Police boss vows to continue work

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NEWLY-appointed Lae police acting metropolitan commander Chief Insp Chris Kunyanban promised to continue from where Supt Anthony Wagambie Jr left when he took over the job this week.
In a meeting yesterday, Kunyanban congratulated Wagambie on his new post as NCD and Central ACP and said he had done a tremendous job in policing Lae over the years.
“Policing in Lae is one of the toughest in the country, but under Wagambie’s command over the years, they have done well,” Kunyanban said.
He said whatever projects and policing plans that Wagambie had embarked on and left, would be looked at to make sure they were completed and strategies implemented over the next three months.
“I am not here to make changes to anything but to carry on from where you left and from time to time where possible, I will still seek advice to make sure the command is functional for the good of all,” he added.
Acting ACP Northern Command Peter Guinness, in his farewell message, thanked Wagambie for the efforts he had put into the Lae metropolitan command over the years.
“His efforts in combating crime in Lae city have been tremendous, resulting in major crimes in the city being minimised,” Guinness said.
“Crime has been managed and the public has been enjoying a crime-free atmosphere in the city over the past couple of years.”
ACP Guinness said he hoped that the level of policing in the Lae command continued and he wanted to see that trickled down to all commands in the region.
“As a result to this approach, I have appointed Supt operations in Lae Fred Kaiwa to take up provincial police commander for Madang, replacing the current Supt Ben Neneo.”
Guinness also announced new police station commander for Madang – Chief Insp Timothy Pomoso.
“These two officers will go to Madang with a lot of experience from Lae so they can help bring policing to the next level there,” he said.
Guinness said in his strategies, he wanted to see uniformity in policing in the region, adding plans to establish sector response units, highway patrols and rural patrol units in Madang and Gorokal.
The appointments are on acting basis for three months.
Wagambie urged the police, public and business houses in Lae to give the same support that they had given to him to Kunyanban.
“Kunyanban is not new to Lae, he has been around and knows Lae very well,” he said.

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