The inspector general of police (IGP) has asked police officers leaving for the UN Peacekeeping missions to work with efficiency, devotion and professionalism in the peacekeeping mission to keeping the United Nations mandate.
IGP AKM Shahidul Haque made the statement while briefing the officers at SI Shiru Mia Auditorium in Rajarbagh Police Line on Tuesday.
The IGP said Bangladesh Police's “Blue Helmets” contributions have been outstanding and they are performing a glorious role to provide peace and humanitarian assistance to the world's conflict-stricken countries.
“Our police received the world's uncompromising support and praise for their skills, morals, and high-profile professionalism. The praise we have received has increased Bangladesh’s stature in the world.
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IGP AKM Shahidul Haque briefing officers at SI Shiru Mia Auditorium in Rajarbagh Police Line on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Courtesy
“You have to ensure this success continues,” IGP Shahidul emphasised.
This year, 600 police officers are leaving to take part in the United Nations Peacekeeping operations.
Currently 1,006 members, including 164 women, of Bangladesh Police are in Darfur, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, South Sudan and Liberia as part of the UN peacekeeping force. Two women contingents have been deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti missions.
Bangladesh Police has sent 16,976 officers on UN peacekeeping missions. In the course of action, 20 officers have lost their lives.