THE Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary seems to have stopped the entry of external applicants into the police force officer training programme. The RPNGC should start accepting external applicants into the police force rather restricting it to policemen only. University graduates are keen to enter the force but are being restricted by the current entry requirements. A good example of external applicants is the first female assistant commissioner to Bougainville who is an ex JCU (Australia) student who portrayed a good character in the police force and even others after her were good inspectors, superintendents and so on. Leadership should require young educated individuals, which will improve the standard of commissioned officers in the RPNGC.
Malcolm K, via email