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First all-women police escort makes debut in Ho Chi Minh City

10:46 | 26/08/2020

On August 25, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) made debut the first all-women police escort unit, which is responsible for leading motorcades of important occasions.

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According to VOV News, Ho Chi Minh City on August 25 debuted an all-women police escort unit to lead the motorcades to protect Vietnamese and foreign leaders travelling around the southern city.

first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
All 58 members of the unit come up to requirements such as high discipline and are highly adaptable to new circumstances. Photo: VOV.

Officers participating in the motorcade had undergone a stringent selection process from the leaders of their respective units, and must possess necessary moral attributes, strong political will and a high level of discipline, as well as the ability to improvise quickly according to the situation, HCMC's police department reported.

first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
Photo: VOV
first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
The group have spent over a month undergoing a training course. Photo: VOV
first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
The policewomen held their first official practice on August 16, escorting Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong during their separate visits to the city. Photo: VOV

Fifty eight team members have received over a month of training on operating specialised vehicles, practised simulated scenarios regarding leading motorcades, honed their observational skills and working under high pressure.

first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
This is the first unit of its kind in the country. Photo: VOV.
first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
The group will be mobilised to go on patrol during the nation’s major holidays. Photo: VOV
first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
Photo: VOV

“The image of female traffic police officers on duty on the roads has demonstrated their commitment to fulfil their missions and contributed to raising law abidance among the members of the public,” Senior Lieutenant Colonel Huỳnh Trung Phong, head of HCM City’s road and rail traffic police unit, said.

first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
“The image of female traffic police officers on duty on the roads has demonstrated their commitment to fulfil their missions and contributed to raising law compliance among the public,” says Senior Lieutenant Colonel Huynh Trung Phong, head of HCM City’s road and rail traffic police unit.Photo: VOV
first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
Photo: VOV
first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
Photo: VOV

Their most recent duty was leading the motorcade escorting the delegations of the Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Vice Chairwoman of National Assembly Tòng Thị Phòng on August 16, and their next immediate task is to accompany the delegations participating in the city’s upcoming Party Congress, Vietnam News revealed.

first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
Senior Colonel Le Hong Nam, director of the Ho Chi Minh City Police Department, offers praise and encouragement to policewomen who overcome difficult weather and family circumstances to successfully complete their tasks.Photo: VOV
first all women police escort makes debut in ho chi minh city
HCM City's police escort debuts Tuesday morning. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Chung

Afterwards, other than leading and aiding in the transportation of the delegations of important Party, State leaders as well as foreign visitors visiting and working HCM City, the team will be maintained to also carry out routine inspections on the city’s roads.

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