Australian aid for PNG police to increase

PORT MORESBY – Australian Federal Police (AFP) assistance to Papua New Guinea police is only beginning, says AFP commander and Assistance Commissioner Allen Scott.

Mr Scott said that during the National Capital District’s police commanders’ quarterly parade at Boroko Police Station in Port Moresby last Friday. He said more assistance would come in the form of maintaining and extending police stations in Gerehu, Hohola and Down Town.

“These would give the police personnel enough space to work actively and effectively,” he said.

Mr Scott said there would be an extension of existing police stations and more new police stations would be erected in Lae under the PNG-Australian police partnership.

He said that through the partnership, some police personnel from PNG were undergoing special training with the Australian Federal Police under PNG-Australia exchange training program in Canberra.

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