TEN police officers from the Lae Metropolitan command were presented certificates in fundamentals of computing on Monday.
This was after they completed a two-day training conducted by the International Training Institute (ITI) last week.
A small presentation was held at the Lae police station conference room at Top Town to acknowledge the officers.
Lae police station commander Thomas Korohan, one of the trainees, expressed gratitude because he had no previous formal computer training.
ITI marketing manager Danny Smith said the computing course was usually offered to corporate and Government bodies on a part-time basis.
He said the course was usually offered to upgrade computer skills of employees of an organisation.
After completing the basics, students could progress to the intermediate and advance courses, Mr Smith said.
Information technology lecturer David Kawat, who conducted the training, said the officers were taught basic computing skills including software and hardware.
He said they studied theory and also did practical applications.
Metropolitan commander Supt Nema Mondiai, who officiated at the presentation, commended his officers and said their acquired skills would build the capacity and benefit the force.
He said in today’s technology age, being computer literate was essential and he encouraged the officers to continue practising what they had acquired.