THE 11th annual excellence in policing awards which was held this year by the Australasian Council of Women and Police awarded the first Papua New Guinean in recognition of a significant improvement in policing for women and policing outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Royal PNG Constabulary officer in charge of the sexual offences squad in Boroko, Sgt Tinol Pakipon, said he appreciated the opportunity to be recognised for what he was doing for the women and children who had sexually abused
Sgt Pakipon was recognised for his leadership qualities and for doing everything in his power to support victims of sexual offences.
He was also recognised for supporting and motivating his staff and for being an officer who has credibility and one who stands up for women to ensure they receive fair treatment.
Sgt Pakipon also attended the conference along with the acting Supt Joanne Clarkson, Senior Insp Mariah Johns and Senior Const Maureen Duwang to also present a paper titled “Making it happen in PNG,” a reflection of the work currently done by the RPNGC in relation to family and sexual violence.
Sgt Pakipon has been attached to the sexual offences squad for the last 17 years and has been the officer in charge for the last 10 years.