- Chinese police experts have given training to some police officers in Johannesburg
- They were given lessons in unarmed defence and other skills
- A spokesperson for the JMPD says they hope this will improve police performance
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department brought in Chinese experts to train some of its officers.
These experts will be teaching crucial crime-fighting skills such as unarmed defence and frisk-and-search techniques.
Johannesburg's Chief of Police, David Tembe, welcomes the experts' presence.
The training programme has taken place over the last two weeks, Briefly.co.za has gathered. According to eNCA, JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar called the programme a "huge benefit".
"We are grateful to these instructors from China," he said.
Tembe also thanked the experts from China on social media. "It is a great honour & pleasure to host the delegation from the People' s Republic of China," he posted.
The JMPD says that this training will improve officers' performance and thus increase residents' safety.
Officers involved described the programme has a hard two weeks, but said it was worth it as community safety and service delivery are a priority.
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