By MALINDA KALE
NATIONAL Capital District Met Supt Perou N’dranou has urged police trainers attending a human rights trainer of trainers workshop to impart what they learn to other members of the constabulary.
N’dranou, when opening the one-week workshop yesterday, said police best practices were designed to ensure they protected human rights of citizens and residents in the city and country, however this was an area that had fallen short of maintaining at times.
He said the Royal PNG Constabulary needed trainers that could provide the best training to its members with the limited resources it had at their disposal.
N’dranou called on officers that attended the course to incorporate training at their stations in order to educate their fellow officers with knowledge on human rights in order to perform their duties competently and professionally.
“If you have not done any form of human rights training since then, then you are a liability to this organisation as well as the country,” he said.
“You and I must continue to provide training, workshops or even discuss with members of the front line to maintain their responsibility and duty to protect human rights.”
He commended the course attendees and called for more training to improve the police work in the city and the country.
United Nations (UN) human rights adviser Kedar Poudyal said the purpose of the workshop was to provide refresher training to the police trainers from all provinces.
Police trainers from the 22 provinces including four regional trainers had attended the workshop in Port Moresby.
Regional training officer Senior Insp Paul Kipak thanked N’dranou for the challenge and he could expect to see improvements in how the force carried out its work.
By MALINDA KALE