11 new vehicles added to RBPF fleet

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THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) has added 11 new vehicles to its existing fleet yesterday to widen the scope of patrol and monitoring operations.

The fleet comprises a special backscatter van (Mobile X-Ray Scanner), eight Toyota Vios and two Mitsubishi double-cabin patrollers.

RBPF Acting Head of Public Relations Unit ASP Hj Md Noor Hj Abd Rahman said the 11 new patrol vehicles will help the RBPF improve coverage and their patrol capabilities in known crime hotspots.

During the handing over ceremony at the RBPF Headquarters in Gadong yesterday ASP Hj Md Noor explained that the backscatter van is acquired to help the police force deal with issues related to border security. It also helps ensure safety of the public during special or national events.

The back scatter van is equipped with mobile X-ray equipment to screen vehicles for contraband goods and security threats.

The new fleet aims to help RBPFfront liners reach and respond to public needs in the shortest possible time, it said in a statement.

It added that the additional vehicles will also help to reduce the possibility of crime occurring in order to improve public confidence.

The RPBF has conducted constant study to look into the conditions of the transport fleet and they will replace the transport fleet to suit the current situation.

Present as the guest of honour was Commissioner of the RBPF Dato Paduka Seri Bahrin Mohd Noor.

Also present at the ceremony were Thomas Ling from Carserve Company, Md Clovien Abdullah Timpoh from NBT (B) Sdn Bhd and Pg Halaludin PM Dato Shariffuddin from GHK Motors Sdn Bhd.

The Brunei Times