The National, Thursday 13th September, 2012
By JUNIOR UKAHA
CORRUPT and undisciplined officers have no place in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga says.
Speaking early this month at the passing out parade of 212 probationary constables at the Bomana Police College, NCD, Kulunga said he expected to see all policemen and women practise self-discipline and self-control.
“Discipline is absolutely important I mean self-discipline,”
“Without self-control and self-discipline, it will be very hard to do your job.”
Kulunga told the recruits that many reports in the media showed that police officers were ill-disciplined and acting out of line.
“This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated in the constabulary,” he said.
“You must maintain the same standard you were shown at Bomana.
“Maintain that standard wherever you are posted and you will enjoy your job.”
Kulunga warned the graduates not to join the corrupt syndicate some officers in the field were involved in.
“Police is an honourable profession. Stay away from corruption.”
He said the force would not tolerate ill-disciplined officers.
“I want to be a proud commissioner. That can only be achieved if corruption is free from the force.”
He told the graduates he had faith that they would contribute meaningfully and make changes in the way people viewed the force.