11 Oct 2013

New Zealand supports Papua community policing

4:42 pm on 11 October 2013

The New Zealand foreign minister, Murray McCully, says New Zealand will be providing five million US dollars for a three-year community policing programme in eastern Indonesia, including Papua and West Papua.

He says the programme will be funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and implemented by New Zealand police.

It includes training, mentoring support, curriculum development and community engagement through collaboration with local authorities.

This follows a pilot project in Papua and West Papua in 2009/10.