New Zealand to help train Papua community police

ANTARA News 02/20/08 20:47

Jayapura (ANTARA News) – The New Zealand Police are considering the
possibility of cooperating with the Papua police in carrying out a program to
train community police for Indonesia`s most-eastern province, a Papua police
spokesman said.

To study the possibilty, the New Zealand Police`s manager for international
strategy and policy, Jaquelyn Goodwin, was visiting police stations in Papua
to collect inputs, head of the Papua Police`s public relations unit Sr Com
Agus Riyanto said here Wednesday.

Goodwin, accompanied by an Indonesian police team, had already visited police
offices in Manokwari, and was scheduled to come to police offices in Jayapura
on Thursday (Feb 21), Riyanto said.

At a meeting with Papua Police Chief Insp Gen Max D Aer, Goodwin promised she
would return to Papua in the near future with a concrete comunity police
training program that can be implemented in Papua, he said. (*)

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