THE public safety section of the Jomba police station in Madang will now keep their daily records and compile cases on computers.
This follows the donation of three computers by Divine Word University.
DWU vice-president of administration Benjamin Naing made the presentation to the officer in charge of the section, Insp Wesley Tetanga, and his deputy, Snr Sgt Franz Mongati, on Monday.
Mr Naing told the police that DWU was pleased to respond to their request for one computer and university president Fr Jan Czuba instead offered to give two more, bringing the total to three.
He presented the first computer on Monday and said that two others would be delivered after DWU technicians assemble them.
Mr Naing said maintaining law and order was everyone’s business and DWU was pleased to play its part with police and others in the community.
The university’s ICT department head, Chandana Silva, said they were in touch with the provincial government and Telikom PNG Ltd to expand wireless communication in Madang province and police communication was an area that would benefit.
Mr Silva said once the collaborative work was approved, a 45m communication tower would be erected on the highest point of the DWU campus in December to beam wireless communication as far as Bogia and to the southeast coast bordering Morobe province.
He said plans were that with the technology available emergency services, such as police, hospital, fire services and disaster and emergency services office, would be linked to one communication network to share information during times of emergency.
Insp Tetanga said the police were grateful to the university for responding to their request.
He said research students and academics from DWU do source data from them and the computers will help them keep digitised records instead of the arduous task of sifting through manual records.