WNB welcomes Siguyaru as new police commander

National, Normal

The National, Monday 28th November 2011

POLICE in West New Britain last week welcomed Snr Insp Samson Siguyaru as the new provincial commander to take over from Snr Insp Thomas Reu.
Reu has been acting in the post for the past six months.
Officers from the provincial administration, members of the business community and other stakeholders witnessed the welcoming of Siguyaru.
He was with the Crimes Directorate at the Port Moresby police headquarters in Konedobu before his appointment.
The handover ceremony coincided with a special inspection visit by the acting Assistant Commissioner for New Guinea Islands Region, Chief Supt Anton Billie to the provincial police headquarters as well as special visits to outlying police stations in the province.
The provincial headquarters parking area was turned into a parade ground as policemen and women from as far as Bialla presented a guard of honour which was formally inspected by Billie minutes before the official takeover.
The screaming commands of the parade commanders attracted people who took time to stop and circle the provincial headquarters to witness what Billie said was the first officially recorded handover ceremony in the province.
Siguyaru is a long time field officer, serving with the Ke­ro­wagi-based mobile squad for four years and other field operations before joining the crimes directorate at headquarters.
Siguyaru thanked Reu for his efforts in establishing duties that were comparable with other provinces in terms of general and administrative policing issues for the past few months.
He said the province was the door into the New Guinea Islands region and its mixed population as a result of the booming oil palm industry and
other agricultural sectors had posed a vast capacity for uncontrolled crime rates in recent years.