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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.

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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? 

How to Apply Online for PNG Police Recruitment 2024 for 2025

In the last PNG Police Recruitment Drive, the police department 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 2024 for 2025 training through the same process.

Update: Click here for the latest updates on Police recruitment, screening and training for the other regions, including Milne Bay, Northern South-Fly, and North-Fly. Police Recruitment 2024 for 2025

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Here is the latest information on PNGDF recruitment for 2024.

PNG Police Recruitment 2024 for 2025

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.

How to Apply for PNG Police TRAINEE Recruit 2024 for 2025

To apply, you must download two forms at the PNG Job Seek website, check this link to download the 2024/2025 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 it 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 2024 for 2025

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 2024

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 2024 for 2025 training.

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. 


Police Recruitment - 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.

Update: Click here for the latest updates on Police recruitment, screening and training for the other regions, including Milne Bay, Northern South-Fly, and North-Fly.

2024-2025 PNG Police recruitment application form

  • Police Trainees and Cadet recruitment, click here for more info.

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 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 future police recruitment.


Police Recruitment Info for New Officers

If you are asking when will be the 2024 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:


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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 for 2024.

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 costs.

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 courthouse 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 for 2024 training.


COST: 4-week political ‘game of thrones’

So, how much does it cost to play a 4-week political ‘game of thrones’ at the expense of taxpayers?
Take a look at this calculation, *estimate figures based on Lawyers and Legal Services Australia :

QC rate = Aust $1000 per hour
Senior Solicitor Large Firm = Aust $500 per hour
*these are estimate figures ONLY.

Take for instance the QC was hired by lawyers representing the police for two days taking into account the time he travelled back and forth. If he billed the police department for 8 hours work, that is AU$8000.000, give or take (PNG K18 286).

If the prime minister’s lawyer works a full 7 hours per day: 1 week would have been 35 hours (5 days x 7 hrs); 4 weeks = 140 hrs (35 hrs/week x 4 weeks)

Billing = $500 x 140 = $70 000 (PNG K160 000)

Again this is a calculation based on estimate figure online. More or less, the numbers gives readers an insight into how much the government spends within 4 weeks on lawyers.

Geoffery Vaki Should Not Compromise the Integrity of Papua New Guinea Constabulary

CHRISTAINS: We heard leaders of main line churches appealing for O’Neill to submit to police request. Thank God and pioneer missionaries, PNG have established churches and strong leaders who have the wisdom to correct and suggest to political leaders what to do. Listen to the words of men of God.

POLICE: The police hierarchy had been thrown in disarray with by one man, Peter O’Neill.  Is it not too late for Vaki to fix this vital institution? He may be defeated at the District Court but he it is not late for Vaki to make the right call. Both National and District Courts have given Geoffrey Vaki’s no option but to arrest O’Neill. This must be done urgently.

Vaki is rendered to nothing but useless in Peter O’Neill’s eyes if not for the policemen protecting the PM.  Section of police who took Vaki’s commands are his last baton of hope. We hear the Police Association giving strong signal to politicians (like PO and the Housing Minister) who called police ‘rogue cops’ to shut up.

Court has made it clear that the men who are at the forefront of this political turmoil caused by the PM are not rogue officers. Their reputations, experiences and dedication to the force are exemplary.  

Mr Geoffrey Vaki can restore pride and comradeship in the police force. He needs to take a step out of PO’s shadow and listen to what courts, church leaders, senior citizens, students and public are saying about PO’s actions.

REASSURANCE: Two things the Police Commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki, should take note.

1.      Police have what’s called the ‘Institution Muscle’. When commenting on this Political plots and strategies to protect one man the Police Association general secretary used this phrase -  it seems  police can use avenues to addressing administrative matters within the force if/when it is necessary. Here, he is implying that the police commissioner has to do what is best to protect the integrity of the Police Force. Anything seems contrary can result in the police union taking a tough stand against it!


2.      Task Force Sweep was reinstated. The investigation, its finding (Sam Koim and Miviri’s affidavits) and Warrant of Arrest of Peter O’Neill is valid and current.

PO had his chance to fight the WoA. He has made his case. It took 3 weeks.  All along he created factions within the police police, he disbanded TSF, he dismissed Sam Koim, he (through Vaki) suspended Eluh and Kauba.

Vaki’s right call: Now that TSF is reinstated, Vaki must lift the suspension on Koim, Miviri, Kauba and Eluh. His hands are already dirty. Let these men carry on from where they left: Arrest Peter O’Neill and bring him in for questioning.


New police commissioner is fast losing trust, a dangerous trend within the force.

TACTICIAN AT WORK AGAIN: In a matter of few hours after the Court handed down its decision Garry Vaki is confirmed new Police Commissioner – not acting anymore. Every policeman and woman regardless of who they are or how long they serve in police force must now comply with his instruction. He is THE Police Commissioner appointed by O’Neill/NEC to serve the government.
Post Courier puts it nicely: What suspended assistant police commissioner Thomas Eluh and Simon Kauba have investigated including disbanded Taskforce Sweep is under threat of being swept under the carpet. […]. If this happens (which is unlikely) those who want to see Rule of Law takes its course are shunned.
Refraining from submitting to police request for questioning is a clear example of ‘when you fight corruption, it fights back. The prime minister has every government resource at his disposal (including money) to ‘fight to the last breath’ - no doubt. As long as he remains in PM’s seat he can tactfully fight the system and for as long as he wants.
Peter O’Neill knew that the only way to get him is through the office of Police Commissioner. So, is O’Neill putting Vaki in this strategic position to squash the WoA on him? No, not yet. Is the Rule of Law politically compromised? Yes. Vaki’s appointment came at a desperate time.
Peter O’Neill said he will go for questioning if the police ask him AGAIN as reported in the Post Courier. He will go in, but (if he does) this time with his main man on the inside. What happened in Court is happening again where we see all parties (PO Lawyer, QC Police Lawyer), Paraka Lawyer) ALL fought for one man, O’Neill. This is a blatant use of resource against the system by very people who are supposed to protect and nourish it.
O’Neill’s team lost and justice is once again delayed. The same tactic is applied within the police force. Like the Court, sections/divisions within the police force are impartial. Will Gari Vaki dismiss, enforce or shelf the WoA? Every eye on the land is anticipating his move, including his peers’.
GARRY VAKI WILL NOT DISMISS THE WoA: He has to differentiate between his duty to the Constabulary and those to the government. Unlike every ordinary citizen Vaki is a policeman, vowed to uphold and ENFORCE the Law without fear or favour. To uphold the Law means protecting it from external or political interference. Enforcing the law is to execute police commissioner’s roles diligently. Garry Vaki has to protect the integrity of police commissioner and the police force – that’s his number one duty. Serving the prime minister – in this case - is second.
In fact, Vaki’s reasonings are far weaker against strong evidence presented by TFS and suspended officers Sam Koim, Thomas Eluh and Simon Kauba. Any attempt to counter-argue or find fault in issuance of warrant of arrest on O’Neill will not hold water.
Mr Eluh was right when he said the rule of law is at stake. Cancelling the warrant will set a bad precedence as far enforcing the ‘Rule of Law’ is concerned.
In retrospect if Mr Vaki wishes to refrain from arresting Peter O’Neill and charge him, he MUST state why. Failure to do so will undermine judgment of the 3 law enforcing bodies (TFS, Police and Chief Magistrate); and, if he states his reasons convincingly he may restore some integrity and loyalty within the police hierarchy.  
Having said that if 3 separate bodies within the Law Enforcers saw strong evidence to call the prime minister in for questioning, who is Garry Vaki to dispute it and how convening can he be?
EARN LOYALTY or DEMAND LOYALTY: His deputy police commissioners and high ranking officers are not going to take his decision at face value as demonstrated by the suspended Assistant Police Commissioner Thomas Eluh. There are questions about his appointment not only from within, but also from the Ombudsmen Commission. He cannot demand that every police personal are loyal to his commands. He has to earn by doing the right thing.
Every action and decision at this stage will not go unnoticed. The Wheels of Justice has Turned [Sam Koim]. Who in his protest of innocence can stop it?
TOK PIKSA: How a Moran Choked Wild Pigs
A hunter on his hunting trip went straight into a trap. It wasn’t an ordinary trap. A large snake ‘the Moran’ - hoping to catch Wild Pigs in their tracks - caught the hunter.
REACTION: any wild pig would have squealed, oinked and wrestled with the snake until it can fight no more. But the expert hunter did the opposite. He didn’t make a noise or move one bit. He held his breath and played dead.
The Moran’s strong muscles contracted and with every tight grip the hunter’s bones snapped. In fact, it was NOT the hunter’s bones that broke but his bow and arrows.
Satisfied that the hunter was dead, the Moran went to the nearest creek to wet his mouth only to reappear and realise his prized catch was gone.
Here are the characters: Moran, Wild Pigs, Hunter
MORAL: The harder one fights the evidence the harder it fastens around him. It suffocates him and it defeats him.



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