|Police Woman Constable Bime, First Constable EmosKowor, First Constable Jonathan Ansep
Law and Order
Morobe Province has its
share of law and order problems like any other development countries. The Law and Justice Sector in Papua New Guinea
have provided the policy framework for law and order in Papua New Guinea. Agencies who are involved in law and order
sector are; the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, National and District Courts, Department of Attorney General and Justice,
Village Courts and Land Mediations, Correctional Services, Community Based Correction. The law and justice sector agencies
in Morobe Province are encouraged to collaborate with each other and are all pull together by the Law and Justice Policy of
the National Government.
The Morobe Provincial Government has a Provincial Law and Order Committee, who is chaired
by the Governor and the law and order technical committee is headed by the Provincial Administrator. Morobe Province
has an effective law and order committee in operation and it works to improve the sector in close collaboration with each
Law and Order remains the biggest challenge for everyone including the business community and potential
investment however it is manageable. Despite the challenges, police who are the main law enforcing agency are tasked
with the responsibility to protect lives and properties in Lae continue to work hard towards addressing the law and order
The Lae Police are some of the best in the country, who are highly training to encounter any high
tech crimes or rapid response to crime. Lae has two national court judges; Justice Nicholas Kirriwom and Justice George
Manuhu and the most senior officer in the police force who is Mr. Geosi Labi, the divisional commander for the northern region
of Papua New Guinea. The Lae Police is divided into two commands, the Metropolitan Command and Provincial Police Command.
The Metropolitan Command is headed by Chief Superintendent Mr. Nema Mondiai and the Provincial Police Command is headed by
Chief Superintendent Mr. Peter Guinnis.
The Buimo Correctional Service is the only jail in Morobe Province.
There are three rural lockups that also provide temporary remand facilities and then the prisoners or suspects are transferred
to Buimo Correctional Service. The Village Courts and Land Mediation are the two lowest levels of court processes in
the province that contributes to dispute settlements and mediations. Morobe Province has Village Courts and Land Mediation
establishments all spread throughout the province.
|Sergeant Peter Nangai - Moblile Squad 13 - Lae