He also handed over K400,000 in equipment to support DVI efforts.
Through this training the Australian Federal Police is investing in the capacity of PNG agencies to respond to the community impact of natural disasters, transport accidents and other events involving loss of life.
The training has significant value to police and law enforcement authorities in assisting in the proper conduct of investigations.
The training, which is taking place through this week, is being delivered by AFP training team members Steve Sargent, Rod Anderson and Mardi Southwell.
This is a return to PNG for all three. They were each involved with the response to the crash of an Airlines PNG aircraft near Kokoda in August 2009.
AFP and RPNGC have worked in close partnership on a number of other DVI responses in recent times, including in the aftermath of the plane crashes on Misima Island in August 2010 and last month’s crash near Madang.
Australia is also working with the PNG government in beginning to rebuild the RPNGC.
The rebuilding focuses on core police functions, with the RPNGC partnering the AFP in key areas. The partnership is designed to increase the RPNGC’s level of service to the community.
Source: Australian High Commission, 21 November