Morobe needs border posts for effective policing, says N’Drasal

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MOROBE needs police border posts in districts that share borders with other provinces, police commander Supt Alex N’Drasal says.
“This is for the purpose of effectively carrying out policing services in those areas and to monitor the movement of people coming in and going out of the province,” he said.
Supt N’Drasal said past experience had seen police unable to respond appropriately to major incidences because of a lack of logistics, funding, remoteness of location and other related issues.
“I have made several suggestions to the authorities in the province, as well as local MPs highlighting the issue but that has yet to be materialise.”
Supt N’Drasal said it was now up to MPs of districts that shared land and sea boundaries with other provinces to support policing in their areas.
He said police presence was crucial in deterring illegal activity, as well as maintaining law and order in communities.
“When we receive calls for urgent police interventions during the event of fighting among people or other criminal activities in those areas, police would be deployed earlier and that will help control law and order problems in rural areas.”
Supt N’Drasal confirmed that Morobe currently did not have any border posts.
Morobe shares land and sea borders with Northern and Madang; land borders with Eastern Highlands, Gulf and Central; and a sea border with West New Britain.
He said one of the reason police and provincial authorities were not effectively doing Covid-19 operations, was because they did not have information on the movement of people over its borders other than through the main roads and shipping routes.
Supt N’Drasal appealed to local MPs to assist police in this regard.

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