NCD needs more police stations: Turi


By Alphonse Porau
EXPANDING municipalities such as Port Moresby need police stations in its new development centres outside city centres, police say.
National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Benjamin Turi said the city was expanding and more police stations were needed to cover the new areas.
He told The National that the police station at Gordon had to look after a big area up to 14-Mile, Badili and Taurama.
“At the moment, we do not know the boundaries and we are overworking the officers there,” he said.
“The manpower is not enough, and most problems are face in the Bushwara settlement at the back of ATS.
“Then we have Taurama, and Gerehu and expands down to Duran Farm and going down to Baruni.”
He urged the MPs looking after Port Moresby and National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop to decentralise police work.
For example, Nine-Mile needs a police post to look after crime areas in Gordon.
He said city expansion meant more residents to look after and therefore more police manpower and resources.

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