HÀ NỘI — The mobile mounted police team was introduced on Monday morning at a parade at Hà Nội's Ba Đình Square with National Assembly (NA) deputies in attendance.
Speaking at the ceremony held in front of the NA building and Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân congratulated the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) and the Mobile Police Command for the creation of the new combat unit.
The Mobile Mounted Police Regiment attend a parade. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn
The chairwoman said that the police force and mobile police played an important role in implementing measures to protect national security and preserve social order.
However, with increasingly complex crimes, the mobile police force needed to be improved, she said.
In response, the MoPS and Mobile Police Command established a Mobile Mounted Police Regiment to gradually increase the capacity and combat power of the mobile police force.
Chairwoman Ngân said: “This is a new field and we do not have much experience or skill in training. Facilities and human resources for the force are still limited, but with the determination of the MoPS and the Mobile Police Command, the mobile mounted police team’s training has recorded remarkable initial results.”
Chairwoman Ngân expressed her belief that with 46 years of the mobile police force, the Mobile Mounted Police Team would overcome difficulties, gradually develop and complete its political duties. The team will defend the Fatherland and protect the life of the people.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân congratulates the Mobile Mounted Police Regiment. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
In order to do this, Ngân noted that the MoPS and the Mobile Police Command should perfect legal documents related to organisation and operation, including mounted police, to create a solid legal basis for this force.
Ngân asked the Mobile Mounted Police Regiment to train officers and horses. It should also coordinate with other forces to effectively meet the requirements of a mobile, elite and modern police force.
The ceremony was attended by National Assembly deputies. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
It is currently stationed in Bình Sơn Commune, Nông Cống City in the northern province of Thái Nguyên. The training centre has more than 100 horses from two to four years old. Of these, 70 have been trained and the rest were for breeding.
The Mobile Mounted Police Regiment will disperse crowds and arrest criminals, especially in remote mountainous areas. — VNS