Agents of the police corps have been challenged to make the police corps more friendly to civilians in order to help fight insecurity.
The call was made by the Delegate General of National Security, Martin Mbarga Nguele on Friday, December 11 while presiding over the award ceremony of epaulettes and certificates to 551 police officers from the National Advanced School of Police in Yaounde.
During a low-key ceremony that held in strict respect of the COVID-19 barrier measures, Martin Mbarga Nguele saluted the awardees for their exemplary behaviour all through their training but challenge them to translate this onto the field by being true ambassadors of the police corps through the protection of lives and property.
In terms of the distinctions, five police policemen were elevated to the ranks of Officers an knights of the Order of Valour. On the other hand, 27 policemen were elevated to the ranks of Commander and Knight of the Cameroon Order of Merit while four others were elevated to the rank of Knight of the Order of Sports and 37 others were awarded medals for merit in the public service.
In terms of promotion, 22 senior police commissioners rose to the rank of divisional commissioners while nine commissioners rose to the rank of senior commissioners.
In total, 37 student commissioners, 215 student officers, 65 student inspectors from the 2020 batch and 60 student constable from the 2019 batch received epaulettes and end-of-training certificates as they now head to face the reality on the field.