Police Commissioner Gari Baki

Opposition calls on Baki to resign

Opposition leader, Patrick Pruaitch expressed his outmost disgust in a media conference at the lack of immediate action by the Commissioner for Police in regards to the warrant of arrest issued for the Prime Minister.

“We have seen a deliberate delay tactic by the Commissioner for Police and clearly a conflict of interest demonstrated.”

Pruaitch said himself including the members of the opposition have demanded that the Police Commissioner either steps aside or delegate the role of inviting the Prime Minister to have a conversation regarding the matter at hand.

​Baki’s lawyer asks court to review ITFS’ establishment

Royal PNG Constabulary in-house lawyer, Stanley Poga, on instructions from Baki, today moved a motion seeking leave before the Waigani National Court, to judicially review the NEC decision, dated August 11, 2011.

This NEC decision led to the establishment and appointment of the Task Force Sweep team to carry out criminal investigations, lay charges and prosecute offences independently without being accountable to the office of the Police Commissioner.

NCD Candidates still adamant on usage of CCTV

This afternoon they opted to purchase the CCTV for counting in NCD after Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato told them that the use of CCTV was not budgeted for, when responding to their petition.

He also told them that by law, scrutineers were allowed to scrutinize polling and counting.

New police station for Wapenamanda

The police station and vehicle were from the District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) funds.

Commissioner Baki, Foreign Affairs Minister and local MP, Rimbink Pato, Assistant Commissioner of Police for logistic Tony Duwang and the Provincial Police Commander George Kakas, were in Wapenamanda to officially receive the new infrastructure and vehicle.

Two new police stations are still under construction in the Lower Lai and Tsak valley. Both buildings are expected to be completed before the end of June.

Law and order is everyone’s responsibility: Baki

“Law and order is not just the police responsibility.”

This was said by the Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, during a launch.

Baki told the media that the public assaults, particularly on women and girls, is not just the responsibility of police but every Papua New Guinean.

“We expect every Papua New Guinean to treat their own countrymen properly and if you’re going for a concert that is out for everybody to watch, you go there as a true Papua New Guinean and celebrate in the spirit of Christmas.”

Ambane promoted to Assistant Police Commissioner

During the Divisional Parade in Kimbe, West New Britain Province, last week, Commissioner Baki promoted Chief Superintendent Kaiglo Ambane to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.

It was a surprise package for Ambane, who was the acting Assistant Commissioner of Police and Divisional Commander of Highlands Western End.

PNG needs intelligent police officers, says Muthuvel

The Governor said PNG needs officers who are intelligent and have some understanding of the justice system. Governor Muthuvel made this remark when officially opening the Police Commissioner’s Conference in Kimbe, WNBP, last Monday.

“To become a police officer, you need to be properly educated and trained. They must be of sound mind, intelligent, mental alertness, having the physical strength and able to make split-second decisions,” Governor Muthuvel said.

RPNGC riddled with allegations, reveals Baki

This was what Police Commissioner Gari Baki said during the closing of the week-long Police Commissioner’s conference last Friday in Kimbe, West New Britain Province.

He stated that the two days of discipline symposium were timely.

As he had mentioned earlier during the week, this year’s conference should be the last time they address disciplinary issues.

"I expect you to revisit the Constabulary Standing Orders and practically apply the values of ethics and discipline within your respective area of command,” he told the senior officers present there.

Senior police officers urged to work together

He made the call during the closing of the week-long Police Commissioner’s conference last Friday in Kimbe, West New Britain Province.

The annual conference, under the theme: "Addressing Institutional Impediments to Effective Command", is to address issues which affect effective policing.

"Many of these issues exist simply because of our ignorance and inability to act or perform,” said Baki.

Gordon Police Barracks to be relocated

This will mean finding land, rebuilding and relocating those currently living at the single and married quarters of the barracks.

“I am not looking at refurbishing Gordon’s anymore. I’m seriously contemplating the idea of relocating Gordon’s,” he told reporters in Port Moresby this week.

He has proposed moving officers to the Bomana Police Barracks but only officers with proper records and those legally married will be allocated houses at Bomana.

 “I want the policemen to move out of Gordon’s by January,” he added, when asked how soon they will be moved.