The Management of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, has suspended all recruitment for police, in 2017.
The suspension follows numerous public complaints and accusations of bias and nepotism in the selection process.
This means the applicants selected to undergo further interviews and other formalities will remain pending until further notice.
The suspension is purposely to review the existing recruitment system, criteria, protocols and procedures.
The decision is a directive from the Office of the Police Commissioner, Gari Baki and was issued by acting police commissioner, Raphael Huafolo.
The acting commissioner explained that the decision to cancel all police recruitment for 2017, was a measure the Constabulary is taking to protect its integrity.
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