Quality over quantity

The NCD Task Force is the way forward to ensure discipline and progress among police personnel.

NCD metropolitan police commander, Perou N'Dranou, outlined this when holding a parade with the Task Force unit.

N'Dranou said the initial set up of the unit was to act as a response squad for high risk cases.

He explained that the unit will have seven squads. Four on shift, two for foreign embassy call outs and one on standby.

The parade today was to reemphasise the unit tasking and standing in the metropolitan command as well as cut down 12 more personnel who have fallen behind in training requirements.

Initially, 150 personnel were screened and put through the training, which has been ongoing for the last 2 months. The Met Supt says excluding the 12 taken out today, there are still 46 personnel undergoing training.

N'Dranou says the intense training is to ensure that the task force set the benchmark for what it means to be a disciplined police unit in the city.

Come February, the final unit will be ready to begin tasking alongside the general police in the city.

For now they are still in training and respond alternately on advice from the Met Supt's Office.

(NCD metropolitan police commander, Perou N'Dranou, centre, during today’s parade)

Julianna Waeda