Po­lice cel­e­brate 51st rais­ing day

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The Royal Bhutan Po­lice cel­e­brated its 51 Po­lice Rais­ing Day on 1 Septem­ber 2016 at Royal Bhutan Po­lice (RBP) Head­quar­ters in Thim­phu.

This day was marked as a spe­cial oc­ca­sion for the po­lice fra­ter­nity be­cause the Royal Bhutan Po­lice had com­pleted 51 years of ser­vice to the na­tion.

The first of Septem­ber holds a spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance for the Po­lice fra­ter­nity as the RBP was first estab­lished on 1 Septem­ber 1965 with 555 per­son­nel re­de­ployed from Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) as the Bhutan Fron­tier Guards.

The po­lice Rais­ing Day is ob­served every year to com­mem­o­rate the con­tin­ued al­le­giance and un­weav­ing ded­i­ca­tion of the RBP to the Tsawa­sum.

On that day, the RBP fra­ter­nity of­fered all their wishes and prayers of grat­i­tude to the Supreme Com­man­der in Chief, His Majesty the King.

The oc­ca­sion was graced by Chief Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer of the RBA, Lt. Gen­eral Ba­too Tsh­er­ing, as the Chief Guest. To com­mem­o­rate the oc­ca­sion, the RBP pre­sented tro­phies and cash awards to the win­ners of the Crime Re­duc­tion Com­peti- tion in recog­ni­tion of the re­lent­less ef­fort to keep the com­mu­nity safe.

This year, the first tro­phy with a cash prize of Nu.50,000 was awarded to Di­vi­sion Vll, Trongsa. And the sec­ond prize of Nu 30,000 was awarded to di­vi­sion XII Wang­due Pho­drang, and di­vi­sion IV Samtse won the third price of Nu. 20,000.

The RBP made seven rais­ing day pledges to reded­i­cate its com­mit­ment to serve and pro­tect the com­mu­nity. They are to en­hance pub­lic friendly policing, im­prove po­lice re­sponse time, en­hance crime pre­ven­tion and de­tec­tion, in­ten­sify op­er­a­tions to cur­tail drug de­mand and sup­ply, strengthen the road safety and traf­fic law en­force­ment and cor­rup­tion free po­lice or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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