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Police Recruitment: A Better Way to Recruit and Train Police Officers in PNG

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary has released the long-awaited list of candidates selected for the Police Recruitment Training for various provinces. 

If you have applied for the Police Recruitment 2023 from Morobe, Milne Bay, Western Highlands, Oro, New Ireland, Simbu, Eastern Sepik, Western Sepik, or Manus, it's time to mark your calendars and prepare for the upcoming screening and interview sessions. 

This article will provide you with an update on the dates, venues, and required documents for the screening appointment and interview.

A BETTER WAY TO DO RECRUITMENT & SELECTION: The 2023 Police Recruitment and Selection Process is taking a very long time. Selecting only 560 candidates should NOT take a lot of resources and time as it did! Here is a better way to conduct the application and selection of PNG Police, Defence and CIS. Click here to find out.

Formal Notice: Police Recruitment List 2023/2034 Training

In a formal notice released on 25/05/2023, the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary has announced the shortlisted candidates for the Police Recruitment Training program. 

If your name appears on the shortlist, you must attend the scheduled screening and interview. 

Failure to comply with the requirements and bring the necessary documents may result in disqualification from the recruitment process.

Police Recruitment List 2023/2034 Training Selection List PDF - post courier police recruitment 2023 name list

Screening and Interview Details

1. Morobe Province: Screening Date: 7th June 2023 (Lae Secondary School Hall)

2. Milne Bay Province: Screening Date: 5th June 2023 (Alotau Police Traning Cell)

3. Western Highlands Province: Screening Date: 7th June 2023 (Kimininga Police Barracks)

4. Oro Province: Screening Date: 8th June 2023 (Popondetta Police Traning Cell)

5. New Ireland Province: Screening Date: 12th June 2023 (Kavieng Hotel)

6. Simbu Province: Screening Date: 14th June 2023 (Catholic Dioceses, St Mary, Kundiawa) 

7. Eastern Sepik Province: Screening Date: 16th June 2023 (The Great Hall Kaindi Teachers College)

8. Western Sepik Province: Screening Date: 23rd June 2023 (Vanimo Beach Resort)

9. Manus Province: Screening Date: 19th June 2023 (Sapau House, Lorengau)

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Required Documents

You must bring the following documents to the screening appointment and interview:

1. National Identification Card (ID) or Passport

2. Birth Certificate

3. Academic Certificates (Grade 12 Certificate and/or Tertiary Qualifications)

4. Police Clearance Certificate

5. Two recent passport-sized photographs

6. Medical Report (from a recognized medical practitioner)

7. Any other supporting documents mentioned in the formal notice, see below.

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POST COURIER P59 25/05/2023


If you have been shortlisted for the PNG Police Recruitment Training in the mentioned provinces, it is essential to attend the scheduled screening and interview sessions. 

Ensure that you bring all the required documents as mentioned in the formal notice released on 25/05/2023. 

Failure to comply with these requirements may result in disqualification. Prepare yourself adequately, and best of luck with your selection!

Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

PNG Police Recruitment Selection and Training Updates

PNG Insight saw nearly 50,000 page views on this page during last year's police recruitment drive. The recruiting agent (PNG Job Seek) will have a lot of work to do when shortlisting potential interview candidates.

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

png police recruitment 2024 name list - shortlisted candidates png police recruitment 2023 name list

Want to become a teacher, instead? Here is how to apply to Sacred Heart Teachers College (BOMANA). Email address and all-you-need-to-know to apply as a non-school leaver.

PNG Police Recruitment, what next? 

So, you applied for the PNG Police Recruitment, 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 those 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
  • Stage 2 - You'll be invited for a formal interview
  • Stage 3 - Candidates interview
  • Stage 4 - Candidates informed (shortlisted candidates/name list released)
  • Stage 6 - Medicals, registration & admission
  • Stage 7 - Training commences.
Important: Note that this is not the formal recruitment process for the PNG Police Recruitment. It is the standard recruitment process that many organisations use during recruitment and training. 

How long does police recruitment take?

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

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

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 personnel to add to the manpower during the elections. 

The then Police Minister Bryan Kramer said in 2020 that PNG currently has 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 a 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 an emphasis on long-term training and discipline.

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

New 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-month 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 2024 Recruitment

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 Recruitment is now awaiting the approval of the PNG government.

If you are a non-school leaver wanting to apply to the PNGDF recruitment, click here to get more information about how to apply. You can also see the 2024 notice of application for PNG Fire Service here.

Here is a brief overview of the programme.

PNGDF Military Cadet Programme 2024 Recruitment for 2024 - png defence force application form 2023
PNGDF Commander Major-General Mark Goina (insert)

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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.

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

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 - DHERST

The PNGDF will 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.

How to apply for PNGDF Military Cadet Programme Recruitment?

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 has taken its 2022 recruitment online to ease the process of selection and recruitment.
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 2023/2024 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.



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