badges



Royal Papua and New Guinea Constabulary
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The Insignias

German  New Guinea Company Polizeitruppe






Large cockade as word by the  German New Guinea Company  Neuguinea Polizei



New Guinea Company Polizeitruppe 1899
   New Guinea Company Polizeitruppe 
1899  wearing dark red sarongs with with a

single large ammunition pouch at the front. They wear the old dark brown peaked cap with large imperial cockades on the front







Australian Naval and Military Expedition

AN&ME

1914-1921

 


Garrison Military Police

  The Australian Naval and Military Expedition AN&ME , Governed the area of New Guinea know as Keizer William land from 1914- 1921 1

Australia placed the territory under a military administration, which lasted until 1921. Little changed, however, during this period regarding methods of administration and attitudes towards the environment and indigenous people. The administration retained the bulk of German laws and most German officials and planters kept their jobs.

 






British New Guinea  Armed Constabulary










 

1890.

VICTORIA.

BRITISH NEW GUINEA.

ANNUAL REPORT...

By

HER MAJESTY'S ADMINISTRATOR OF THE GOVERNMENT,

FROM

1ST JULY, 1889, TO 30TH JUNE, 1890;



10. ORDINANCE No. I. of 1890 provides for an Armed Constabulary. The number of the force must not exceed that fixed by the Legislative Council from time to time by resolution. Salaries and allowances to members of the force are subject to confirmation by the same Council. The Administrator in Council may make Rules and Regulations for the government and discipline of the force. These have to be laid before the Legislative Council, and are subject to disallowance by Her )fajesty. Members of the force are bound to perform within the Possession all the duties and functions that police officers aml consta,bles in the Colony of Queensland are as such bound to perform in that colony. rrhey are also to execute any process and serve any summons or warrant sent to them for that purpose by any Court of the Possession. The members of the force have in the discharge of their duty the protection and indemnities secured to any constable or police officer in Queensland by the law of that colony. If the numbers of the force are not tilled up hy voluntary engagement, natives of the Possession of sound bodily constitution, between seventeen and forty years of age, and unmarried, are liable to be enrolled. :Members of the force are enrolled for not more than three years nor less than· one year. The Ordinance deals also with desertion, breaches of discipline, and prescribes how offences are to be tried.



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New Guinea Police Force : 1921-1945



 

PART II.-COMPOSITION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE :FORCE.
(l.) The Force, which shall be known as the New Guinea Police Force, shall, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance and the Regulations thereunder, consist of a Superintendent of Police and such other commissioned officers, warrant officers, sub-officers, European Constables, non-commissioned officers and constables as are appointed under this Ordinance.
(2.) The Force shall be divided into Branches as follows:
(a) European Constabulary;
(b) Auxiliary European Constabulary;
(ba) Special Reserve Eu!opean Constabulary;
(c) Native Constabulary.
(POLICE FORCE ORDINANOE 1930-1940)

 

 

 











 
 


 

 

 

The Royal Papuan  Constabulary hat badge as worn by superintendent John Spillard Grimshaw 1950

 






 

 POLICE FORCE REGULATIONS.(l)
PART I.-PRELIMINARY.


1. These Regulations may be cited as the Police Force Regulations. (1) Short title.
(1) The Police Force Regulations (made under the Police Force Ordinance 1930·1940) comprise the original Policee Force Regulations, 8S amended by the other Regulations referred to in the following Table:
REGULATIONS MADE BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.
Description and number and year (if any).
Police Force Regulations
Amending Regulation (1935, • No. 9)
Amendi.ng Regulations (1986, No. 25) Amending Regulations (1937, No. 1) Amending Regulations (1987, No. 10) Amending Regulation (1937, No. 16) Amending Regulation (1937, No. 24) Amending Regulation (1938, No. 2) Amending Regulations (1939, No. 13) Amending RegUlation (1940, No. 8) Amending Regulations (1940, No. 10) Amending Regulations (1940, No. 13)
Date on which made by Administrator.
Date on which published in N.G. Gaz.
Date on which took effect.
--~~----18.12.1931 19.12.1931 "Forthwith"<a) (N.G. Gaz. of 19.12.1931) 22.12.1931 24.12.1931 "Forthwith"<a) (N.G. Gaz. of 24.12.1931) 4.11.1932 15.11.1932 15.11.1932 (N.G. Gaz. of 15.11.1932) 21. 2 .1933 15.3.1933 The whole, except Secs. 3 and 6, "Forthwith"<a) (N.G. Gaz. of 15.3.1933); Sec. 3 on 1.1.1933 (Sec. 3(2) of Amending Regulations gazetted on 15.3.1933); Sec. 6 on 19.12.1931 (Sec. 6(2) of Amending RegUlations gazetted on 15.3.1933) 29.12.1933 30.12.1933 "Forthwith"<a) (N.G. Gaz. of 30.12.1933) 3.12.1934 10.12.1934 10.12.1934 (N.G. Guz. of 10.12.1934) 21.6.1935 29.6.1935 23.8.1934 (Reg. 1(2) of Amending Regulation gazetted on 29.6.1935) 9.9.1936 15.9.1936 15.9.1936 (N.G. Gaz. of 15.9.1936) 13.1.1937 15.1.1937 15.1.1937 (N.G. Gaz. of 15.1.1937) 5.4.1937 6.4.1937 6.4.1937 (N.G. Gaz. of 6.4.1937) 4.8.1937 14.8.1937 14.8.1937 (N.G. Gaz. of 14.8.1937) 10.12.1937 15.12.19:37 29.5.1937 (N.G. Gaz. of 15.12.1937) 26.3.1938 31.3.1938 31.3.1938 (N.G. Gaz. of 31. 3 .1938) 22.9.1939 4.10.1939 4.10.1939 (N.G. Guz. of 4.10.1939) 8.4.1940 15.4.1940 15.4.1940 (N.G. Gaz. of 15.4.1940) 13.5.1940 22.5.1940 22.5.1940 (N.G. Gaz. of 22.5.1940) 20.6.1940 29.6.1940 29.6.1940 (N.G. Gaz. of 29.6.1940)
.(a) Each of the sets of Regulations to which this note (a) applies stated in their respective ~ntroductory parts that they were "to come into operation forthwith." At the relevant dates III 1931·1933 Section 53 of the Polwe Force Ordinance 1930-1940 (under which each of these sets of Regulations were made) provided that "Regulations made under this. section shall-Ca) be puhlished in the New Guinea, Gazette: and (b) take effect from the date of publication. or from a date specified therein." At the relevant dates in 1931·1933 there was no oth~r Ordinance or regulation of general application providing for the publication of regulatIOns, the date on which they were to take effect, or the meaning of "forthwith."
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Parts.
Ad. by 1939, No. 13, r. 1.
Repeal.
Definitions.
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2. These Regulations are divided into Parts, as follows:-+- . Part I.-Preliminary.
Part Il.-Administration and Organization of the Force.
Part IlL-European Constabulary. Division I.-Administration, Organization, and GeneraL Division 2.-Uniform and Equipment. Division 3.-Pay and Allowances. Division 4.-Medical Services. Division 5.-Quarters. Division 6.-Investigation and Punishment of Offences.
Part IV.-Auxiliary European Constabulary.
Part IV A.-Special Reserve European Constabulary.
Part V.-Native Constabulary. Division I.-Enrolment, Re-engagement, and Promotion. Division 2.-Establishment and Organization. Division 3.-Uniform, Clothing, -Equipment, and Rations. ·Division 4.-Pay, Allowances, Pensions, Medals, Leave, and Medical Services. Division 5.-Discipline. ..
3. All regulations which und-er the provisions of sub-section (1.) of section 3 of the Police .Force Ordinance 1930-1931(2) are deemed to have been made under that Ordinance are repealed.
4.-(1.) In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears"Officer-in-charge" means the officer-in-charge of a Police District under these. Regulations ; "Police District" means a division of the 'Territory named and defined in the First Schedule to these Regulations; "The Ordinance" means the Police Force Ordinance 19301931, (2) as amended from time to time.
(2.) Any reference in these Regulations to a Schedule shall be read as a reference to a Schedule to these Regulations.
------------~--------.----------(2) Now the Police Force Ordinance 1930-1940.
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5.-(1.) All commissioned officers and all warrant officers of the Force shall acquaint themselves .with the provisions of the Ordinance and thes~ Regulations.
(2.) Officers-in-charge shall keep a copy of the Ordinance and these Regulations available for members of the Force under their command.
PART II.-ADMINIS'l'RATION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE FORCE.
6. The Territory shall be divided into the Police Districts named and defined in the First Schedule.
7.-(1.) In a Police District other than the Rabaul Police District, and the Wau Police District, the senior commissioned officer of the Force stationed in the Police District shall be the officer-in-charge of the Police District.
Officers of the Force to be acquainted with Ordinance and Regulations.
Police Districts. Am. by Regs gazetted on 24.12.1934, r. 1.
Officer-in·charge. Sub.reg. (1) am. by Regs gazetted on 10.12.1934, r.1.
(2.) The Administrator may, by notice in the New Gtlinea Gazette,. Sub.reg. (2) appoint a commissioned officer of the Force to be the officer-in-charge ~~;e~re~~~s of the Rabaul Police District, and the Wau Police District, respectively. 10.12.1934, r; 1._
8. Subject to the Ordinance and these Regulations and to the control and authority of the Administrator, the Superintendent of Police shall have the government, superintendence, and control of the Force and all members of .the Force.
9. Subject to the Ordinance and these Regulations and to the control and authority of the Superintendent of Police, the officer-incharge shall be charged with the superintendence and control of the members of all Branches of the Force stationed in the Police District of which he is officer-in-charge:
Provided that the officer-in-charge of the Rabaul Police District, or the Wau Police District, shall not exercise superintendence or control over commissioned officers of the Auxiliary European Constabulary stationed in the Police District of which he is officer-incharge other than those placed under his superintendence and control 'by the Superintendent of Police.
Authority of Superintendent of Police.
Authority of officer· in-charge of Police District.
Proviso am. by Regs gazetted on 10.12.1934, r.2.
10. The ranks of the commissioned officers of the Force and, Ranks of subject to these Regulations, the order of their precedence and ~ffi,::::;.~~sioned seniority, shall be as follows:(a) The Superintendent of Police. (b) Senior Inspector. (c) Inspector. (d) Sub-Inspector. (e) Assistant Sub-Inspector.
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Power to appoint to commissioned rank.
Seniority of Branches. Sub-reg. (1) am. by Regs gazetted on 24.12.1931, r.2 and by 1939, No. 13, r. 2.
Sub-reg. (2) am. by Regs gazetted on 24.12.1931, r. 2 and.bY 193~ No. 13, r.2.
Sub·reg. (4) ad. by 1939, No. 13, r. 2.
Command by officers of Branch over officers of another Branch.
Sub·reg. (2) am. by Regs gazetted on 10.12.1934, r. 3 and by 1939, No. 13, r. 3.
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11.-(1.) Subject to the Ordinance, the Administrator may appoint any person to hold a commi;;sioned rank set out in the last preceding regulation.
(2.) Every such appointment shall be notified in the New Guinea Gazette.
12.-(1.) Commissioned officers of the Auxiliary European Constabulary shall be senior to commissioned officers of the European Constabulary holding the same rank, and commissioned officers of th!' Special Reserve European Constabulary shall be junior to commissioned officers of the European Constabulary holding the same rank.
(2.) Warrant officers of the European Constabulary shall be senior to warrant officers of the Auxiliary European Constabulary holding the same rank, and warrant officers of the Special Reserve European Constabulary shall be junior to warrant officers of the Auxiliary European Constabulary holding the same rank.
(3.) Subject to the Ordinance and these Regulations, commissioned officers and warrant officers of the European Constabulary and of the Auxiliary European Constabulary shall have command over noncommi·ssioned officers and constables of the Native Constabulary.
( 4.) Commissioned officers, warrant officers, sub-officers, and European constables of the Special Reserve European Constabulary shall not have command over non-commissioned officers and constables of the Native Constabulary, unless directed to exercise such command by the Superintendent of Police or an officer-in-charge.
13.-(1.) Except as provided in these Regulations, rank in a Branch of the Force shall not entitle a commissioned officer or warrant officer of that Branch to command of any kind over commissioned officers or warrant officers of another Branch of the Force.
(2.) The Superintendent of Police or the officer-in-charge of a Police District other than the Rabaul Police District and the Wau Police District may place commissioned officers or warrant officers of' a Branch of the Force under the command of a senior commissioned officer or warrant officer of another Branch of the Force, and may place sub-officers and European constables of the Special Reserve European Constabulary under the command of a commissioned officer or warrant officer of another Branch of the Force.
(3.) Subject to any instruction issued by the Superintendent of Police and in force for the time being, Senior Inspectors and Inspectors of the Auxiliary European Constabulary shall be entitled to exercise command over and give instructions to warrant officers of the European Constabulary.
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14.-(1.) The Director of District Services and N a ti ve Affairs, the Assistant Director Department of District Services and Native Affairs, and all District Officers, by virtue of their office and while holding their office, shall be Senior Inspectors of the Auxiliary European Constabulary. .
(2.) Acting District Officers, Assistant District Officers, and Assistant District Inspectors, by virtue of their office and while holding their office, shall be Inspectors of the Auxiliary European Constabulary. (3.) Acting Assistant District Officers, by virtue of their office and while holg.ing their office, shall be Sub-Inspectors of the Auxiliary European Constabulary. . ( 4.) Patrol Officers, by virtue of their office and while holding their office, shall be Assistant Sub-Inspectors of the Auxiliary European Constabulary. .
15. The Administrator or the Superintendent of Police may direct that a member of the Auxiliary European Constabulary shall not exercise command over any member of the Force except those specially placed under his command.
16.-(1.) The following shall be the order of seniority of Senior Jnspectors of the Auxiliary European Constabulary in that Branch:(a) The Director of District Services and Native Affairs. (aa) The Assistant Director, Department of District Services and Native Affairs. (b) District Officers, according to their seniorIty in the Public Service of the Territory. (c) S~nior Inspectors of the Auxiliary European Constabulary other than those shown in paragraphs (a), (aa) and (b) of this sub-regulation, according to the date of appointment to that rank.
(2.) Each Inspector of the Auxiliary European Constabulary shall take seniority in that Branch according to the date of his appointment to an office in the Public Service of the Territory carrying with it under these Regulations the rank of Inspector of the Auxiliary European ·Constabulary or of his appointment as an Inspector of the Auxiliary European Constabulary, as the case may be. (3.) Each Sub-Inspector of the Auxiliary European C.onstabulary shall take seniority in that Branch according to the date of his appointment to an office in the Public Service of the Territory carrying 'With it under these Regulations the rank of Sub-Inspector of the AuxiliaI'Y European Constabulary or of his appointment as a SubInsp~ctor of th~ Auxili!J.ry European Constabulary, as the case may be.
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Ex officio rank in A.uxiliary European Constabufary. Sub-reg. (1) am. by 1937, No. 1, r. 1.
Limitation of command in certain cases.
B ranch seniority of officers of Auxiliary European Constabulary. Sub-I'eg. (1) am. by 1937, No.1,r.2.
B ranch seniority . of officers and warrant officers of European Constabulary.
Branch seniority of commissioned officers and warrant officers of Special Reserve European Constabulary. Ad. by 1939, No. 13, r. 4.
Status of warrant officers.
Ranks of warrant officers. Am. by Regs gazetted on 15.3.1933, r.1, and by 1936, No. 25, r. 1.
Branch seniority of warrant officer of Auxiliary European Constahula ry.
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( 4.) Each Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Auxiliary European Constabulary shall take seniority in that Branch according to the date of his appointment to an office in the Public Service of the Territory carrying with it under these Regulations the rank of Assistant Sub~ Inspector of the Auxiliary European Constabulary or of his appointment as an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Auxiliary European Constabulary, as the case may be. (5.) . Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, officers of the Public Service of the Territory holding commissioned rank in the Force under section 25 of the Ordinance shall take seniority with one another in their rank in the Force according to their seniority in the Public Service of the Territory.
17. Subject to these Regulations, each commissioned officer and each warrant officer of the European Constabulary shall take seniority in that Branch in his rank according to the date of his appointment to that rank, and when the appointments of two or more commissioned officers or warra:Iit officers to the same rank are of the same date, their Branch seniority shall be regulated by the dates of their appointments immediately previous or, in the case of first appointments, by the order in which their names appear in the New Guinea Gazette.
17 A. Subject to these Regulations, each commissioned officer and each warrant officer of the Special Reserve European Constabulary shall take seniority in that Branch in his rank according to the date of his appointment to that rank, and when the appointments of two or more commissioned officers or warrant officers to the same rank are of the same date, their Branch seniority shall be regulated by the dates of their appointments immediately previous or, in the case of first appointments, by the order in which their names appear in the New Guinea Gazette.
18. The status of a warrant officer shall be inferior to that of every commissioned officer but superior to that of every non-commissioned officer and constable.
19. The ranks of the warrant officers of the Force and, subject to these Regulations, the order of their precedence and seniority, shall be as follows :(a ) Warrant Officer First Class. (b ) Warrant Officer Second Class. (c) Cadet.
20. Each Warrant Officer First Class and each Warrant Officer Second Class of the Auxiliary European Constabulary shall in thqt Branch take seniority in his rank according to the date of his appointment to that rank, and when the appointments. of two or more warrant
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officers of the same rank are of the same date, their Branch seniority shall be regulated by the dates of their appointments immediately previous or, in the case of first appointments, by the order in which their names appear in the New Guinea Gazette.
21. Each Cadet shall take Branch seniority in his rank according to the date of his appointment to that rank, and when the appointments of two or more Cadets are of the same date, their Branch seniority shall be regulated by the dates of their appointments immediately previous or, in the case of first appointments, by the order in which their names appear in the New Guinea Gazette.
22. A Warrant Officer First Class or a Warrant Officer Second Class of the European Constabulary, the Auxiliary European Constabulary, or the Special Reserve European Constabulary, shall not at any time have command or authority over a Cadet of the Auxiliary European Constabulary.
23.-(1.) Subject uo the Ordinance, the Administrator may appoint any person to hold a warrant rank set out in regulation 19 of these Regulations.
(2.) Every such appointment shall be notified in the New Guinea Gazette.
Branch seniority of Oadets.
Warrant officers not to command· Oadets. Am. by Reg$ gazetted on 15.3.1933, r. 2, and by 1936, No. 2;;, r. 2, and 1939, No. 13, r. 5.
Appointment to warrant rank.
23A.-(1.) The ranks of members of the Special Reserve European Ranks and status of Constabulary, other than commissioned officers and warrant officers, sub-officers and and, subject to these Regulations, the order of their precedence and ~o~~i~i~. seniority, shall be as follows :- R-.23A ad. by 1939, No. 13, r.6. (a) (b) (c) (d) European ~ergeant. Senior Constable. First Constable. European Constable.
(2.) European sergeants, senior constables, and first constables shall be sub-officers of the Special Reserve European Constabulary.
(3.) The status of members of the Special Reserve European Constabulary, other than commissioned officers and warrant officers, shall be inferior to that of commissioned officers and warrant officers of the Force but superior to that of members of the Native Constabulary.
( 4.) The Administrator may promote a European constable to sub-officer rank and may promote a sub-officer to a higher grade of sub-officer rank. .
(5.) Each sub-officer shall take seniority in the Special Reserve
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Status and rllnks of non· commissioned officers. Sub.reg. (1) am. by 1939, 1'10.13, r. 7.
Authority in cases of I'mergen~r·
Power of Administrator to fix Branch f;eniority.
Organization.
Petlnition. , . .
;Members between 55 IInd 60 years of age entitled or may be clIlled U POll {o retire.
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European Constabulary in his rank according to the date of his appointment to Jhat rank or as fixed by the Administrator.
24.-(1.) The status of a non·commissioned officer shall be inferior to that of every commissioned officer, warrant officer, European sergeant, senior constable, first constable, or European constable but superior to that of every constable. (2.) The ranks of the non-commissioned officers of the Force and the order of their precedence and seniority shall be as follows:(a) Sergeant Major First Class. (b) Sergeant Major Second Class. (c) Sergeant. (d) CorporaL ( e ) Lance CorporaL
25. Notwithstanding the provisions of these Regulations, whenever it is necessary for the preservation of discipline in the Force or in the C;ise of an emergency which in his opinion makes such action necessary, the senior commissioned officer or (in the absence of a commissioned offl.(jer) the senior warrant officer present may exercise the full authority of his rank over any member of the Force.
26. Notwithstanding anything in these Regulations, the Adminis· trator may, by notice in the New Guinea Gazette, fix the Branch seniority in his rank of any commissioned officer or warrant officer of the Force.
27.-(1.) The organization of the Force shall be as follows:(a) Police Headquarters. (b) Police Districts.
(2.) Police Headquarters shall consist of the Superintendent of Police and such members of the Force as he may from time to time appoint, and such members shall be under the direct control of the Superintendent of Police or a commissioned. officer of the Force .appointed by him.
PART IlL-EuROPEAN CONSTABULARY.
.28. In this Part, unless the contrary intention appears"Member" means a member of the European Constabulary.
Division 1.-Admint~stmtion, Organization, and General.
29.-(1.) The Superintendent of Police shall furnish to the Administrator through the Government Secretary, in the month of April in each year, a return of members who have attained the age of fifty-five years or over, together with a report in each case as to
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whether the member is able and willing to continue to perform his duties. (2.) Subject to the Ordinance, every member having attained the age of fifty-five years or having completed twenty years of service shall be entitled to retire from the Force if he desires to do so, but, subject to this regulation, he may continue in the Force until he attain~ the age of sixty years. , (3.) If a member continues in the Force after he has attained the age of fifty-five years, he may at any time before he attains the age of sixty years be called upon by the Administrator to retire from the Force, and the member so call~d upon to retire shall retire accordingly.
30. Every member shall retire on attaining the age of sixty years.
31.-(1.) . The Superintendent of Police may direct any member to perform temporarily the duties <;If any rank and may appoint such member to have acting rank accordingly.
(2.) When a member is directed under this regulation to perform the duties of a rank lower than his permanent rank, he shall not suffer any reduction in payor any loss of status or rank. (3.) Where a member- under this regulation performs to the satisfaction of the Administrator the duties of a rank higher than his permanent rank, he may. be paid an allowance to raise his pay to the minimum pay of the higher rank for all time temporarily served (eontinuously or in broken periods of not less than one day) in that rank in excess of six weeks in eaeh period of twelve months: Provided that a seeond period of six weeks without payment of allowance shall not be required to be worked so long as the service in the higher rank is continuous: Provided further that where a. member performs the duties of more than one higher rank service in any sueh rank shall be counted in the computation of the prescribed period of six weeks to be served before the allowance under this regulation is payable.
Members attaining age of 60 years to retire.
Temporary performance of duties and appointment to acting rank. R. 31 sub. by 1937, No. 10, r. 1.
Sub-reg. (2) am. by 1937, No. 16, r. 1.
32. In the filling. of vacancies in the European Constabulary by Promotion. promotion, regard shall be had to the relative efficiency of members for the discharge of the duties of the vacant rank, and in the event of equality of efficiency of two or more members then to the seniority of those members.
33.-(1.) Every member shall obey promptly all instructions given Subordination. to him by the commissioned officer or warrant officer under whose immediate control or supervision he is placed.
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Performance of duties.
Public ~ eomment on administration.
Information not to he given.
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(2.) If any member has ground for complaint arising out of any instruction received by him, or· from any other cause he may appeal in regard thereto through his immediate superior officer to the officer-incharge of the Police District in which he is stationed, who shall deal with the appeal and advise the member of his decision.
(3.) If the member is dissatisfied with the decision of the officerin-charge, he may appeal through that officer to the Superintendent of Police, who shall deal with the appeal and advise the member of his decision. (4.) If a member is dissatisfied with the decision of the Superintendimt of Police, he may appeal throug,h that officer to the Administrator. (5.) Notwithstanding the provisions of this regulation, a member shall as far as possible carry out any lawful instruction given to him until it is countermanded by competent authority.
(6.) Any member may at any time, in the manner prescribed or, if no manner has been prescribed, in the manner directed by the Superintendent of Police, make representation, upon any matter affecting him, to the Superintendent of Police or to the Administrator, and a commissioned officer or warrant officer of the Force shall not refuse or neglect to forward the representation to the Administrator. (7.) Notwithstanding the provisions of this regulation, a member stationed at Police Headquarters may appeal or make representation direct to the Superintendent of Police.
34. Every member shall
(a) promptly and correctly carry out all his duties;
(b) behave at all times with courtesy to the public; and
(c) in due coUrse and at proper times comply with and give effect to all enactments, regulations, and authoritative instructions made or issued for his guidance in the performance of his duties.
35. A member shall not
(a) publicly comment upon any administrative action or upon the administration of the Force or of any department of the Administration; or
(b) use for any purpose other than the discharge of his duties, information gained by or conveyed to him through his connexion with the Force.
36. Except in the course of his duty, no member shall give, directly or indirectly, information concerning police matters or any matters of which he has knowledge officially.
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37. A member. shall 'not solicit or accept gifts or presents from any member of the public concerned directly or indirectly with any matter connected with the duties of the member.
38. A member shall not demand or, except with the approval in writing of the Administrator, receive for his own use any fee, reward, gratuity, or remuneration of any kind whatsoever, other than his pay and allowances, for services performed by him, either when on or off duty, in co;nneximl with the Force.
39. A member shall not seek the influence or interest of any person in order to obtain promotion, transfer, or other advantage, or supply to another member, for use for any such purpose, certificates or testimonials relating to official capacity or performance of official duties: Provided that this regulation shall not apply to any form of Police Discharge approved by the Administrator and issued and signed by any commissioned officer of the Force authorized by him.
40. Every member shall be held responsible for the careful use and preservation of all Administration property in his charge or possession.
41. Any monetary transaction between members or between mem' bel's and officers of the Public Service of the Territory either as principals or agents, whereby any interest or other return in money or kind is charged or paid, or money is borrowed by senior members from their subordinates, is forbidden.
42. The hours of duty of members shall be determined from time to time by the Superintendent of Police, and members shall, whenever required after the determined hours of duty, perform duty' whenever necessary to meet the exigencies of the Force: Provided (3) that the Superintendent of Police may grant to any member not more than ten days' local leave in anyone year instead of the public holidays upon which the member has been required to perform duty.
43. The Administrator may direct any member of the European Oonstabulary to perform any function or duty in connexion with the administration of the Territory in addition to the police duties of the member, and any member so directed shall perform the function or duty.
44. Every commissioned officer or warrant officer of the European Oonstabulary directed to do so by the Superintendent of Police shall keep a journal showing daily the duties carried out by him, and shall
(3) See Regulation 2 of the Amendment of Police Force RegulatJ;,ons, printed on 1' .. 4058.
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Solicitation or acceptance of gifts.
Fees, rewards, and gratuities.
Outside influence,
Care of Administration property.
Borrowing or lending money,
Hours of duty.
Proviso sub. by Regs gazetted on 30.12.1933, r. 1.
Power of Administrator to direct member to perform other than police duties.
Journals to be kept by officers.
Record of commencement &c., of duty.
Allotted duty to be performed except in case _ of emergency.
Duty to report irregular attendance.
Absence without leave.
Transfer of member.
Member not to engage in business.
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produce the journal or furnish a copy of any part thereof when called upon to do so by the Superintendent of Police or by the officer-incharge of the Police District in which the commissioned officer or warrant officer is stationed.
45. Every warrant officer of the European Constabulary other than an officer exempted by the Superintendent of Police or an officer required to keep a journal under the last preceding regulation shall enter daily in a book or other approved means of record to be provided for the purpose the time of commencement and termination of his duty.
46. A member shall not, without the express permission of his' superior, absent himself from any duty which has been allotted to him unless circumstances of a police nature arise which the member reasonably believes justify him in doing so.
47. If any warrant officer of the European Constabulary is irregular in reporting for duty or absents himself, without leave, from duty, the circumstances shall be reported by his immediate superior to the officer-in-charge of the Police District in which the warrant officer is stationed.
48.-(1.) A member shall not be absent from duty or from his Police District without authorized leave, unless reasonable cause is shown.
(2.) If any member is prevented by illness or other emergency from reporting for duty or performing such duty as has been allotted to him, he shall as soon as possible report the circumstances to the officer-in-charge of the Police District in which he is stationed and furnish any further particulars which the officer-in-charge considers necessary. (3.) Without prejudice to any other action that may be taken for a breach of the Ordinance or these Regulations, where the absence of a member has not been sanctioned, he shall not receive pay for the period of his absence.
49. The Superintendent of Police may transfer a member from one Police District to another Police District, or from Police Headquarters to a Police District, or from a Police District to Police Headquarters.
50.~(1.) Except with the express permission of the Administrator, which permission may at any time be withdrawn, a member shall not
(a) accept or continue to hold an office in or under any Government other than the Administration, or in or under any public or municipal corporation; or
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(b) accept or continue to hold or discharge the duties of, or be employed in, an office in connexion with any banking, insurance, agricultural, mining, mercantile, or other commercial business, whether carried on by any corporation, company, firm, or individual; or (c) engage in or undertake any such business whether as principal or agent; or (d) engage or continue in the private practice of any profession or trade; or (e) accept or engage in any remunerative employment otherwise than in accordance with these Regulations.
(2.) Except as hereinafter provided, the last preceding subregulation shall not be deemed to prevent a member from becoming a member or shareholder only of any incorporated company, or of any company or society of persons registered under any law in the Terri- . tory or elsewhere, but a member shall not take any part in the conduct of the business of the company or society otherwise. than by the exercise of his right to vote as a member or shareholder.
(3.) A member, either personally or by his agent, shall not(a) without the consent in writing of the Administrator, hold shares in any public company operating in the Territory; or (b) acquire land in the Territory except upon which a building is or is to be erected and which is to be occupied by him as a residence: Provided that nothing contained in these Regulations shall prohibit a member acquiring land upon which is or is to be erected a dwelling house for occasional use by him for reasons of health.
(4.) For the purposes of the last preceding sub-regulation, the wife of a member shall be deemed to be the agent of her husband.
51.-(1.) If a member is adjudicated insolvent or his estate is Insolvency. sequestrated either voluntarily or compulsorily for the benefit of his creditors, he shall within seven days give written notice thereof, with a statement or explanation of the cause of his embarrassment, to the Superintendent of Police, who shall forward the same to the Administrator with any remarks he may desire to make thereon. (2.) Unless the Administrator otherwise directs, the member shall continue to perform his duties and to receive his pay. (3.)" A member who is adjudicated insolvent or whose estate is so sequestrated shall apply as soon as he may legally do so to the proper court for a certificate of discharge.
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Record of members to be kept.
Establishment of European Constabulary in the Territory and Police Districts.
Authorized uniform, &c.
Issue of uniforms and equipment.
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52. The Superintendent of Police shall cause to be kept at Police Headquarters a record of service of every member and shall cause to be entered therein as may be necessary from time to time the following particulars in respect of each member:(a) Previous service as an officer or employee in the Public . Service of the Territory and previous service as a member of the New Guinea Police Force. (b) Employment previous to joining the European Constabulary. (c) Service in any Police Force or Police Forces other than the New Guinea Police Force. (d) Date of probationary appointment to the European Constabulary. (e) Date of confirmation of appointment to the European Constabulary.  (I) Rewards or gratuities granted. (g) Acts of bravery and of meritorious conduct for which official commendation has been given. (k) Penalties imposed for disciplinary offences. (i) Promotions. (j) Reductions in rank. (k) Date of termination of appointment to, or date of resignation, discharge, or dismissal from, the European Constabulary. (l) Assessment of character upon termination of appointment, resignation, discharge, or dismissal.
53.-(1.) Subject to the Ordinance, the establishment of European Constabulary in the Territory shall not exceed that set out in the Second Schedule. (2.) The establishment of European Constabulary in a Police District shall be fixed from time to time by the Superintendent of Police.
Division 2.-Uniform and Equipment.
54. The uniforms, badges, and buttons to be worn by members shall be as set out in the Third Schedule.
55.-(1.) Uniforms and items of uniforms in accordance with the Fourth Schedule shall be issued free of charge, and at the times and in the quantities specified in that Schedule, to members. (2.) All members shall be issued with the equipment set out in the Fifth Schedule.
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(3.) The Superintendent of Police or the officer-in-charge may from time to time cause to be issued to any member such arms, ammunition, accoutrements, or equipment as he considers necessary.
( 4.) Every member shall produce for inspection when required by the Superintendent of Police or the officer-in-charge of the Police District in which the member is stati~ned all or any of the uniforms, badges, buttons, equipment, arms, ammunition, and accoutrements on issue to him.
Division 3.-Pay and Allowances.
56. Subject to these Regulations, a member shall be paid at a rate Rates of pay. within the limits of pay specified in respect of his rank in the Sixth Sub. by 1937, Schedule. . No. 24, r. 1.
57.--(1.) Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, appointments to the European Constabulary shall be made at the minimum rate of pay of the rank to which appointed. (2.) Any person with previous continuous service as a member of the New Guinea Police Force in any capacity or rank and unde'r any Ordinance or contract whatsoever may, provided his service as a member of the New Guinea Police Force is continuous with his Service in the European Constabulary, be appointed by the Administrator to the European Constabulary at the rate of pay to which he would have been entitled at the time of that appointment under the scale in the Six'th Schedule if he had been appointed to the European Constabulary at the commencement of his previous service as a member of the New Guinea Police Force.
58. A member upon promotion shall be paid the minimum rate of pay of the rank to which he is promoted: , Provided that where a member is promoted and his rate of pay before promotion is not less than the minimum rate of pay of the ranK to which he is promoted, he shall continue to receive the rate of pay paid before promotion until one year from the date on which he received his last increment when he shall be advanced in accordance with the conditions of the next succeeding regulation.
59. Subject to the Ordinance and these Regulations, members may be advanced from the minimum rate of pay to the maximum rate of pay specified in respect of their rank in the Sixth Schedule bJt annual increments of £18: . Provided that an increment may not be granted until a .member has been i~ receipt of the next lower rate of pa;y for one. yeal]: Provided further that, notwithstanding anything containe<ll in this regulation, the Administrator may determine the rate within the pre
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Appointments to be at minimum rate of pay except in certain cases.
P"yon promotion.
Increments. Am. by 1937, No. 24, r.2.
Fares to Terr~tor;r of appomtees. R. 60 sub. by 1940, No; 13, r. 1.
Travelling allowance. SUb-reg. (1) am. by 1935, No. 9, r. 1.
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scribed limits at which any member shall be paid on and from the twenty-ninth day of May, One thousand nine hundred and thirtyseven and the date on which the next increment thereafter shall be paid to the member:
Provided further that increments shall only be paid upon the approval of the Administrator and that the granting of an increment shall be dependent upon the good conduct, diligence, and efficiency of the member:
Provided further that a member shall not receive the first inflrement which may be paid to him under these Regulations after his first appointment to the European Constabulary until he has passed a first examination in "pidgin" English to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Police: Provided further that a member shall not receive the second increment which may be paid to him under these Regulations after his first appointment to the European Constabulary until





 





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Papua Police


 

 





Tom Gough wearing the Papuan Police Badge on black cap

  the 1940-41 badge which was manufactured at short notice by a Moresby jeweller from a silver sheet. the letters were cut out bone ( skeleton) This version above was worn by p1 Frank Young (also in  the pre-war Papua Police)  I imagine that a small quantity was manufactured in Australia as there was no other pre-war badge except the TNG issues.(information courtesy Max Hayes RP&NGC)









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Royal Papuan  Constabulary &  New Guinea  Police Force

1945-1952

Royal Papua  & New Guinea Constabulary
1953-1964


The Badge and Uniform were changed in 1964 , the badge changed in design yet the and was omitted in 1972 



 

 


 

 

 


The shoulder patch worn by the Coronation contingent  1953
 Queen Elizabeth II  coronation On June 2, 1953



 
 


Royal Papua & New Guinea Constabulary
1972-1975





 



  
 


the brass epilate Insignia was worn by European officers 1945-1964



 

In the change of Uniforms in 1964 this epilate insignia was worn by all ranks

 
 





The new blue police uniform  replaced the blue serge uniform with red cummerbund, sulu, laplap, cartridge belt, handcuff chain with bayonet and scabbard and   beret.
 



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