THE performance of the police will only be as good as the level of support from the people and the Government, NCD police commander Chief Supt Fred Yakasa said.
“The Government must, therefore, provide adequate funding to enable the police to deliver to the peoples’ expectations,” he said at the year-end police parade last Friday.
He also called on his men to look at this year as a year of challenge and change, and that they needed to uphold their code of ethics, commitment and maintain a high standard of mental discipline.
“Do not abuse your powers … use the powers to help those who need help to maintain communal peace,” he said.
Chief Supt Yakasa said police would live up to its 2010 Operation Wok Bung Wantaem-Supportim Development plan if “we are supported well to support the Government’s developmental strategies”.
Moresby Northeast Open MP Andrew Mald, who was also present at the parade, assured the NCD command of four vehicles in the coming months.
He made his promise to Six Mile police, the dog unit and Boroko police and stressed that internal security was vital for the country’s continued growth.