The Papua New Guinea Police Force is cracking down on officers for not following basic disciplinary orders.
The Police Commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki, says police have ignored standing orders and poor beahviour in the force is "endemic".
He says betel-nut has been sold inside the barracks, police have engaged in drunken behaviour, as well as allowing children to participate, and vandalise police buildings.
He also says some police have allowed family members to move into the barracks, leading to high energy and water bills for the department.
Commissioner Vaki has promised less rhetoric and more action saying firm disciplinary action will be taken against those who disobey orders and those who commit criminal offences will be promptly investigated.