State President Trần Đại Quang grants the Military Medal, First Class, to the Ministry of Public Security as the ministry solemnly celebrated the 70th anniversary of the People’s Police Advisory Force in Hà Nội. — Photo VNA
HÀ NỘI Viet Nam News -— President Trần Đại Quang yesterday granted the Military Medal, First Class, to the Ministry of Public Security as the ministry solemnly celebrated the 70th anniversary of the People’s Police Advisory Force in Hà Nội.
Addressing the ceremony with the presence of President Quang, the Minister of Public Security, Senior Lieutenant-General Tô Lâm, applauded and congratulated the outstanding feats of arms and achievements the People’s Police advisory force have gained over the past 70 years.
In analyzing the national security protection and social safety maintenance duty in the times to come, the public security minister stressed that, “first and foremost, the People’s Police advisory force should be focused on advice about developing and implementing protection schemes and plans that guarantee complete security and safety for the coming elections of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and People’s Councils.”
“In the meantime, Party Committees and leaders of police units at all levels must attach much importance to advisory work which should be regarded as an essential and regular duty, and strategic work of the sector,” Lâm said.
“The People’s Police advisory force needed to enhance the quality of study, synthesis, analysis, assessment and forecast of developments, concentrating on matters of great concern.”
He called for the force to continue strengthening itself, deserving a central position in the instruction and management work of police leaders and commanders.
On April 18, 1946 the Minister of Home Affairs (now the Ministry of Public Security) promulgated Decree No 121/ND regulating the organisation of Vietnam’s police at three levels. Of note, the document necessitated an office to provide direct consultation for police leaders at each level. This is considered as an historic moment marking the official establishment of the People’s Police advisory force. Since then, April 18 has been defined as the traditional day of the force.
In the cause for national liberation, the People’s Police advisory force had a thorough grasp of the Party’s revolutionary path, views, and principles; and fully understood, analysed, assessed and forecast situations to give advice to police leaders at all levels, contributing to the successful containing of counter-revolutionary forces and crimes, as well as fighting against intelligence and spy plots. The force proactively proposed schemes to secure revolutionary bases, and to build public order movements, and mass movements against spies and raiders.
The force’s efforts and achievements made a crucial contribution to the liberation of the South and national reunification.
During the đổi mới (Renewal) period, the force has worked closely with professional units and relevant bodies to proactively give advice to the Central Police’s Party Committee and the Ministry of Public Security, helping to thoroughly renew police work. — VNS