Police Commissioner Gari Baki

RPNGC riddled with allegations, reveals Baki

This was what Police Commissioner Gari Baki said during the closing of the week-long Police Commissioner’s conference last Friday in Kimbe, West New Britain Province.

He stated that the two days of discipline symposium were timely.

As he had mentioned earlier during the week, this year’s conference should be the last time they address disciplinary issues.

"I expect you to revisit the Constabulary Standing Orders and practically apply the values of ethics and discipline within your respective area of command,” he told the senior officers present there.

APEC taskforce focuses on framework

The emphasis last week during its workshop was on building the JSTF headquarters structure, the control, command, coordination and the communication requirements.

A panel discussion was also held to gather and establish the outcomes of ‘exercise long reach’. This was to discuss a way forward on which security aspect each agency will be responsible for during the APEC meet.

Police hold memorial for fallen officers

Police Commissioner Gari Baki, while paying tribute at the Police Remembrance Day Service, hopes the event will grow bigger and better and involve the family members of the late officers.

Commissioner Baki said he will write to the Government to make this day a holiday to enable the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary to pay tribute to their unsung heroes who died in their lines of duty.

Baki condemns officer shooting, orders full investigation

Commissioner Gari Baki said this is shocking news for the family of the slain policeman as well as the constabulary.

He has ordered a full and immediate investigation into the shooting.

“We not rest until those criminals are brought to justice,” Commissioner Baki said.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Nine suspects have been identified however, all have gone into hiding.

​Police confident of maintaining stability

The Aviation Industry – with the support of the Maritime Workers Union, PNG Power Association, Telikom Workers Association, Health Workers Association and the teachers – gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the Prime Minister to step down. The ultimatum ends tomorrow at 12am.

Baki told Loop PNG that his police men and women will be monitoring the situation tomorrow to ensure that it does not escalate into a law and order problem.

He clarified that at present, there is no need for a PNG Defence Force call-out, refuting a recent media report.

​Police commissioner defends Wagambie Jnr

Commissioner Gari Baki said Anthony Wagambie Junior acted very responsibly and professionally throughout the student unrest and should in fact, be commended and not ridiculed.

The Commissioner said the removal of Chief Superintendent Wagambie Junior is insensitive, irresponsible and uncalled for. 

Commissioner Baki said this in response to a call by Works and Implementation Minister Francis Awesa, who said police hierarchy failed to address the issue at the University of Technology (Unitech) campus.

Namah calls for Baki to resign

Namah said Commissioner Baki must resign and save the police force from further harm and disgrace and save himself and his personal integrity.

Namah stated that he did not expect to hear about what the Commissioner is doing and not doing as the holder of a very important and significant constitutional office.

Baki has signed affidavits against his own policemen from the fraud office in certain pending cases, which is very unusual.