6 Sep 2013

NZ police training programme in Indonesia's Papua region on track

5:28 pm on 6 September 2013

The New Zealand government says the next planned programme of community policing training by New Zealand police in Indonesia's eastern region of Papua is still on track.

The government says the Eastern Indonesia Community Policing Programme is likely to commence early next year.

New Zealand ran similar training programmes in Papua region between 2008 and 2010.

The overall design and scope of the programme being planned is yet to be finalised, but will incorporate findings from the design scoping mission undertaken last October.

The programme's base location is to be the Papua provincial capital Jayapura, and it will work across Papua, West Papua and Maluku provinces.