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Jordan- King: Mutual respect, the guideline in citizen-police relationship

(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman, Oct 9 (Petra) –– His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said on Monday that the relationship between the citizen and policeman should be based on mutual respect, and that anyone found in breach of the law should be held to account. The Supreme Commander spoke at a meeting with Public Security Department Director General, Maj. Gen. Ahmad Al Faqih, to discuss a number of issues to upgrade policing work.

The Supreme Commander expressed his pride in and appreciation of the security agency's role to safeguard national security and stability and the country's achievements "with competence and high professionalism".

Mutual respect should be the basic principle in police-citizen relations, as the public security's mission is to protect the people and their dignity and entrench the rule of law, the King stressed.

Commenting on a recent incident in Irbid, the King said it was "an isolated incident that does not represent security forces", adding that any one breaking the law should be held to account. He said safeguarding the Kingdom's achievements is the responsibility of all, and that "it is absolutely unacceptable to violate it or undermine it for any reason whatsoever".

His Majesty said security forces should be a model for respecting the law and enforcing it.

Furthermore, the supreme commander stressed continuous training of PSD personnel to elevate their capacity and effectively carry out their tasks, expressing his confidence in the security apparatus's ability to combat crime and protect the state's prestige.

The King was briefed by the department's chief about the latest security incidents and developments, and executive plans and measures taken by the security agency to upgrade security service to the public and those living in the country, as well as efforts to fight and control crime.

During his visit to the PSD, the supreme commander watched from the command and control centre policing drills simulating potential security threats, which were separately carried out by the Anti-Narcotics Department, the Royal Administration for Environment Protection and the Protective Police, through direct link with the command and control centre via cameras mounted on drones.

9/10/2017 - 05:39:14 PM

Jordan- King: Mutual respect, the guideline in citizen-police relationship


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