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Vietnam's cavalry mobile police force makes debut

11:22 | 09/06/2020

The launching ceremony and marching of the Cavalry Mobile Police Force took place at Ba Dinh square, Hanoi on June 8 with the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and other officials.

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Addressing the event, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated the Ministry of Public Security and the Mobile Police High Command to have a new combat unit. She said the police force plays an important role in implementing armed measures to social order and security, vietnamnet reported.

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

The parade on Doc Lap Street, which bisects the mausoleum and the parliament, was witnessed by the National Assembly delegates and other officials. Photo: VNE

Given the complicated developments of crimes, the Cavalry Mobile Police Corps has been set up to strengthen the fighting capacity for mobile police forces. According to thanhnien.vn, the top legislator said this is a new field while the country has little experience as well as limited material and human resources.

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attend the event Photo: VietnamPlus

However, with the strong determination of the Ministry of Public Security and the Mobile Police High Command, the new force is hoped to overcome initial difficulties and fulfill their political missions, being ready to defend the nation and peaceful life of the people, she said.

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

National Assembly chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan receives the salute from a battalion officer as Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and others watch. The parade began at around 7 a.m. Photo: VNE

The parading battalion consisted of 60 horses and police officers, led by two white horses. The mounted police force, which will operate under the Mobile Police Force Command of the Ministry of Public Security, was formed in early 2020. The force will directly train and utilize horses to fight crime, and take care of the team, including breeding new members, vnexpress reported.

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

Photo: VNE

Police officers said the horses are in good health, resilient and capable of adapting to different situations. The force can be used for patrolling and controlling unruly demonstrations, especially in areas where normal vehicles cannot be used. The force will fight crime, patrol and engage in rescues in mountainous areas, as well as maintain security in cities.

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

The marching of the Cavalry Mobile Police force. Photo: VietnamPlus

The cavalries could also transport weapons and food to remote areas, as well as participating in governmental ceremonies and receiving international heads of state. They would also participate in international competitions to gain experience.

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

This is one of the activities included in the plan prepared by the Mobile Police Command from several days; organized the Mobile Cavalry Police Division to march and report the results to the National Assembly deputies at the 9th session of the 14th National Assembly. Photo: VNE

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

The horses are all thoroughly trained to follow commands. So far, the police have bred and increased the team’s strength to 109, and tamed 65 wild horses. Photo: VNE

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

A police officer stands at attention as Ngan delivers a speech. Photo: VNE

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

The parade sets off from one end of Doc Lap Street. Photo: VNE

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

The Cavalry Mobile Police Force may also participate in state-level ceremonies upon request. Additionally, this force can participate in horse racing at international military sports festivals, domestic and foreign horse racing tournaments. Photo: VNE

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

The police officers leading the battalion salute as they pass the parliament building. Photo: VNE

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

The parade ended at around 7:45 a.m. A police officer and his horse get some rest later. Photo: VNE

vietnams cavalry mobile police force makes debut

Vietnamese people iare taking photos of cavalry mobile police force. Photo: Vietnamplus

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