210. The Bougainville Police will be subject only to the control of the autonomous Bougainville Government through a Minister (or equivalent) of that Government.
211. The Bougainville Police will not be subject to command except in accordance with Bougainville law.
212. (a) The Head of the Bougainville Police will be appointed and subject to removal for just cause by an independent commission established under the Bougainville Constitution, which will include two representatives of the National Government, one of whom will be the Commissioner of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) or his nominee.
(b) The head of the Bougainville Police will have a title other than Commissioner, and hold a rank below that of Commissioner of the RPNGC.
213. The Bougainville Police will be responsible for preserving peace and good order and maintaining and, as necessary, enforcing both National and Bougainville laws in an impartial and objective manner, and with full regard for human rights.
214. The National Government and the autonomous Bougainville Government will agree to arrangements for maintaining and enforcing National laws.
215. The National Government (working, where appropriate, through the RPNGC) will inspect and audit compliance of the Bougainville Police in respect of maintaining and enforcing National laws.
216. The autonomous Bougainville Government will facilitate these inspections and audits.
217. Any differences about agreed arrangements will be resolved through the agreed dispute resolution procedures.
218. The RPNGC may itself exercise its functions in Bougainville.
219. The autonomous Bougainville Government and the Bougainville Police, and the National Government and the RPNGC, will develop appropriate agreed arrangements to facilitate the exercise of those functions.
220. The autonomous Bougainville Government and the Bougainville Police will provide all reasonable assistance to the RPNGC in the exercise of those functions.
221. The parties accept that the National Government has no immediate plans to redeploy Police Mobile Units or similar units to Bougainville after they have been withdrawn in accordance with the agreed weapons disposal plan.
222. After phased withdrawal, RPNGC Police Mobile Units or similar units will be deployed to Bougainville only after consultation (through procedures appropriate to the urgency of the particular situation) and consensus is reached between the National Government and the autonomous Bougainville Government in support of that deployment.
223. The Bougainville Police will not develop the equivalent of an armed Police Mobile Unit.
224. Bougainville law for the Bougainville Police will provide for the following:
(a) core training and personnel development arrangements consistent with those of the RPNGC; and
(b) rank structure, and terms and conditions of employment consistent with those of the RPNGC.
225. The uniforms, vehicles, premises and stationery of the Bougainville Police will include the National Emblem or name.
226. The co-operative arrangements for the Bougainville Police will include:
(a) mutual assistance in law enforcement;
(b) compatible policing standards, procedures and equipment, including co-operative procurement arrangements.
227. The Bougainville Police and the RPNGC will develop agreed arrangements for continuing access by the Bougainville Police to specialist services (for example, forensic, criminal investigation, etc.) and other support from the RPNGC.
228. The parties recognize that these agreed policing arrangements will require a balance between the following needs:
(a) for the fundamentals of criminal law to be consistent and capable of consistent enforcement throughout Papua New Guinea; and
(b) for Bougainville to be able to develop its own approaches to criminal law.
229. (a) The National Government will provide the autonomous Bougainville Government with funding by way of guaranteed annual conditional grants for the specific purpose of meeting the recurrent costs of policing in Bougainville.
(b) The minimum grant will be sufficient to support existing levels of police activities in Bougainville.
(c) The grant will be adjusted annually on the same basis as the adjustment of the recurrent grant.
230. The National Government will provide the autonomous Bougainville Government with guaranteed conditional grants intended to:
(a) restore civilian peacetime policing in Bougainville, one measure to be the reaching of normal levels of policing elsewhere in Papua New Guinea, such funding to be taken into account in the calculation of the amount of the grant for recurrent costs of policing in subsequent years;
(b) provide for further development of policing services in Bougainville.
231. Grants to the autonomous Bougainville Government in relation to policing will be taken into account when determining progress towards fiscal self-reliance by the autonomous Bougainville Government.
232. The additional costs of establishing and maintaining the Bougainville Police outside the RPNGC will be equitably shared between the National Government and the autonomous Bougainville Government.
233. The Bougainville Police and the autonomous Bougainville Government will maintain order and enforce the law on behalf of Bougainville and the State as a whole and shall seek support and assistance from other appropriate state agencies to deal with threats or situations in which that support or assistance is required.
234. On the request of the autonomous Bougainville Government, the RPNGC may deploy additional police to assist the Bougainville Police.
235. (a) Until such time as the autonomous Bougainville Government establishes the Bougainville Police under the Bougainville Constitution, the National Government will facilitate progress towards greater autonomy in the policing arrangements in Bougainville through delegations by the Police Commissioner of administrative and operational powers and functions to the Provincial Police Commander in Bougainville.
(b) These arrangements will be implemented on receipt of a request from the Bougainville Interim Provincial Government.
236. The Bougainville Police will initially be made up of RPNGC personnel who will serve on a basis to be agreed.
237. (a) The RPNGC Commissioner will consult the executive of the autonomous Bougainville Government on the appointment of the Police Commander in Bougainville and appoint their nominee.
(b) The National Government will make the delegations of administrative and operational powers and functions in such a way that the Commander is, in practice, responsible (through a Minister or equivalent)
to the Bougainville Interim Provincial Government, and, when it is established, the autonomous Bougainville Government.
238. The National Government and the autonomous Bougainville Government will develop a recruitment and training plan for building Bougainville Police capacity.
239. The RPNGC and the Bougainville Police will give reasonable consideration to the transfer of RPNGC personnel in Bougainville who wish to serve elsewhere in Papua New Guinea and the integration or secondment into the Bougainville Police of those members of the RPNGC who wish to serve in the Bougainville Police.
240. The National Police Act will continue to apply in Bougainville, subject to necessary modifications, until the autonomous Bougainville Government passes its own legislation concerning police.