Women Police 40th anniversary posters distributed
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
TWO hundred posters promoting the 40th anniversary celebration for the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Women Police Squad were distributed to representatives of government ministries and departments at the police headquarters yesterday.
Presenting the posters was the Commissioner of Police, Dato Paduka Seri Bahrin Mohd Noor, who also received the poster from the chairperson of the celebration, Senior Superintendent Dinah Amat Daud.
Established on August 4, 1974, the Women Police Squad only consisted of 30 recruits.
Currently, there are 805 members of the Women Police Squad (40 officers and 765 junior ranking personnel), the largest number since the squad was first established.
During the 40 years of establishment, the Women Police Squad has not only grown in terms of number but also in terms of its capability to handle different tasks within the police force.
The original purpose of setting up the Women Police Squad was to provide services such as support staff and to handle clerical works.
Female police personnel were also given the task to handle cases related to women and children, including to control, inspect and accompany female prisoners and children. Compared to their roles since the squad was first established, women police’s services now include investigating specialised and serious cases, monitoring current situation and criminal threats as well as to regulate the safety of motorists on the road.
Besides representatives of different government ministries and departments, also present during the handover ceremony were directors, deputy directors, commanding officers, heads of unit and formation, senior officers and other members of the RBPF.
The highlight of the 40th anniversary celebration, the Guard of Honour will be held at the Officer’s Mess at RBPF Headquarters today.
The Brunei Times