Manning signs contract as Police Commissioner

Thursday  14 May 2020

The State of Emergency Controller and Police Commissioner David Manning signed his contract as the Commissioner of Police before Governor General, Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae, at Government House today.

Commissioner Manning was among    seven other heads of departments and agencies, who signed their contracts for a four-year term.

Mr Manning extended his gratitude to   the Marape-Steven Government for having the confidence and giving him the mandate to command the Police force.

“This signing ceremony is a significant event at this point in time. It puts to rest a lot of issues and it gives me the confidence to take on the challenge without any hesitation.

“I want to thank the Marape–Steven Government for having the trust and confidence in me. I have already looked into key priority areas within the police force to improve the policing services to the country,” Mr Manning said.

Mr Manning’s   immediate priority is to ensure the Covid-19 SOE operation nationwide is successfully accomplished and the society adapts to the new normal at the earliest.

The ceremony was witnessed by Secretary of the Department of Personnel Management Ms Taies Sansan and Foreign Affairs Secretary Ms Barbara Age.

Police Commissioner David Manning signing his employment contract before Governor General, Grand Chief, Sir Bob Dadae and Personnel Management Secretary Taies Sansan, at Government House this morning. (Photo courtesy of Government House.)


Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS
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