Polis bantuan need better training to really 'bantu'

Francis Paul Siah

Modified 30 Apr 2019, 4:21 am

COMMENT | Isn’t it a great feeling to see the presence of policemen in our midst whenever there is a situation that requires their attention? Having the men in blue around is somewhat reassuring and comforting.

But there will also be occasions when we witness sticky situations and wonder whether our policemen are properly trained in their job.

In this article, I will not venture into the more serious grouses against the police force and the thundering voices calling for the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to be revived and constituted. We will leave that for another day.

This is about a minor incident, which I personally witnessed last week, and it did make me wonder how our polis bantuan (auxiliary police) are trained to really bantu (help) members of the public...

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