Police need to be more professional

Letters, Normal

The National – Thursday, June 16, 2011

I REFER to the rampant police brutality in PNG.
Our police personnel are very aggressive in the way they handle problems instead of resorting to a more professional manner.
The first thing they do is to curse and swear before punching and using whatever they can get hold of to beat the living daylights out of their own countrymen and women. This is not acceptable.
Our police officers must learn how to use their initiative and common sense to tell the victims what they did was wrong.
Sometimes it is frustrating for the policemen to handle the same problem over and over, but they must learn to be professional.
As it is, the citizens fear the police more than criminals.
However, there are many po­lice personnel who go about doing their job with dignity and pride.
As usual, it takes a handful of rotten apples to spoil the department’s reputation.
Therefore, I call upon the police bureaucrats to seriously address this issue so that the state is not wasting money to handle legal cases and payouts but instead use that money to increase their allowances and provide more conducive employment conditions for them.
Please stop your unlawful behaviour and provide the citizens comfort and together we fight crime. 

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