Chinese envoys put JMPD officers through tough 2 week training

Chinese envoys put JMPD officers through tough 2 week training

- 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

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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.

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The training programme has taken place over the last two weeks, 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.

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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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