Pacific Faculty of Policing - May news

Papua New Guinea Officer Cadet Program

A busy month for AIPM's Pacific Faculty of Policing.  This month the team were in Papua New Guinea and Fiji

Papua New Guinea Officer Cadet Program

Head of Faculty, Mark Trim and Visiting Fellows, Sharee Cumming from QPS and Matt Heysmand from NSW Police, were at Bomana Police College, Port Moresby with 63 prospective Commissioned Officers in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) Officer Cadet Program. The AIPM team introduced the cadets to concepts such as leadership principles, self-awareness and reflection, productive conversations and decision-making.

The three year program commenced in 1997 of which RPNGC Commissioner David Manning is a graduate. This group consists of 10 serving police and 53 direct entry cadets from provinces across Papua New Guinea whose prior experience and expertise include university students, teachers, scientists, engineers, mechanics and logistics coordination.

By working through leadership challenges, this program builds a higher level of understanding in leadership capability to manage and/or influence self and others. The RPNGC Officer Cadet Program participants are about to commence two-week work placements with the Queensland Police Service in Cairns and Townsville before travelling to Manly for a further 5 day leadership intensive then returning to Bomana Police College to continue their development.

Fiji Police Force Inspectors Qualifying Workshop

The AIPM Pacific Faculty of Policing and Visiting Fellows were invited by Fiji Police Force to facilitate on Inspectors Qualifying Workshops in Nadi and Suva. Whilst offering leadership development opportunities for those engaging in policing and public safety operational, organisational and cultural change, this program is also designed to encourage participants to look at the challenges faced with a different lens and be aware of their own influence and impact in the workplace.

This program aligns with the Pacific Policing (PPTAG) Leadership Framework:

PPTAG Leadership Framework