National Police Cadet (Malaysia)
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The National Police Cadet of Royal Malaysian Police is a uniformed body at selected high schools in Malaysia with the aim of inculcating discipline among students and helping to curb negative activities.
The idea to form a Police Cadet corps was triggered by the former Inspector-General of Police, late Tun Mohamed Salleh Ismail when opening Launching Police Cadet Team to 2 March 1970. He said,
The overall objective is to make the cadet a responsible citizen of the future. He must yield a strong and healthy influence among his colleagues, friends and family so that in the years ahead, there will be a new breed, of enlightened good citizens contributing to nation building.
Police Cadet platoon (one platoon per school) members are trainee cadets between Form 1 to Form 2, Senior Cadets, 3 Cadet Corporals and a Cadet Sergeant. Cadet team members and trainee Cadets are picked from high school students who had passed basic interviews and physical tests. Senior Cadets are made up of those who have passed interviews at PDRM (Royal Malaysian Police HQ) and one teacher in their respective high school would be selected to become a Cadet Inspector, tasked with being the platoon advisor. A Police Cadet platoon is normally made up of 35 members including a cadet senior officer, a sergeant and three corporals leading a team of 30 senior cadets and cadets.
Purposes of establishing
- Role Of Youth In "Nation Building"
- As Co-curricular activity In schools
Training and membership
- Open to students in high schools where Police Cadet platoons have been formed
- Membership is open only to those who are healthy and capable of weekend marches and running exercises.
- Selected members would be supplied with a specialised Police Cadet uniform which complies to a specific design.
- Police Cadet members are usually allowed (e.g. Sekolah Aminuddin Baki, KL) to wear their PDRM name tags, black leather shoes and PDRM web belts as part of their school uniforms.
Among other topics, basic Police Cadet training includes:
- Marching -- Marching activities with an annual marching competition at state level.
- Lectures -- Law, Police roles and responsibility, First Aid, Firearms
- Camping -- Annual camping supported by elements of PDRM's Polis Hutan or GOF. Platoon-sized tents are provided, with rations
- Shooting -- Annual shooting competition at PULAPOL. Commonly used firearms include the Colt M16, Smith & Wesson .38 Special, Browning Hi-Power, Walther PPK, Heckler & Koch MP5 and others.
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