East New Britain to establish regional police academy


THE new police academy for the Islands region will be established in East New Britain and will enrol new intakes next year.
Police Commissioner Gary Baki announced this last Friday in Kokopo when officiating at a ground breaking ceremony.
“Once the recruits complete their seven months training in Bomana Police College, they will then go into the 18 months training, of which 11 months will be at the regional academy centres,” he said.
Baki said new recruits who are posted to any province in the Islands region will be doing their 11 months training in Kokopo.
“That is the same concept that will be implemented throughout the country.”
Baki said there would be regional centres also established in Lae for Momase region and Mt Hagen for the Highlands region. He said the recruits would be required to achieve results and meet requirements within the 11 months training.
The recruits will be working as probationary constables during the 11 months.
“I have made this intention known to the provincial government and I am hoping it will be considered seriously and assistance will be made available for it,” Baki said.
He said police were yet to decide where the new regional facility would be built in East New Britain as planned.

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