RBPF cadet officers get promotion, rank insignia


THIRTEEN Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) cadet officers were promoted yesterday in a commissioning ceremony after completing their basic training.

The cadet officers went through training for nine months at the Home Team Academy in the Republic of Singapore and completed their basic training on July 9, 2012.

The commissioning ceremony to promote the cadet officers took place at the Multipurpose Hall of the Police Training Centre in Gadong.

Out of the 13 cadet officers, seven were commissioned as Probationary Assistant Superintendent of Police (P/ASP), one was commissioned as Inspector, and five commissioned as Probationary Inspector.

Present as the guest of honour to fasten the rank insignia on the newly commissioned cadet officers was Commissioner of Police Pehin Orang Kaya Pendikar Alam CP Dato Paduka Seri Hj Hasrin Dato Paduka Hj Sabtu.

In an interview with one of the cadet officers, P/ASP Rumaizah Hj Ahmad @ Mohd Ariffin, 27, said she feels happy to be commissioned as a Probationary Assistant Superintendent of Police.

She told The Brunei Times she hopes to be a good police officer and always be successful when it comes to physical fitness and having the right mentality. "We must have balance in these two aspects if we want to be a good police officer."

For future police officers, P/ASP Rumaizah advised that they should be well prepared especially in terms of fitness and they should be knowledgeable about current events that are happening in Brunei.

Inspector Muhd Syahrul Iman Pehin Dato Hj Abdurrahmani, 28 said, "I feel there is a huge difference from before and after training."

He further shared that the training has helped him improve his ability to interact with people and it has improved his communication skills.

He advised that for those who want to be part of the RBPF, it is important to prepare both physically and mentally. He said he joined the RBPF because it was his way of giving back to society.

Probationary Inspector, Mohd Saiful Nizam Sabli, 27, said he feels proud and excited that he has completed his training and was commissioned as Probationary Inspector. "It's a mix of feelings," he added.

He expressed that it is his aim to be a senior police officer who is competent and would be able to serve well the community of Brunei Darussalam.The Brunei Times
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