Popot boosts Manus cops


POLICE in Manus were given a morale boost through a brand new vehicle and a boat by Governor John Popot last Friday.
Acting police commander Senior Inspector David Yapu said police held a parade as a traditional “thank you” to the governor for what they considered an “important resource” for police work.
Yapu received the keys to the vehicle and boat and thanked the governor for his foresight and for recognising the work of police in the province.
“It is timely and fitting for the delivery of the vehicle and boat. Police are preparing to go into their pre-Christmas and New Year operations including national election,” he said.
Yapu said police would now be able to effectively carry out their work along coastal villages and the small outer islands.
“In the past, it cost us lots of money to hire boats for policing duties.”
Popot assured police that he would give them two more vehicles next year.
The National Government has also budgeted K1 million to build new police houses in Lorengau.
Yapu said this would complement the construction of the new police headquarters and police station funded by Australia government at the cost of K13.5 million.
Yapu encouraged his officers to work hard and enforce the rule of the law justly “without fear, favour, malice or ill-will for diligent work and better results”.

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