Bomb-search training done


THE Papua New Guinea-Australia Policing Partnership (PNG-APP) in partnership with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) completed a three-week course in basic bomb searching last week Friday.
The course was conducted in Port Moresby with more than 30 trainees from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC), Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) and the Papua New Guinea Correctional Service.
This was part of efforts to build the nation’s security capacity in preparation for the 2018 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting, according to Joint Task Force-apec security coordinator, ADF Lieut Col Campbell Paine.
“The course comprised of basic searching techniques that involved members the military, police and Correctional Services being trained in detection and handling of threats in all manner of situations,” Paine said.
“This is an ongoing initiative to build up PNG’s security capacity for the hosting of large events such as the Apec,” he said.
“This is the start of progressively building up the capacity and security architecture of PNG for such events with those taking part being enabled to go back to their respective institutions and training,”
The task of security for large events is predominantly with the military but this combined training allowed for a uniform approach in security by the RPNGC, PNGDF and PNGCS,” Paine said.
The course ended with participants demonstrat of a bomb search at the Sir John Guise Stadium before being awarded certificates by assistant police commissioner Mike Mannings.

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