Police in Sistan and Baluchestan to be indigenized: Commander

General Hossein Rahimi
General Hossein Rahimi

Sistan provincial police chief said recruitment of Baluchi, Sunni locals is on the agenda of the law enforcement force.

The Commander of Sistan and Baluchestan Police Force said the provincial law enforcement force seeks to delegate more of the responsibility to ensure security in the southeastern border province to local residents. The following is the translation of part of Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi’s comments as reported by Arman-e Emrooz daily on December 10:

The provincial police chief said at present locals account for some 30 percent of the provincial law enforcement force, adding recruitment of Baluchi, Sunni locals is already underway.

Brigadier General Rahimi further said efforts are underway to admit between 400 and 600 local officers to provincial police academies by yearend [March 21, 2015].

Emad Askarieh
Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.
   
   

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