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AUXILIARY Police Officers (APO) of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) who were feted during a passing out parade after successfully completing their training at the RBPF Headquarters in Gadong, yesterday, were urged to continuously patrol and monitor the border from illegal activities such as logging or ‘gaharu’ harvesting as well as poaching.
Otherwise known as ‘APO’ of the APOP RU ‘C’ 1/2014, the 35 officers received their awards from the guest of honour, ACP Haji Mohamed Don bin Haji Harith, the Acting Director of Operations, RBPF.
To protect the national ‘green’ treasures, the guest of honour in his speech advised officers and staff of the RBPF Operations Department to comply with procedures while executing their tasks in designated areas as it is their responsibility to protect the forest while ensuring the safety and welfare of its citizens.
ACP Haji Mohamed Don stressed that procedures of patrol and border control should be constantly reorganised and restructured by the Forest Police Force to prevent intruders and forest crimes from occurring.
Rek APO 6942 Mohammad Zairin bin Haji Ibrahim received the ‘Best Overall Recruits’ award, while Rek APO 6935 Ismail bin Hipne was chosen as the ‘Best in Law and Police Work’. Rek APO 6927 Pengiran Mohd Abrar bin Pengiran Murah, meanwhile, was awarded the ‘Best in Drill and Outside Training’.
According to him, the second phase of their training will be conducted during their forest patrol and survival training.