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.”

Training / 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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