The National, Thursday 04th April, 2013
By GABRIEL FITO
POLICE in Wewak, East Sepik, have been urged to uphold discipline and their work value to the best of their ability in order to deliver the policing services people deserve.
Speaking at a parade to mark the hand over of the Wewak district command yesterday, new police station commander, Chief Insp Sakawar Kasieng said there was no room for policemen and women to muck around under his command.
Kasieng, who is former West Sepik provincial police commander, succeeds Insp Richard Rafa, who is now Maprik police station commander.
“I know Wewak is a controversial police station but I will restore discipline here and urge you to perform to your fullest as I will not tolerate nonsense.
“I expect no policeman to be mucking around drinking beer or womanising. People need our services and you, my officers irrespective of which provinces you come from, should think Sepik and perform honestly as a citizen of this province.
“The uniform you wear means you have sworn to serve the constabulary faithfully and diligently and that is all I demand from you. I am asking us all to work together, not for your pay accounts. If you find it hard to meet my requirements, tell me and I’ll show you the door,” Kasieng said.
He said all outstanding cases including the death of former Wewak police station commander, Snr Inspt Charles Parinjo and the attack on the Task Force Sweep Team at the Wewak airport would be investigated.
Kasieng also banned private escorts on individuals and businesses including logging companies.
He said police from outstations would also need to report to him if they were travelling to town while foreign troops should make prior arrangements with provincial police commander Joe Poma if they would be in Wewak and East Sepik for any business.
“Failure to adhere to these instructions will result in policemen being arrested and charged forthwith,” Kasieng warned.