Pacific women police chiefs arrive for meet

National, Normal

The National – Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TOP regional police chiefs have been told that in order for police work to be effective, all levels of policing should be maintained.
Deputy police commissioner (administration) Tom Kulunga challenged regional women police chiefs who arrived in the country for the eighth  Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police Women’s Advisory Network (PICP WAN) conference to value the knowledge and experiences that will be shared.
He addressed 38 representatives from 19 countries during a parade at Jackson International Airport.
“We do not operate in a vacuum,” he said.
“Our existence is to protect and serve our communities. We must know our communities.
“We must know what our people want in terms of safety and security as well as in the dispensation of justice.
“We have to create and embrace partnerships with interest groups within our respective countries in order to strengthen the delivery of policing services.”
Conference chairwoman Chief Insp Joanne Clarkson said the theme of the conference was “Embracing partnerships to strengthen police service delivery” and aimed at sharing ideas and experiences to improve the work of policewomen in the region.
Clarkson said Chief Ombudsman Chronox Manek, Dame Carol Kidu and NCD Governor Powes Parkop were some of the guest speakers at the conference who would be talking on aspects of law and order in PNG.
The conference officially starts today and ends tomorrow.
The participants are expected to leave the country by Thursday.