Papua New Guinea police chiefs have revealed ten staff were dismissed in the first five months of this year as they follow through on a commitment to improve discipline and hold officers accountable.
Deputy commissioner and chief of administration, Tom Kulunga, says another 12 were demoted and 13 were fined.
A further 51 officers were suspended and all but a few were re-instated within the reporting period.
Assaults and improper conduct were the most common offences.
Mr Kulunga says while these statistics continue to paint a gloomy picture of the Constabulary, it also demonstrates the administration is committed to plucking out the rotten apples.