Chinese policing experts train Jo'burg Metro police, South Africa
Policing experts from China have spent two weeks in South Africa providing advanced training to a group of officers at the Johannesburg Metro Police Department.
JMPD officers wrestle on the ground during a training exercise conducted by Fujian Police College trainers. [Photo: Joburg Public Safety]
Officials with the City of Johannesburg said 30 officers were trained in hand-to-hand combat and self-defense skills they can use when arresting suspects, says the local publication Times Live.
Two trainers from Fujian Police College demonstrates combat techniques to officers from the Johannesburg Metro Police Department. [Photo: Joburg Public Safety]
"The officers could use the training for unarmed and defense measures when arresting suspects, as well as tactical principles on how to execute surprise moves on suspects when entering a house or a building to face armed suspects," said police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minaar.
Michael Sun of the City of Johannesburg speaks to a group of trainees. [Photo: Joburg Public Safety]
The training was provided by experts from Fujian Police College, and was facilitated by China's embassy in South Africa. The officers who completed the training course were awarded a certificate.
The new Unarmed Defense and Control badge of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department. [Photo: Joburg Public Safety]