Review reserve police concept

National, Normal

PORT Moresby and Central province police boss Chief Supt Awan Sete has suggested a review of the auxiliary and reserve police concept because of the  abuse of police power by members.
Chief Supt Sete said that only a review and restructure would allow for better recruits who should be better trained, dressed and armed in line with the constabulary standing orders.
He said that lack of training was contributing to indiscipline among members.
Supt Sete said the constabulary was anticipating a concept where personnel must undergo and pass rigorous training before they could pass out and be deployed at police stations nationwide.
He said manpower was also affected by the withdrawal of the auxiliary and reserves forces .
However, the shortfall did not hamper the work of normal policemen and women Supt Sete said.
Supt Sete said that the current “cop shop” concept would be reviewed as directed by the constabulary hierarchy.
Since its introduction in the 1970s, it had diverted from its original aim of serving the community Supt Sete said.