Royal Brunei Police Force

The Royal Brunei Police Force, RBPF (Malay: Polis Diraja Brunei (PDRB)) is in charge of prisons, fire services, the issuing of licenses, immigration, and keeping law and order in the streets. The RBPF has been one of the 190 members of INTERPOL, an intergovernmental organisation worldwide since 1984.

Royal Brunei Police Force
Polis Di-Raja Brunei
ڤوليس دراج بروني
Emblem of the Royal Brunei Police Force.svg
Logo of the Royal Brunei Police
AbbreviationRBPF / PDRB
MottoCepat dan Sempurna
Agency overview
Formed1921
Jurisdictional structure
National agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
Brunei
Operations jurisdictionBrunei
Legal jurisdictionNational
Governing bodyGovernment of Brunei
General nature
HeadquartersBandar Seri Begawan
Facilities
Police stations1, 000
Police carsProton Waja, Proton Wira, Proton Persona, Toyota Vios, etc.
Patrol Boats10 (3 Bendaharu; 7 PBD-type)[1]
Website
www.police.gov.bn

With a force of more than 4,400 officers, the RBPF is responsible for keeping law and order and providing law enforcement services. The mandate for the RBPF in keeping the law in the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam includes the prevention, detection and investigation of crime, collection of criminal intelligence, traffic control, escort duties (VIPs, cash, prisoners), sea and border patrol, public order, riot as well as public event control. [1]

RBPF timelineEdit

 
A Royal Brunei Police Force car responding to an incident in Bandar Seri Begawan
1906
Secondment of Police officers & personnel from the Straits Settlement.
1909
Insp. S.G Crummy was appointed as CPO.
1917
Ch/Insp. G.C. Mc Afee took over as CPO.
1921
Brunei Police Force Enactment was passed.
1923
Police duties were expanded to cover fire services, prisons, immigration, registration of motor-vehicles, issuing of driving licences, and miscellaneous licences, registration of aliens etc.
1942–45
Brunei Police Force were placed under the Japanese Military Administration.
1950
Police HQ was moved to Kuala Belait and the CPO was answerable to CP Sarawak.
CID was established.
1951
Brunei Police Force established its own Training Centre at Seria.
1957
Brunei Police band was set up and led by R.E.House.
1958
Immigration Department was established.
1959
Brunei Constitution required the Sultanate to have its own Commissioner of Police.
1960
Land Transport Department was established.
Reserve Unit was established to replace Sarawak Field Force Platoon.
1962
Brunei Police Force involved in defending the country against rebellion caused by the PRB.
1965
28th Ruler of Brunei consented to present a Royal Brunei Standard to the Brunei Police Force.
1967
Police Training Center was established at Jalan Aman, Berakas.
1971
Celebrated Golden Jubilee.
2nd Royal Standard was bestowed by the 29th Ruler.
1974
DYTM Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibol Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Haji Mohamed Bolkiah appointed as the Honorary Commissioner of Police.
Women Contingent was established.
1975
The Sultan consented to appoint Hajjah Masnah as the "Commandant of Women Police" and Hajjah Nor'ain as the "Deputy Commandant of Women Police".
First Bumiputera officer appointed as Commissioner of Police Jaya bin Rajid.
1984
Became member of INTERPOL on 4 September and ASEANAPOL.
1992
Participated in UNTAC mission in Cambodia.
1993
Participated in COMSA mission in South Africa.
Special Branch was disbanded and three-fourth of the personnel were absorbed into the newly formed Internal Security Department.
1995
RBPF reorganised its administrative structure.
1996
RBPF celebrated its Diamond Jubilee.
1997
Created additional Police District known as Jerudong Police District and upgraded its Traffic Division into Traffic Department.
2013
Royal Brunei Police Force 92nd Anniversary on 1 January since its establishment.

Organisation structureEdit

Organisations structure of Royal Brunei Police Forces

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ International Institute for Strategic Studies: The Military Balance 2017, p.277

External linksEdit