PSNews – The High Command of Mobile Police on July 20 held a ceremony in island district Phu Quoc (Kien Giang) to announce the decision on the establishment of a special mobile police battalion of the Southwestern Mobile Police Regiment.
Meeting the working requirements, on March 19th, the Minister of Public Security signed Decision No.1719 regulating functions, missions, authority and organizational structure of the Southwestern Mobile Police Regiment. .
In implementation of the Minister’s Decision, the Commander of the Mobile Police High Command on June 26th signed Decision No.3222 to promote Special Task-Force Squad No.2 of the mobile police regiment to a special mobile police battalion, stationing in Phu Quoc district.
The Special Mobile Police Battalion is responsible for guarding the area around the clock, maintaining training and combat readiness to prevent and suppress socio- political disturbances, illegal protests or armed riots.
The unit also has to coordinate with other forces to fight terrorism, hijack, kidnaping as well as to trace dangerous criminals, conduct patrols, detect and handle violations of social security and safety, and participate in search, rescue and disaster relief.
Speaking at the ceremony, Lieutenant General Pham Quoc Cuong, Commander of the Mobile Police High Command asked the Southwestern Mobile Police Regiment to actively give advice to the leaders of the Command on plans to complete the battalion’s facilities and organization.
Lieutenant General Pham Quoc Cuong also asked the Special Battalion of Mobile Police, as an independent unit stationed in the island district, to promote political and ideological education and solidarity to its officers and soldiers’ while focusing on building a disciplined force, improving professional combat tactics in order to fulfill all assigned tasks. By An Nhien