PNG police chief tells officers to serve the nation not themselves

1:37 pm on 26 May 2015

Papua New Guinea's police chief Gari Baki says police officers need to change their attitude and serve the nation instead of themselves.

He's announced a restructuring of the force which he says is ill-disciplined and unable to perform at present.

In a speech the Police Commissioner said there needs to be less interference both from within and outside the organisation.

PNG police on patrol

PNG police on patrol Photo: AFP

Gari Baki says officers have previously solicited political support to have their way and he says that should be a thing of the past.

He says the constabulary needs stability adding that he is the 18th Commissioner of Police in the 40 year history of the force.

He said only one commissioner has served a full four year term in the last nine years of the force.

Six commissioners and four acting commissioners have been at the helm during that time.

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