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PNG launches Operation City Blitz

News 2 Oct 2018

The launch of “Operation City Blitz” to prepare city residents for APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation – Leaders’ Summit in November has started.

The launch was witnessed last week by Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations Jim Andrews and the NCD/Central Command hierarchy at Jack Pidik Park, Five-Mile.

Mr Andrews asked that all members of the force in the city and Central Province adhere to the ethics of police.

“Our focus is now on APEC next to keeping the city and maintain peace, we will be looking towards APEC Leaders Summit in November, we are ready for the summit, but before that happens, operations will commence ensuring the city is clean and quiet and we have to work harder to put the place in order.

“Operations order still stands, and that is to listen and comply with orders, you will need to be dedicated, committed, and observe, enforce, and obey the rule of law, when that applies to you, you must respect the residents,” he said.

Mr Andrews urged the members of the force to act responsibly and be smart in the way they deal with residents during the operation.

The operation has started with awareness being carried out in the settlements and suburbs.

Policing would be stepped up with men and women expected to continue their normal routine but also be available to work longer hours.

The operation would place more emphasis on the city cleanliness.

Police units within National Capital District would be involved, including the NCD dog unit, public safety, traffic, NCD CID and other units within the NCD/Central command.

Source: Post-Courier