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PNG Police Recruitment 2023 Selection and Training Updates

PNG Police Recruitment 2023: PNG Insight saw nearly 50,000 page views on this page at the closing date, 20th January 2023. The recruiting agent (PNG Job Seek) will have a lot of work to do when shortlisting the potential candidates for interviews.

If you have applied, here is what is likely to happen during the next stage leading up to training.

Have you applied for the RPNGC PNG Police Recruitment 2023? Ger the PNG Police Recruitment 2023 Selection and Training Updates

PNG Police Recruitment 2023, what next? 

So, you applied for the PNG Police Recruitment 2023, what's next? The recruiting agent will screen the applications sent online. It's part of the recruitment process. But with 30,000 applications and only 560 spots, it is a gigantic screening task.

Understandably, not everyone will receive a response except for those that are shortlisted for the 500 Police Trainees and 60 Cadet Officer spots. 

If you get a response, you should be proud of yourself.

Here are the stages of an organisation's recruitment process:
  • Stage 1 - You submit the application - DONE
  • Stage 2 - You'll be invited for a formal interview.
  • Stage 3 - Candidates interview
  • Stage 4 - Candidates informed of the outcome of the interview
  • Stage 6 - Medicals, registration & admission
  • Stage 7 - Training commences.
Important: Note that this is not the formal recruitment process for the PNG Police Recruitment 2023. It is the standard recruitment process that many organisations use during recruitment and training. 

PNG Job Seek and Police Training Offices will let you know the outcome of the recruitment and details of the 2023 police training, respectively.

How long does police recruitment take?

The police recruitment for this year ended on Friday the 20th of January 2023 which is the first step in the recruitment process. If you think about it, the first stage took about 5 weeks.

Next, the recruutment agent or police trainers will screen the applications and shortlist the potential candidates for interview. 

Then,  the actual interview takes place. That means that either PNG Job Seek or Police, (whoever does the selection) will go through 30,000 applications. It is likely to take longer than anticipated.

So, be patient!

In hindsight, the RPNGC does the right thing by offloading the recruitment to the agent, because they will do a good job identifying the 560 final police trainees. Also, they are likely to keep to the deadline.

Meanwhile, the RPNG and PNG Job Seek have NOT indicated anything about the dates for interviews and training yet. Watch this space.

Police in PNG lack Manpower

No recruitment for Police trainees happened in 2020. In 2021, the RPNGC trained some reserve police personnels to add to the manpower during the elections. 

The then Police Minister Bryan Kramer said in 2020 that PNG currently has a total of 7,200 police officers. This number serves the whole country.

There is a greater need to empower the police force, including the Corrections Services (CIS) and PNG Defence Force (PNGDF). (Check the links for more details). 

More so, there is need for morally upstanding policemen and policewomen. 

In recent months, the PNG police and defence forces command released promising training and recruitment updates. There's emphasis on long term training and discipline.

See the police's new training modules that the police commissioner alluded to below.

2023 Police Training and New Syllabus

In a Post Courier report on the 24th of July 2022, the commissioner said they are upgrading the police training syllabus to 18 months (from 6 months). This is a massive improvement.

In 2023 and onwards, the new police recruits will undergo 

  • 6 months of basic policing, law and order theory at Bomana Police College; and 
  • 12 months of practicum at the police stations assigned to them.

At the police stations, the new recruits will:

  • learn about the operations of stations,
  • perform shifts,
  • learn the basics of prosecutions and investigations.
The main area of the 12 months practicum will focus on installing discipline in the new trainees. And also, educate them on the basics of applied  prosecutions, investigation of criminals and traffic rules & engagements.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think about the recent police recruitment drive. If you are an applicant what is your experience with the online forms and applications for this year? 

PNGDF Military Cadet Programme 2023 Recruitment for 2024

Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) Commander Major-General Mark Goina says his administration is looking to reintroduce the school military cadet programme. The PNGDF Military Cadet Programme 2023 Recruitment for 2024 is now awaiting the approval of the PNG government.

Here is a brief overview of the programme.

PNGDF Military Cadet Programme 2023 Recruitment for 2024
PNGDF Commander Major-General Mark Goina (insert)

Have you applied for the 2023 Police Recruitment - Check out this update about interviews and new police training syllabus.


The PNG Defence Force Commander said the PNGDF Military Cadet Programme existed in pre-Independence, in the 1960s and early 1970s, in schools. 

The Marape Government was keen on reintroducing the programme in 2023.

Importance of PNGDF Cadet Programme

The PNGDF Military Cadet Programme is vital for instilling discipline and command and building good character among the younger generation.

“PNGDF will play a supporting role in this programme that would be headed by the reserve force legislation.” PNG Force (PNGDF) Commander Major-General Mark Goina.  

PNGDF Military Cadet Programme 2023

The PNGDF Cadet programme will come in three stages

  1. Reserve force, 
  2. Youth programme and
  3. School cadet programme.

The youth programme had started, run by the PNGDF’s reserves, capability and development branch.

The intent is to allow the youths to go through a programme in collaboration with the National Youth Services and other government agencies and departments that deal with youths.

Awaiting PNG Government Approval

The PNG Defence Force made a submission to the PNG government and is awaiting approval from the National Executive Council (NEC). 

PNGDF is hoping that the submission will go through Parliament and be enacted into law.

The PNGDF Reserve Force Branch is ready to roll out the PNGDF Cadet Programme when the government gives the approval.

PNGDF Recruitment 2023 - DHERST

The PNGDF would recruit new intakes next year in collaboration with the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST).

“Going in 2023 onwards, all applicants will come through the school leavers’ form, we have established a collaboration with the higher education department to assist and screen through our requirements.” PNG Force (PNGDF) Commander Major-General Mark Goina.

If the applicants are successful they will be recruiting with the PNG Defence Force as early as next year, 2023, for 2024.

How to apply for PNGDF Military Cadet Programme 2023 Recruitment for 2024?

It is still early, but we know that the PNGDF cadet programme will be run by the PNGDF under the reserve force umbrella programme.

Selection will be done by the higher education department. That means that the Grade 12 students must apply through the National Online Application System (NOAS).

In fact, this is a better way to do the selection and run the programme as it cuts out the 'middle-man' in the selection process.
The RPNGC police recruitment 2023 has taken its 2022 recruitment online to ease the process of selection and recruitment.
It appears that the PNGDF Cadet programme will be directly supported by the PNG Government under the TESAS (HECAS & AES) scholarship scheme if/when the students are selected through NOAS. Also, students can enter as non-school leavers and get selected as self-sponsored students. This remains to be seen for now.

Meanwhile, if you are a 2023 Grade 12 school leaver, ask your school for that latest information as you fill in your online school leavers form this year. 

School Leavers DHERST selection

The selection through the DHERST's NOAS is the best way forward for PNGDF. 

This education blog hopes that the RPNGC (Police) and CIS (Warder) also follow the same selection and recruitment channel.

Select the Grade 12 school leavers through DHERST's NOAS, recruit them into the programmes and train them to be better citizens.

How to Apply Online for PNG Police Recruitment 2022 for 2023

The long wait for PNG Police Recruitment is over, you can apply now. PNG Police have outsourced the recruitment of Police Trainees and Cadet Officers to an agent. Here are brief background and clarity on how to apply for the PNG Police Recruitment 2022 for 2023.

Have you applied for the 2023 Police Recruitment - Check out this update about interviews and new police training syllabus. Police Recruitment 2022 for 2023

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Here is the latest information on PNGDF recruitment 2023 for 2024.

PNG Police Recruitment 2022 for 2023

The recruiting agent and provincial police training offices are expecting thousands of applications.

Yet the agent will consider only 500 police trainees and 60 cadet officers' applications.

According to the police commissioner, the main reason for outsourcing police recruitment and accepting online applications is to avoid nepotism, bribery and corruption.

The application will close on Friday 20th of January, 2023. Click here to download the application form and apply now.

How to Apply for PNG Police TRAINEE Recruit 2022 for 2023

To apply, you must download two forms at the PNG Job Seek website, check this link to download the 2022/2023 Police application form and duty statement. 

There are two parts to the application process:

(1) Download & complete the application

  • Download the Police Recruitment Application Form.
  • Complete the form.
  • Attach it with your CV and submit them online.

(2) Submit it online

To submit the application form online, you'll have to register a free online account at the PNG Job Seek website and upload your completed application form and CV.

To be eligible for the Police Trainee, you must be between 20 and 27 years of age, achieve minimum Grades of Cs in Grade 12, must be physically fit and should have no criminal records. 

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How to Apply for PNG Police CADET Recruit 2022 for 2023

The application process for the 60 spots for Police Cadet Training is similar to the Police Trainees' Training mentioned above. You must complete the right application form and submit it together with your CV online. 

To be eligible you must have a tertiary qualification, either a tertiary diploma or degree.

You must be between 25 and 35 years of age, have outstanding written and spoken English, must be physically fit and should have no criminal records. Above all, you must be a willing servant to the people.

PNG Police Application Forms 2022 for 2023

The recruiting agent is PNG Job Seek. If you have any questions about the application process, message them directly as they are the right people to deal with the PNG Police Recruitment 2022 for 2023.

The police commissioner wants all applications to be submitted online. However, we noted that the footnote on the application form suggests dropping the completed forms at the provincial police training office.

Confirm that with the recruiting agent so that you know exactly who is dealing with the applications at the provincial centres. 


PNG CIS Recruitment List 2022 PDF Is Out

CIS Recruitment List 2022 is now out. Find out how to download the list, the training locations and what to do if you see your name on the list.

PNG CIS (Correctional Institution Services) recruitment of 120 Custodial Officers

The CIS calling for the recruitment of 120 Custodial Officers. The recruitment is in line with the reforms stipulated in the Strategic Plan 2019-2022.

The recruitment drive this year is the first step in achieving a secure and containment environment for the CIS Remand and Convicted Detainees in the 21 Correctional Institution Facilities around our country.

PNG CIS Recruitment List 2022 PDF

Police Trainees and Cadent recruitment for 2023 is now open, click here for more info.
Here is the latest information on PNGDF recruitment 2023 for 2024.

CIS Recruitment List 2022

PNG CIS released the Correctional Service Custodial Officers Pre-Entry Testing and Interview Listings 2022. There are 5 stages of the recruitment process. 

  1. Release of the CIS Recruitment List 2022,
  2. Sitting the CIS pre-entry test
  3. Interview
  4. Documents validations
  5. Releasing of the final CIS selection list 2022 for 2023 training
Download the list at the CIS website. Follow the link to the CIS Recruitment List 2022 PDF file in blue, see below.

Download the PNG CIS Recruitment List PDF 

Below are the short-listed applicants who have been selected to undergo Pre-Entry Tests, Interviews and other mandatory selection processes.

Download the list and check your names. [Get the CIS Recruitment Shortlist of Candidates 2022, CLICK HERE, 4 pages 196kb]. This will take you to the download page where you can get the PDF file.

The names on the CIS recruitment list are arranged according to your local CIS branch. Go straight to your provincial CIS branch and identify your name. 

If you have applied and your name is not on the list, it means that you have not been selected.

You can also get information on Police Recruitment 2022/2023 on this page.

2022 CIS Recruitment Shortlist of Candidates for 2023
Click on the blue link to download the CIS Recruitment Name List PDF

What applicants must do

Applicants must go to their designated locations between November and December 2022. Download the CIS application list 2022 and check the dates of each of the 21 CIS locations.  

Applicants who reside in other provinces must arrange their own travel to the appointed locations for testing.

Correctional Service will not be liable for any individual issues or expenses incurred during the time of the Recruitment exercise. 

Recruitment for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville will be conducted in Buka and Arawa.

New interested applicants not in this approved list can apply directly to Correctional Service Headquarters for consideration for future recruitment.

Papua New Guinea Correctional Service, CIS

The Papua New Guinea Correctional Service is established under Correctional Service Act 1995. Its strategic development activities are outlined in its Strategic Plan 2019 to 2022 and its Annual Activity implementation plan 2022 aligned to the MTDP III and Law and Justice Sector Policy which empowers us to provide a safe and secure society for all.

Correctional Service’s main priority is captured in the Correctional Service Strategic Plan 2019-2022 for “Modernization and Reform”.

This recruitment exercise (RECRUITMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICE CUSTODIAL OFFICERS, PRE-ENTRY TESTING and INTERVIEW EXERCISE) is in line with the long-term development plan of modernising and reforming the PNG CIS.

Download the list and check your names. [Get the CIS Recruitment Shortlist of Candidates 2022, CLICK HERE, 4 pages 196kb]. 

Contact CIS

If you have any questions, leave a comment below or contact the CIS recruitment team directly.

(PHONE)    +675 312 1700 


Police Recruitment 2022 - New Police Training Syllabus and 18 Months Training

Police training in Papua New Guinea will take 18 months. The police commissioner in a Post Courier report dated 24th August 2022 cited the need to properly recruit and train police officers, fit to serve the people.

Have you applied for the 2023 Police Recruitment - Check out this update about interviews and the new police training syllabus.

2023 PNG Police recruitment application form

2023 Police Training and New Syllabus

In 2023 and onwards, the new police recruits will undergo 6 months of basic policing, law and order theory at Bomana Police College; and 12 months of practicum at the police stations they are assigned to.

At the police stations the new recruits will:

  • learn about the operations of stations,
  • perform shifts,
  • learn basic prosecutions and investigations.
The main area of 12 months of police on-the-job training will focus on installing discipline in them and learning the basics in prosecutions and investigation of criminals and traffic rules & engagements.

When is 2022 PNG police recruitment?

The police commissioner assigned the recruitment to an agent.

In Post Courier on the 24th July 2022, the commissioner said that they are upgrading the police training syllabus to 18 months (from 6 months). 

Here is more information about the recruitment drive for 2023.


2022/2023 recruitment info for new officers

If you are asking when will be the 2022/2023 recruitment of the new Police and Correctional Service officers, this information will give you some answers. 

In preparation for the release of the official media statements, here are some resources that will help you:


If you have lost your Grade 10 and Grade 12 certificates, here is how to get your statement of results.

How to apply to become a police officer

If you have completed grade 12 within the last three years must prepare the following documents for recruitment 2022 for 2023.

1. Prepare the original copy of grade 12 and 10 certificates.

2. Ask for 2x references from the school principal and recognised community leaders such as ward councillors.

3. Get a Police Clearance Certificate- here is how to get police clearance and how much it cost.

4. Get a Medical Report - Go to your local hospital or health centre, do a medical check and get your report.

5. Write a clear and concise letter of interest stating why you want to be a Police Officer.

6. Go to the Court House and stamp all copies of your certificate and transcripts.

Finally, make a copy for yourself. Send the original to the Police Recruitment Team. 

The address/email will be provided on the Recruitment Notice

Meanwhile, keep an eye out for the recruitment notice in the newspapers for the other details and the due date for the police recruitment 2022 for 2023 training.



Check out the latest on Grade 10 and 12 exam Results 2022

New PNG Police and Correctional Service Recruitment 2023

Are you interested to become a Royal PNG Police Constabulary (RPNGC) Officer or Correctional Service (CS) Officer? Here is what you need to know about recruitment for Police and CIS in 2022 for 2023.

If you have any questions, leave a comment in the 'comment section'. Alternatively, follow the links to the other pages where you can get the answers.

 PNG Police application form 2022/2023

When is Police and CIS Recruitment 2022/2023 taking place?

The date for 2022 police and correctional service recruitment for this year is not out yet. But, in a Post Courier report dated 6th June 2022, the recruitment for police and CS training will begin after the elections. 

The police and CS hierarchy hinted that the recruitments are likely to happen in August and September.

  • Police recruitment in August 2022.
  • Correctional Service Recruitment in September 2022.
Meanwhile, keep an eye out for media releases from the police and CS commissioners a month before the recruitment starts.

New information on Police Recruitment 2022 for 2023 is now available here.

Number of regular police officers and CS officers to be recruited

The number of spaces available for the recruitment of police and CS officers is less than 400 every year.

You must have high marks in Grade 12 English and Literature and Mathematics to make it. 

You can also apply to train to become a police or CS officer if you are already working. You must have good Grade 12 marks and be within the age range indicated on the application form (this is not out yet).

The numbers of regular police and CS officers recruited each year:
  • Police 400 trainees
  • Correctional Service 100 trainees

2022/2023 recruitment of the new Police and Correctional Service officers

If you are asking when will be the 2022/2023 recruitment of the new Police and Correctional Service officers, this information will give you some answers. 

In preparation for the release of the official media statements, here are some resources that will help you:

Police recruitment application form 2022/2023




What to do before Police and Correctional Service commissioners release media statements?

The police and CS will release media statements about the recruitment drive in August and September, respectively. Also, note that there are only 400 and 100 spaces. 

Preparation is important if you want to make sure you are one of the few selected for 2022/2023 police and CS training. 

Use the links  (in blue) to find out what eligibility criteria, age brackets, Grade 12 marks, referees and any required documents.

Prepare the requirements and get them ready. 

Check out the latest on Grade 10 and 12 exam Results 2022

New police clearance certificate with security features launched (MEDIA STATEMENT)

The Police Crimes Division launched on Monday a new police clearance certificate with security features.

Assistant Commissioner Crimes Hodges Ette said the issuance of the new certificates will prevent false police clearance certificates from being issued. The new Police Clearance Certificate which was launched at the Crime Division conference room at the police headquarters in Port Moresby was witnessed by senior police officers as well as staff from the Crimes Division and Interpol.

Mr Ette said the new police clearance certificate came into effect on Monday 15 November. Certificates issued prior will remain valid until March 2022. He said the RPNGC is changing the old police clearance certificate that has been used for the last 46 years since independence.

“The old format of producing police clearance certificates has been abused, and fraudulently used. People are printing them outside of the actually established system. We have fraudsters producing police clearance certificates fraudulently. The constabulary has been accused of facilitating or fraudulently producing false documents,” Mr Ette said.

Mr Ette however said that the police clearance certificate was previously done at a small administrative fee of K10.00 which was increased to K65.00 this year. He said Police make about K9,000.00 per day especially from the applications received in the National Capital District. He added that so far this year the Constabulary was able to collect K800,000.00 in police clearance fees.

“This particular certificate comes in three categories one for citizens, another one for expatriates and we also developed for PMVs as well. I am sure Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited (MVIL) and the transport sector will also be interested,” Mr Ette said, adding that certain categories would be put in with a reasonable fee at a future date. For instance, a person trying to get a job as a security guard will pay K65.00 but if they are trying to become the head of a government department they may pay up to K1,000.00 for the certificate.

Mr Ette said police are in the process of developing a work based system that can be accessed anywhere in the country. This system will also be of interest to various stakeholders including the National Statistical Office (NSO), Foreign Affairs and others.

Mr Ette said the new certificate with the security features will cost zero Kina to develop.



Tuesday 16th November, 2021

Read about How to Obtain Police Clearance Check

Eastern Highlands Police Reservist Program 2022 Recruitment

Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response, David Manning, has endorsed the Eastern Highlands Province Police Reservist program to beef up police manpower to address COVID-19 and policing challenges in the province. 

Commissioner Manning when signing the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Eastern Highland Governor Peter Numu on Thursday this week highlighted that Police Reservice have been a great asset to the Constabulary in the early days however, it was discontinued due to the lack of proper command and control.

“With the current COVID-19 crisis coupled with the ongoing law and order situation across the country, we have agreed to revive the Police Reservists program in partnership with provincial governments and other statutory bodies under the revised policies and command structure.

“I want to commend Governor Numu and his administration for the initiative and the commitment to partner with the Constabulary in reviving the police reservist program in their province. This is a win-win approach for the Constabulary and the Province in addressing the current COVID-19 crisis and law and order issues going forward,” Manning said.

Mr Manning further said that the Eastern Highland Province is among the few provinces that have come on board and are currently running similar programs in their respective provinces.

Mr Manning said the Constabulary has set the target to recruit 1,100 Police reservist personnel before the 2022 national general election.

Eastern Highland Governor Peter Numu thanked the Commissioner for the endorsement and his vision to revive the reservist program to address the lack of police manpower in the provinces.

Governor Numu also announced that the Eastern Highlands Police Reservist program will commence with the first 220 successful applicants to undertake reservist training.

“Under my administration, we are ready to run this program and the first batch of 220 successful applicants will go into training immediately. We need more police manpower to assist us with the COVID-19 operations and general policing thus we have taken such drastic action. This is the biggest reservist recruitment compared to other provinces and my administration will continue to sustain this program,” Governor Numu concluded.


Manning endorses Eastern Highlands Police Reservist Program



Friday 05th  November 2021

Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) Reservist Recruitment FAQ

PNG PoLICE reservist training FAQ

What age do I need to be to apply? 

To be considered you must be between 25 to 50 years of age. 

Are there minimum education requirements for entry into the RPNGC? 

Yes. A minimum of a Grade Twelve Certificate or equivalent technical or vocational qualification. You must have achieved at least a Grade of C in English and Maths. 

You must be able to provide original academic transcripts as evidence of your grades. 

What are the language requirements? 

You must be fluent in spoken English and Tok Pisin and can write legibly with clear meaning in English 

Is there an application form I need to complete? 

Yes. You are required to complete a formal application form. You will find it in the Reservist Application Pack, which can be obtained by sending a request to: 

Alternatively, you can obtain a Reservist Application Pack from your Provincial Police Headquarters or the National Police Headquarters at Konedobu in the NCD 

You must sign the application form to confirm that the information you provided is correct. 

Only applicants who complete all parts of the formal application form will be considered. 

To where should I send my completed application? 

It is preferred that you email your application to 

Alternatively, you can send your application to PO Box 85, Konedobu, NCD 

By when should my application be received? 

Applications received after midday on the 14 July will not be considered. 

Do I need to be a citizen of Papua New Guinea to join the RPNGC? 

Yes. Proof of PNG citizenship will be required as part of your application. RPNGC Careers Material: FAQ Updated March 2017 RW 

Do I need to meet a medical standard? 

Yes. You may be required to have a medical examination as part of the recruitment process. 

Do I need to be currently employed to apply to become a Reserve Member of the RPNGC? 

No. You must have three years of employment history but do not need to be currently employed. In the case of those not currently employed, you need your former employer to be one of your referees. 

Do I need to be physically fit? 

Yes. Reservist Training will involve physical fitness tests. 

Do I need to be a minimum height? 


What if I have a criminal conviction? 

To be eligible you must have no criminal convictions. Background checks will be conducted and fingerprints may be taken as part of the recruitment process. 

If a criminal conviction is found, you will be immediately disqualified from the recruitment process and, or recruit training. 

What is the process to become a Reserve Member of the RPNGC? 

The RPNGC recruitment and selection process aims to be consistent, fair and transparent. 

  • Step 1 – Commissioner of Police publicly invites applications 
  • Step 2 – Interested applicants request a Reserve Application pack 
  • Step 3 – Applications are submitted 
  • Step 4 – RPNGC shortlists eligible applicants 
  • Step 5 – RPNGC interviews short-listed applicants and seeks verification of their eligibility and may require the applicant to undergo a medical examination 
  • Step 6 – RPNGC selects the successful applicants and places them in a pool 
  • Step 7 – Successful applicants are notified in writing and then await a vacant training position to become available 
  • Step 8 – Successful applicants may then be trained and if successful become a Reserve Member of the RPNGC RPNGC Careers Material: FAQ Updated March 2017 RW 

What does the interview involve? 

The interview will provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate the qualities and perspectives required for you to be a good Reservist e. Areas such as leadership, decisiveness, problem-solving, stress management and personal integrity will be explored during the interview. 

The interview is like any other professional job interview. You should, for example, come suitably dressed and on time. 

There may be large numbers of applicants to be interviewed so you should be prepared to be available throughout the course of the day. The interview will be conducted by a Panel. 

How long is the training and what are the daily hours of instruction? 

The training will take four weeks to complete. Daytime and evening hours will be used to deliver the content. 

Can my family stay with me while I’m at the training venue? 

No. It would be allowable for family members to visit you outside of training hours. 

Can I visit my family during my training? 

Yes. One day leave passes can be issued at weekends at the discretion and approval of the Chief Instructor. You must return to the training venue before four o’clock on a Sunday. Failure to abide by this rule would lead to your removal from the course. 

Will I get paid? 

A Reservist is a voluntary position. You will not be paid a salary. If you are engaged in a Special Police Operation you may be entitled to receive Special Event Allowances. While you are undergoing Reservist Training you will receive a per diem of K50 per day. 

Do I need to wear a uniform? 

During Reservist Training, you will be issued with a training uniform. It is compulsory to wear your uniform as directed by your trainer. 

Reservists are issued with a Reservist uniform. 

Can I choose where I am posted as a Reserve Member of the RPNGC? 

No. Reserve Constables are engaged to work in or close to their own communities. 

Source: The FAQ original appears on the RPNGC Careers Material: FAQ Updated



If you are a non-school leaver looking for an opportunity to study in PNG, check out the list of application and admission info.

How to Get PNG Police Character Clearance Certificate - Fees and Forms Update

A POLICE Clearance certificate is a vital document that is needed for many purposes. However, many people do not know how to obtain a police clearance certificate.

According to the Acting Officer in Charge (OIC) of the National Criminal Records Office (NCRO) Chief Sergeant Kasa Wumber there are six main types of Police Clearance reports done by his office. 

These include five Character Checks and a Police Crime Report. The character checks include; 

  • Public Motor Vehicle (PMV) character check, 
  • Papua New Guinea police character check, 
  • firearms character check, 
  • expatriates in Papua New Guinea character check and 
  • expatriates overseas character check.
Police Trainees and Cadet recruitment for 2023 is now open, click here for more info.

PNG police clearance form PDF download

Location of police clearance check (National Forensic Centre)

Police Clearance reports are issued by the NCRO currently located at the National Forensic Centre, Varahe Road Gordons in Port Moresby. No police stations or another office can issue a police clearance certificate.

The only authorised signature on the certificate must be that of the OIC National Criminal Records Office, by the delegation on behalf of the Commissioner of Police. In the absence of the OIC, the second officer in charge (2IC) will sign on his behalf. Any other signature on the Police Clearance certificate is not to be accepted.

 How to Apply for a Police Clearance Certificate Check - UPDATE

To apply for a police clearance certificate, you can pick up a form at the National Criminal Records Office. For those living in the other provinces, you can collect a form from your nearest police station where you will be fingerprinted. Pay the K65.00 fee at your nearest finance cashier office and attach the receipt with the application form and mail it to the NCRO office at the Police National Headquarters to the following address: OIC National Criminal Records Office RPNGC, P.O 85, Konedobu, National Capital District. 

Alternatively, pay the fee and take the receipt and a recent ID photo of you to the National Criminal Records Office at Gordons (for those in Port Moresby). The officers of the NCRO will assist with the Police character check forms and also take your fingerprints for processing. 

If you are living outside of Port Moresby, see what the Police have to say about getting  a Police Character Clearance Check in the direct quote below:

"Many people have been commenting about police clearance for other provinces. For the time being you now have the form. Print whichever form you need and fill in the details as required. For fingerprinting please go to your nearest police station and a policeman will help fingerprint you. Pay your K10 (sic. Now K65) fee, attach the receipt and mail it to the address listed. Unfortunately, online lodgement is still a long way away for us at this stage. Thank you for all your comments" [Response extract from RPNGC FB comment]

Download police clearance check forms

In this file, there are 6 forms ( download the clearance forms all in one)
  • Police character check form for Papua New Guinean
  • Police character check form for Expatriates in PNG
  • Police character check form for Expatriates outside of PNG
  • Police character check/clearance & Fire Arms Particulars and Records Check
  • Police character check form for PMV
  • Crime report form
These documents were retrieved from the RPNGC Facebook page. See the original documents here.

Where to pay the character check FEES

For those in Port Moresby you can pay your Character Check or Police Crime Report fees at any of these three locations; 

  • Vulupindi Haus, 
  • Firearm Registry Office at the Boroko Police Station and 
  • the Central Government Office at Konedobu.
 Attach the receipt to the application and submit it to the NCRO office at Gordons. You will be given a number and expected date for follow up or collection.

All police character check fee is K65.00. You are not to pay any additional fees.

Expatriates character checks

For expatriates, there are two separate application forms for those who are living in the country and those who have left but require PNG Police Clearance Certificates for the countries they are currently residing in.

They are required to bring their complete application form together with their current passport and visa and current work permit as well as the receipt of the K65.00 payment.

"I'm an expat. I'm currently working at Lihir I already fee k10 (sic. Now K65) on Vulupindi House in pom can I go to Lihir police office using Vulupindi receipt to fill up the form of police clearance and I will submit it in pom when I'm going for my field break?" [Angelo Bascon, FB comment, extract]

"Yes, you can." (RPNGC, FB response, extract)

Time and operation hours of police character checks

The duration of the Character Check is one week for nationals and two weeks for expatriates.

The NCRO is open only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Lodgement of application forms is usually from 9:00am – 12:00pm. 

The collection of character certificate is between 1:00pm and 3:30pm each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Mondays are allocated for the lodgement of police character checks for the purpose of opening bank accounts, studying in PNG, passport application and PMV.

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Employment character check applications

Employment character check applications are done on Tuesdays and Fridays only. Expatriate character checks, visa, firearm, Investment Promotion Authority (IPA), National Airports Corporation (NAC) passes, crime reports, study overseas and port passes are done on Thursdays only.

Nationals and expatriates living overseas must report to their nearest police station in the country they are in and they will collect their required information and send them to the NCRO in Port Moresby. 

Firearm applicants must also attach the notice for sale and disposal form from a licensed gun dealer and the complete Interpol firearm request form to secure a character check certificate.


Source: MEDIA STATEMENT (Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Facebook pageMonday 28th January 2019 [ADAPTED, May 2021]

Papua New Guinea Police Application Form and Recruitment info

Police recruitment in Papua New Guinea has been an ongoing initiative the  Government of Papua New Guinea has put in place. The main purpose of PNG police recruitment is to increase the police force in the country.   

The police department through the Royal Papua New Guinea Police Constabulary (RPNGC) has taken the responsibility to recruit new officers every year. We provide some information on Police Recruitment you should know before applying.


Police Recruitments Eligibility Criteria

Application Form & Requirement: To be eligible for consideration for police recruitment into the RPNGC, you must meet the following eligibility criteria. You must

  • complete Grade  12.
  • be  18 to 23 years old
  • be physically well built.
  • not hold criminal records.
  • have good behaviour records
  • complete Grade 12 in the last two years, and your height must be at least 164 cm and above.
Being a policeman/woman is a higher calling. It is a call to serve the people. It is about respecting the public. 

How to apply to become a policeman or woman

Papua New Guinea Police Recruitment: Applications are open for recruitment twice are year. Usually, calls for recruitment are published in the local newspapers or you can write directly to the headquarters in Port Moresby for the latest application forms.

  1. Write to the Police headquarters for application forms. If the application forms are available in the newspapers, cut out the form.
  2. Fill out the forms and attach two references and all your academic transcripts and certificates. 
  3. Send your applications to the address given below.

Shortlisting and Interview: If you are shortlisted for an interview, the officer in charge of the screening process will notify you either by phone or through print media.

  • First, you will be interviewed
  • Second, you will do an entry  test

If you pass both the interview and the entry test, you will be shortlisted to undergo training at the Bomana Police college for six months.

Check out how to get a police clearance check certificate and the info about the application for PNG Police reservist.

Contact for police application forms, recruitments and queries

The address for the police recruitment is given below. You can use this address to do the following:

  • Request for the latest police application form, 
  • send the complete application forms and documents
  • For applications and general queries. 
Write to

Recruitment  Officer

Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary

Police Headquarters

P O Box  85


Papua New Guinea

You can also call the phone:  322 6100 /321 1222

Tips for successful application Papua New Guinea Police Recruitment

The best way to apply for the PNG Police Recruitment is to get as much info as you can. Once you know what to do, you can do it right the first time. So, call or write to the police HQ or, better still, contact the recruitment officer directly. 

When you deal with recruitment officers (or proxies) DO NOT pay a bribe. This is a community service - the officers are public servants - and they'll help you. 

Attach all the necessary documents. Take your application to your teacher, pastor, policeman, magistrate or senior citizen to check before you make the submission. When you have submitted the application form, follow up immediately. Ask when the selection list is coming out.

Hope this helps you when you are applying for the Papua New Guinea Police Recruitment. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.