Police personnel in Morobe Province hosted a parade today in Lae at the Lae Central Police Station at Coronation Drive. The parade was held to launch a new program called the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) Re-fleeting Exercise.
Police Minister and Madang MP Hon Bryan Kramer and Police Commissioner David Manning were present to launch the program and announce the Government’s intention to reform the RPNGC organisation.
The re-fleet program commenced with the Station of Excellence in the NCD with the country’s first Station of Excellence at Waigani. As part of Marape Government’s plan to comprehensively re-fleet the Police Force, the newly purchased Nissan Patrol vehicles will be fully kitted out with the latest Motorola communications, GPS tracking and dash cam (video) systems. The dash cams provide real time monitoring and tracking as well as video streaming both inside and outside the vehicle where footage is uploaded and stored onto the Station’s computer server.
Police Minister and Member for Madang Hon. Bryan Kramer said this was an opportunity for Police Commissioner Manning to personally meet the police personnel in Lae and talk about the shake-up that is already taking place within the nation’s capital and will be introduced to police stations across the country.
Former Lae Met Supt Anthony Wagambie now Assistant Commissioner of Police – NCD/Central Divisional Command was also present to give his formal farewell speech since having left for Port Moresby as ACP NCD/CENTRAL.
A minute silence was held to pay respect to three late members of the RPNGC who passed away recently within the month of October 2020.