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Papua New Guinea

Reserve traffic officers in training

MORE than 100 men and women from different traffic offices in the country are currently undergoing a six-week training course at the International Convention Centre in Port Moresby.

They are training to be reserve police officers to be part of the APEC traffic team assisting the traffic movement during APEC.

Led by the police traffic directorate, it is supported by the land transport security sector working group (LTSSWG) under the coordination of the Joint Security Task Force (JSTF).

Traffic director and chairman of LTSSWG Joseph Joe said the LTSSWG is made up of five stakeholders including the APEC Coordinating Authority.

“The team is MVIL, Road Traffic Authority, Central Transport Authority and Department of Transport,” he said.

Mr Joe said the 105 officers are the first batch and will be learning the ropes of how to control traffic while some have been taught how to ride a motorcycle.

“All training is done after hours as not to disrupt the men and women during their working hours,” he said.

“Once we have completed the training, this will fulfill the traffic police aim to have enough manpower set for the leader’s meeting.

“The participants will be given the same power as any police officer but I want them to be disciplined in all that they do.

“They will assist in motorcade escort, points duty and security,” Mr Joe said.

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