20 policemen end development course

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TWENTY police personnel yesterday received certificates for completing a development course for low-ranking officers in a closing ceremony held at the Theatre Room of the Police Training Centre (PTC) in Gadong.

Acting Commandant of the PTC Superintendent Tang Yik Tung was on hand to present the certificates to 20 police constables and corporals.

The course was aimed at improving leadership skills among them through such activity like the Outward Bound Brunei Darussalam (OBBD).

The coordinator of the programme, Staff Sergeant (SS) Pg Noorhasni Pg Hj Omar, in his speech mentioned that the course was aimed for self-improvement towards an efficient quality of work.

The course also seeks to enhance leadership values among the participating police personnel so that they will be able to self-reflect themselves as leaders, he said.

“And it should become part of the self, in line with the concept of this year’s Police Day – towards professionalism and integrity of the force.”

Meanwhile, Probationary Assistant Superintendent of Police (PAsp) Pg Hjh Nafiah Pg Hj Asli, who was also the head instructor of the course, explained that during the three-week course, participants spent one week doing an Outward Bound Brunei Darussalam (OBBD) in Temburong.

According to her, the course was mandatory for police personnel who were qualified to be promoted but the participation for the course depends on the fitness level of the personnel themselves.

“If they are not fit then they are not allowed to join the course.”

Aside from instiling leadership values, the course was also aimed at improving the level of professionalism among participants.

“During the course, participants were exposed to the workflows of the law enforcement government agencies,” said PAsp Pg Hj Nafiah.

Participants also learned a module called the Naval Crime Scene Investigation (NCIS).

“The participating policemen were also given the chance to train for ‘tactical arrest’ and polish their skills better,” she said, adding that the course was a ‘refresher course’.

The Brunei Times