David Manning MBE, OSt.J, DPS, QPM
Commissioner of Police
Philip Mitna, MPA, PhD
Deputy Commissioner of Operations Regional Command
Deputy Commissioner of Specialist Operations
Deputy Commissioner of Police Special Operations Donald Yamasombi has extensive experience in leadership and management across specialist functions, general policing, and criminal investigations. He is an experienced Detective with tertiary and international qualifications in Management, Transnational Organized Crime, and Counter Terrorism. He has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry and Post Graduate qualifications in Applied Management through the Australian Institute of Police Management in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining the RPNGC Mr Yamasombi worked with Coca Cola Amatil (PNG) as a quality control technician and also for South Pacific Brewing in Lae.
Mr Yamasobi has spent most of his policing career working within investigations and has led the majority of Papua New Guinea’s serious and transnational criminal investigations over the past decade. He has received numerous awards and citations including the Queens Policing Medal (QPM) in 2011 and Distinguished Police Medal (DPS) in 2013. Mr Yamasombi hails from Kwahuie village Yangoru, East Sepik province.
Joanne H. Clarkson, DPS, QPM
Deputy Commissioner of Administration
Deputy Commissioner of Police Chief of Administration Joanne Clarkson is the first woman in the Royal. Papua New Guinea Constabulary promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police on October of 2015. She is the first women in the 130-year history of the RPNGC to attain this rank which makes her the most senior female officer currently serving in the country.
She has held managerial roles within the RPNGC throughput her career as Police Station Commander at the Badili Police Station from November 1998 to April 2000. She then went onto being Director Corporate Planning in April 2000 to June 2013. From June 2013 to October 2015, she was Assistant Commissioner Reforms where she managed the RPNGC Modernization Program and managed the implementation of reforms recommended by the Police Review 2004. She also served exceptionally as Deputy Chief of Bougainville Police Service (BPS) from October 2015 to July 2019. Under her leadership she successfully reviewed and rolled out two Corporate Plans for the RPNGC including the 2011-2022 Corporate Plan and the Bougainville Police Service Strategic Development Plan 2016- 2020. She also led a team who reviewed the Law & Justice Sector Strategic Framework which is now being used by the Law & Justice sector. She has tertiary and international qualifications in Frontline Management, Purchasing and Supply from the Divine Word University and the Chattered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Australia respectively. She undertook the Police Leadership Program through the Australian Institute of Police Management in Prior to joining the RPNGC Madam Clarkson worked as a teacher teaching English and Mathematics for prep to year 6, and also as the Dance and drama teacher with OLSH International School, Kavieng, New Ireland in 1995. She joined the cadet program in February 1996 to November 1998. Her vast experience in policing duties and leadership earned her recognition to lead some of Papua New Guinea’s major events as venue commander of the Pacific Games Village during the 2015 Pacific Games, Precinct Commander at APEC haus during the APEC Leaders week and managing to deliver the 2017 National Elections in Bougainville. She was also instrumental in developing and facilitated the development of a strategic plan for the ABG Department of Community Development & the regional Family & Sexual Violence Action Committee.
Hailing from the East Sepik and Manus provinces, madam Clarkson remains committed to improving the role of women in policing and to improve the quality of service provided to women by police. She seeks to positively influence organizational policy and practice so as to provide genuine improvements in those cordion title