6 Jul 2011

PNG police dismiss ten officers for poor discipline

6:59 pm on 6 July 2011

Papua New Guinea police chiefs have revealed ten staff were dismissed in the first five months of this year as they follow through on a commitment to improve discipline and hold officers accountable.

Deputy commissioner and chief of administration, Tom Kulunga, says another 12 were demoted and 13 were fined.

A further 51 officers were suspended and all but a few were re-instated within the reporting period.

Assaults and improper conduct were the most common offences.

Mr Kulunga says while these statistics continue to paint a gloomy picture of the Constabulary, it also demonstrates the administration is committed to plucking out the rotten apples.