corporate plan, moving forward into the future to provide better and efficient policing for the country.
Mr. Francis stated that the corporate plan is about public safety and law and order with the second motion focused on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution, adding that both come hand in hand with the first pillar.
“When the Commissioner appointed me, what he instructed me to do was a complete restructure, starting from my office down and that’s where of course the slogan comes Stretim Hap Rot Blong RPNGC Pastem,” he said.
He added that they can talk about their first and second goals but if they cannot settle themselves in house in terms of accountability, governance and leadership, then cannot go and fight crime on the streets.
“Everything is in the corporate plan, it is just how we are prioritizing it and how we will drive it forward,” he stated.
Mr. Francis mentioned that one of the RPNGC’s biggest need is an increase of police strength emphasizing that it is the top priority they need to address.
With it comes the increase of housing for the officers and also the need for more police stations. Those are the big ticket items.
The welfare of the policemen and women are important, such as housing and now, Bomana Police College is under construction to cater for 300-500 personnel for police intake, those are part of the things that we are now working towards,” he stated.