Police conclude BRUSING Exercise

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THE 24th BRUSING Exercise between the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) concluded last night with an appreciation dinner ceremony held at the Officers’ Mess of the Police Headquarters in Gadong.

RBPF Officer in Command of the Reserve Unit (OCRU) Superintendent Tang Yik Tung said the 2016 BRUSING Exercise was designed to improve police-to-police relationships among the participating forces and to develop and enhance interoperability capabilities.

It was also designed to improve the planning and conducting of mission based operations and to enhance operation readiness, he said.

“Our respective forces have to operate together to address security challenges. Each section ought to be well-prepared to play their rightful role effectively - whether it is an ambush operation or counter insurgency operation. We should do what is required of us at the appropriate time,” he said.

Commissioner of Police Dato Paduka Seri Hj Bahrin Md Noor and Deputy Commissioner of Police Policy of Singapore DC Lim Kok Thai handed out certificates before exchanging souvenirs.

Also present at the ceremony was High Commissioner of Singapore Lim Hong Huai.

Before the dinner, a friendly football match and tug-of-war game between the RBPF and SPF was held at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium at the Police Headquarters.

The annual BRUSING Exercise, held since 1993, represents one of the bilateral cooperation events shared in the long history of the RBPF and SPF.

The Gurkha contingent comprising 46 personnel from the SPF completed the annual exercise at Mariam Camp in Temburong District on Wednesday after 16 days of jungle and survival training in the forest.

The Brunei Times