Cops to nurture leaders

National, Normal

The National, Friday 31st May 2013

 POLICE officers identified for leadership roles will participate in a succession programme in the constabulary.

The programme was launched on Monday by Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga at Bomana Police College outside Port Moresby.

It is a joint initiative of the PNG police force and the PNG-Australia policing partnership and delivered in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Police Management in Sydney.

“The programme is specifically tailored towards the development of individual leadership skills,” Kulunga said.

“The programme will be very challenging … and designed to assist in the development of a group of officers who have demonstrated the potential to perform duties at a senior or executive level in future.”

Kulunga said the programme was central to the desire by the police force to manage and develop a pool of qualified and professional officers as a part of the its succession planning.

Participants will be required to undertake a police force reform project over a six-month period.  

Also at the launching were senior officers such as Supt David Manning (director SSD), Chief Supt Tony Tuwang (acting ACP Logistics), Supt Andy Bawa (NCD metropolitan commander), Supt Martin Lakari (PPC Western Highlands), Supt Joanne Clarkson (director policy planning), and Supt Iven Lakatani (Lae metropolitan Supt).