A POLICEMAN who had served the Royal Papua New Guinea constabulary (RPNGC) for more than 35 years was given a rousing farewell by his colleagues over the weekend.
Sgt Greg Magulis joined the police force in 1975 as a police constable and retired as the officer in charge of the police traffic section in Madang.
Sgt Magulis first worked in Rabaul for 14 years before being transferred to the Highlands in which he served for nine years before ending up in his home province in Madang where he served for the last 12 years.
“I feel I need a break but I’m still a policeman. I have enjoyed my work,” he said.
“When I was made the head of the traffic section, I never received any complaint from the public. This was a sign that my men were doing their work efficiently and effectively.
“I would like to challenge them to keep up the good work,” he said.
Provincial police commander Insp Anthony Wagambie Jr said: “On behalf of the RPNGC, I acknowledge your contributions to the force and the nation.
“Your departure does not mean that you are out, the police force is still open to you to come and share your vast experience.
“The force is not about academic degrees but it is about experience.”
Sgt Magulis officially handed over the duties and responsibilities to Sgt William Marita last Friday, which was witnessed by Insp Wagambie Jr, police station commander Steven Kaipa and members of the traffic unit.