BSP Security Officers graduate as police reservists

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Assistant Police Commissioner for Operations Jim Andrews escorted at the parade.
Assistant Police Commissioner for Operations Jim Andrews escorted at the parade.

Port Moresby, June 19th, 2017 | Security is an important part of banking, and Bank South Pacific (BSP) has a long standing partnership with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) in providing a high level of security.

Through this partnership, BSP has a dedicated Security Services Reserve Police Unit, which is an integral part of the banks security operations.

On Friday BSP Security Services Reserve Police Unit welcomed 23 new members to its team.

A special parade was held at the BSP Commercial Centre at Gordons, witnessed by Executives of BSP and families of the officers passing out.

Also present was Assistant Police Commissioner for Operations, Jim Andrews.

BSP Head of Security Services Andrew Cannock when speaking at the ceremony welcomed the members of this special team, and urged them to carry out their duties with integrity.

“BSP understands the important role that security plays in our operations, and so through this partnership with the RPNGC, we have our very own Reserve Police Unit,” said Mr Cannock.

“Your role is very important to the overall success of the bank, and the training and support provided through the RPNGC is important to maintain a high level of security throughout our network . As members of BSP Security Services Reserve Police Unit, you will also contribute to policing in NCD, which is part of BSP giving back to the community,” he added.

Established through an MOA in year 2000, the BSP Security Services Reserve Police Unit exists to strengthen and increase manpower to provide policing role within the Bank establishments in prevention and detection of crime.

Much of the unit’s role deals with internal fraud investigation, escorts, as well as general policing.

The Unit also supports the NCD Metropolitan Command, by providing manpower on weekend duties and special operations.

All 23 members of the BSP security reserved police officers.

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ABOUT BSP

Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region.  We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGK20.8 billion.

BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.

Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.

  • 70+ Branches
  • 13 Premium Service Centres
  • 50+ Sub Branches
  • 350+ Agents
  • 500 ATMs
  • 11,000+ EFTPoS

We’re proud of our whole of bank capabilities whereby our teams in Corporate, Retail, Paramount and Treasury are able to provide solutions to our clients, drawing on our capabilities and broad presence. This capability is unmatched by our competitors.  PNG and the Pacific is our home. We have knowledge, history, experience and a commitment to the region that other financial institutes cannot offer.

www.bsp.com.pg/About-Us/Welcome-to-BSP

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Stephanie Waide | Manager – PR & Communications| Email: swaide@bsp.com.pg   or Email: PR@bsp.com.pg

Gorethy Semi | Head of Marketing and PR | Email: gsemi@bsp.com.pg

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