Police force increases personnel

National, Normal
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The National, Thursday October 24th, 2013

 By MORTIMER YANGHARRY

THE Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is in the second phase of its recruitment this year. 

The force expects to recruit up to 15,000 newcomers by the end of 2015.

The National Capital District began its recruit trainee examinations and screening exercises on Monday. 

It will end tomorrow at the Institute of Public Administration.

It is understood that more than 350 recruits are undergoing the process. 

Interviewing will start after the outcome of the screening and examinations.

In line with the increase of police personnel, the government should ensure and enforce command and control over the high rate of police brutality and indiscipline, it has been suggested. 

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said the government could send members of the disciplined forces to Israel for further technical, intelligence and skills development to prepare for the 2018 APEC meeting. 

O’Neill said in his capacity as the police minister, he had instructed his commissioner and senior management to discipline rogue policemen as no one in Papua New Guinea was above the law.

The police recruitment team from the headquarters will visit each province for recruitment.