His Majesty Unscheduled Visit

During the unscheduled visit to the Special Operations Squad Complex, Royal Brunei Police Force in Kampung Sungai Akar yesterday morning, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam took a closer look at the squad's equipment and weaponry. His Majesty also conducted a working visit to the Anti-Corruption Bureau in Berakas.

His Majesty first visited the Special Operations Squad Complex of the Royal Brunei Police Force. The Special Operations Squad, Royal Brunei Police Force plays a role in safeguarding His Majesty and the Royal family, combat terrorism, criminals and militants. During its early days since its establishment in 1974, the squad was previously known as the Police Special Section. In 1980, the squad was renamed as the Special Operations Squad.

The mission of the Squad is to provide high-quality and credible human resources to end any crises that threaten the security and well-being of the country. Its vision is to enhance professionalism, improve the quality of special services, increase the confidence of the people and the nation, and expand the team by establishing units under it to be innovative, robust and strong in line with present and future demands.

The squad began its operation at the new complex by end of December 2019. Prior to that, the squad was operating at its complex in Gadong.

The establishment of the squad among others aimed to provide troopers who are specially trained for any possible threats or activities related to criminal and political violence, as well as provide special services at the direction of Commissioner of Police in accordance with team procedures. It also aimed to build mental and physical capabilities as well as strengthen skills in accordance with the challenging assignment of police.

To enhance its capabilities in facing any major events involving the country as the host, the squad conducted several exercises with the Special Regiment of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. In this modernisation era, the squad continued to enhance its services to maintain its credibility as a respected team.

Source: Radio Television Brunei