FBI trains PNG police

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The National, Wednesday 09th November 2011

THE United States Embassy has taken another step toward improved engagement in the South Pacific and with the government of Papua New Guinea. 
The US Embassy, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, is working with members of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary to improve investigative and policing techniques.
Deputy Commissioner Fred Yakasa and Supt Andy Bawa were on hand on Monday to officially open a
week-long seminar on community-based policing. 
The training, which is taking place at the Gordon Police Barracks, NCD, will focus on leadership and ethics with an overview on effective community policing strategies. 
Special agents John Gillies and Ron Curtis of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) are joined by Montgomery County Police Capt Terry Pierce. 
This team brings a wealth of experience in effective investigative techniques steeped in community-based policing.