New Zealand Embassy Ha Noi, Viet Nam

NZ Police delivers medical training in Viet Nam

Three New Zealand Police trainers were in Hanoi from 18-22 April to deliver a tactical medical training course to officers from the Ministry of Public Security.

The course was an agreed activity under a Cooperative Arrangement on Countering Trans-National Crime concluded between NZ Police and MPS in 2010, and was funded by the New Zealand Government’s Asia Security Fund.

A total of 20 officers received the training. For some it was an opportunity to learn how to better provide ‘first response’ assistance when facing basic medical emergencies, while others such as paramedics from the MPS medical division received medium-level training. NZ trainers also conducted a joint training exercise with police tactical groups during the week.

This is the first time a NZ Police tactical medical training course has been delivered in Viet Nam, although several previous crime scene investigation training courses have been conducted in the past. It is hoped that courses in both areas will be able to be delivered again in Viet Nam in future.

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