Police Commissioner Gari Baki presented a total of 50 guns to the Joint Services College at the PNGDefence Force Igam Barracks, in Lae, Morobe Province last week.
He said that as one of the disciplinary forces that sends its men to the college, RPNGC is obliged tohelp in any way.
“As Commissioner, I am obligated to help because this institution is responsible in in helping train ourmen and women,” Commissioner Baki said.
Mr Baki said the weapons will be used for training purposes only.The 50 rifles are part of the 250 that were confiscated by the PNG Customs last year and kept at theIgam Barracks for safe keeping.He said all the weapons have been cleared.
They belong to the police department and the rest will bedistributed the police commands around the country.
Commander for the Joint Services College Colonel Karl Wrekonei said the donation of the weapon istimely and thanked the Commissioner for the donation.“We have four key challenges and one of those is logistics. Weapons come under logistics. It is a bigchallenge,” Colonel Wrekonei said.
He said the Igam barracks did not have any weapons and thedonation will greatly assist their training programs.Commissioner Baki further pledged his support for the College.
“We will continue to support the college in the replacement of weapons, field equipment, skills, whenand where we can,” Police Commissioner Baki said.
He said the while the Constabulary is going through its weapons standardisation phase, RPNGC willnot hesitate to help the college and move some of its access weapons to support the college.
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