Baki to boost police stations

The National,Monday June 27th, 2016

POLICE Commissioner Gari Baki plans to turn small rural police stations into major stations.
He made this intention known when opening a rural police station last week.
He would try out the concept in West New Britain first.
Baki said he intended to turn the small rural stations of Talasea, Buluma, Kandrian and Gloucester into major stations and boost staff numbers.
He said 20-25 policemen would be allocated to the stations with a commissioned officer to look after them.
Baki revealed this plan during the opening of the refurbished Buluma station and barracks.
He said 16 new recruits from Bomana had been deployed to WNB, with another 14  to be deployed to beef up manpower.
Baki also said the Kavugara mobile barracks would become a training centre for personnel to be engaged for the 2018 Apec conference.
The police commissioner’s conference  will be attended by divisional commanders and PPCs in Kimbe in September.
Additional police personnel will also be deployed to the province for the PNG Games in November.
The renovation work on the Buluma police station and the barracks were funded  by Governor Sasindran Muthuvel with a total cost of K250,000 under the provincial support improvement programme.