Police urged to restore public confidence

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The National – Wednesday, December 29, 2010


RESTORING public confidence will be one of the key areas the National Capital District (NCD) police is tasked to address in the new year.   

NCD Metropolitan Supt of operations Joseph Tondop reminded police personnel at the parade and launch of the festive season 2010-11 operations. 

Tondop said the only way to restore its public image was to restore public confidence.  

“We are having problems with our image. 

“We need the public to assist us to fight crime in the city.

“We will restore public confidence when we work with the public.”

Tondop’s response came after media reports of rogue police personnel becoming rife in the capital.  

“We are gathered here, to show the residents of NCD and people of PNG that we are ready to provide security during this festive season. 

“It is our duty that we are to provide security for our visiting friends and the travelling public,” he said. 

Tondop assured the public that the current aim police had chosen to work towards was “a safer community” for everyone including business houses. 

He told police personnel to be aware of criminal elements including bag snatchers and drunkards. 

“You must be vigilant in your duties and to keep an eye out for suspicious persons or vehicles including escapees or wanted persons.”