The National, Friday July 19th, 2013
MAMOSE regional commander Chief Supt Nema Mondiai is urging senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) in the region to take ownership of the recently-launched police modernisation programme.
Mondiai said the NCOs should not wait for their bosses to give the go-ahead.
“With the launching of the modernisation programme, the police commissioner mentioned going back to the basics and as such, we need to take stock of ourselves to move forward,” he said.
“We do not need to wait for the bosses from our police headquarters for further directions.
“As section heads and senior officers, we need to administer what we have on hand,” he told senior NCOs at the Bogia police station in Madang last weekend.
Mondiai was in Madang to check on security arrangements for the local level government elections and visited a number of polling areas and districts.
He said as commanders of the region, they needed to come out and inspect their officers and enforce the basics of their policing programmes.
He said the programme sounded sophisticated but it was about going back to the basics to move forward.
“Back to basics means you have to take into account your discipline, punctuality, attendance, professional approach, presentation, as well as taking heed of other administration and operational matters.”
He said as part of the programme they had seen new vehicles at major police stations and new uniforms
for officers and these would be rolled-out to other stations.
The Government has embarked on improving policing in the country and K276 million has been made available for the modernisation programme over the next five years.