|New Traffic Police Station. Photo EMTV|
After 31 years, the National Capital District Command now has a new Traffic Police Station.
This development was made possible by the assistance from the police department with a funding of five-hundred thousand kina.
The new look has certainly up lifted the working environment of police officers who have been cramping in the old building for so long.
Guests at the opening of the new office at Boroko included NCDC Deputy City Manager Honk Kiap, Commander NCD Central Jim Andrews and all station commanders from around the city.
NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Andy Bawa played host to the parade.
It was a proud moment for many traffic officers who no longer have to be sitting in the old office.
The NCD traffic division has been operating from the old building for over three decades since the building was first erected.
Assisting Commissioner Jim Andrews said this was the beginning of many changes that the constabulary is going through.
However, ACP Andrews agreed that there is still room for more.
From the civil society’s perspective, the deputy city manager challenged the police department to address issues such as pay and accommodation.
He also called for police in NCD to work in partnership with commission to enforce law and order in the city.