Senior Australian policeman appointed in PNG

2:37 pm on 15 February 2016

A former senior officer from the Australian Federal Police has been appointed as a deputy police commissioner in Papua New Guinea.

Alan Scott has been appointed by the National Executive Council as a deputy comissioner in charge of reform, training and preparations for PNG hosting the APEC summit in 2018.

New PNG deputy commissioner, Alan Scott.

New PNG deputy commissioner, Alan Scott. Photo: Queensland govt

The prime minister Peter O'Neill said Mr Scott brings international experience and respect from personnel to the Royal PNG Constabulary.

PNG Loop reports Mr O'Neill saying that the deputy commissioner has expertise to bring reforms and take it to the next level.

PNG has two other deputy commissioners; Jim Andrews (Operations) and Raphael Huafolo (Administration).

Gary Baki is the overall police commissioner.