The Mauritian Police this week welcomed 550 new recruits, including 50 women. They will be posted to various units, including the Special Mobile Forces (SMF), the Special Support Unit (SSU) and the National Coast Guard (NCG).
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Tangavel Seerungun told a special ceremony that “the presence of these young people within the police force represents hope of a promising career within this institution.”
Amongst the recruits, several officers come from Rodrigues. “It’s a dream come true,” were the words of one of them. Tauckhoory Sardhanand, police trainer, said that training will last two years.
After enrolment day, the new recruits will be initiated to their first training course, Record Foundation Course, consisting of nine modules centered on the law, first aid, physical training and human rights. A stress management module is included in the training.