PNG Police Recruit for 2023: Screening Dates Set for Other Regions – Update

Six applicants who recently applied for the police recruitment drive for NCD (National Capital District), Central, and Gulf provinces were tested positive for illicit substances last week. Four of them tested positive in the regular recruit program, while the other two who tested positive were selected for the police cadet officer program.

Among the six who tested positive for illicit drugs, four tested positive for marijuana, and the other two tested positive for methamphetamine, commonly known as ice. Surprisingly, one of the applicants who tested positive for drugs was a female.

Deputy Commissioner Clarkson clarified that out of the 213 applicants who underwent medical checks, 26 applicants failed, including the four who tested positive for illicit drugs. However, 24 of them were disqualified on other medical grounds, such as eye tests, neck nodes related to tuberculosis, and pregnancy. As a result, a total of 185 applicants for the regular recruits have advanced to the physical training stage of the recruitment process.

For the cadet officer program, 83 applicants were scheduled for medical checks last week. Deputy Commissioner Clarkson explained that stringent measures have been put in place for academic, physical, and medical tests for the shortlisted applicants.

The Highlands region is scheduled to conduct its screening process from the 8th of May to the 16th of June. The Momase region will conduct its screening process from the 8th of May to the 9th of June, and the NGI (New Guinea Islands) region will conduct theirs from the 8th of May to the 9th of June. As for Milne Bay, Northern South-Fly, and North-Fly, their screening process will take place from the 8th of May to the 2nd of June.

The recent cases of applicants testing positive for illicit substances highlight the need for strict screening processes to ensure that only qualified and suitable candidates are recruited into the police force. The authorities are taking measures to maintain the integrity of the recruitment process by conducting thorough medical, physical, and academic checks. The screening process will continue in different regions as per the scheduled dates, and further updates will be provided as the recruitment drive progresses.

It is important for all applicants to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the recruitment process and refrain from any illegal activities, including drug use.

The police force plays a crucial role in maintaining law and order in the country, and it is essential to have candidates who are physically and mentally fit for the demanding responsibilities of being a police officer.

The authorities are committed to ensuring a fair and transparent recruitment process to select the best candidates who will serve with integrity and uphold the values of the PNG police force.

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