Women Police fete HRH Princess Hjh Masna

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MORE than 200 Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) women officers yesterday paid tribute to Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Masna, the commandant of Women Police, at a high tea reception yesterday.

The reception was held to express the police force’s appreciation to the princess for her support as the commandant of Women Police.

It was also a celebration to commend the contribution of the police officers’ services to the country.

Her Royal Highness took the opportunity to mingle with the officers prior to the reception.

The Women Police was established in 1974. In 1975, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam appointed Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Masna as commandant of Women Police.

The monarch also appointed Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Nor’ain as deputy commandant of Women Police.

The number of female police officers has doubled in the last 10 years, according to a statement from the police force.

The women police force now has 798 members, including 36 officers, 675 rank and 87 additional police officers, the statement added.

The ceremony also saw the attendance of retired police officers, DCP (Rtd) Sharifah Hjh Salmah Dato Syed Hussein Alkaff and SAC (Rtd) Pg Datin Hjh Noralam Pg Hj Mahmood.

The Brunei Times