Saturday, January 9, 2010
Public trust lifts police performance
By WENDY KATUSELE
POLICE in National Capital District have been praised for their commitment as a result of increased level of trust and confidence from the public. The improvising capabilities of its limited resources and policemen and women’s sheer determination and commitment to their call of duty has enable sound alternative policing strategies initiated to handle magnitude of policing demands. NCD/Central Metropolitan Superintendent Fred Yakasa made this remarks at the command’s end of the year parade on Friday. Mr Yakasa said while 2009 was a very challenging year, there had been increase in the number of people going to police stations to lay
complaints or seek assistance than ever experienced in the past. “This is not an indication of increase in criminal activities or social problems but an indication of increased level of trust and confidence in the police service that you and I provide,” Metropolitan Superintendent said.
He said apart from increase in the number of complaints that are lodged at the police station, there are many other people who come to seek police assistance to help resolve other conflicts, eviction exercise,provide security on important issues such as the much talked Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) related matter. Mr Yakasa said under the general operation order of “Operation Wok
Bung Wantaim-2009” Police have been able to get communities more involved and take ownership of law and order issues.He also highlighted the Joyce Meyer Crusade, PNG Games and the festive season operations as activities that were reported trouble free with police out on full force. “Police had been out in full force and I salute you all police men and women for your tremendous efforts” Mr Yakasa told the parade. Mr Yakasa reported a decrease in serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery (stolen motor vehicle), arm robbery and attempted