“Royal Bhutan Police: Journey Thus Far (1965-2015)”, a golden jubilee publication of RBP to celebrate its 50th anniversary was launched on November 7 at the RBP Headquarters by the Home Minister, Dawa Gyeltshen. The publication is dedicated to the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
It encapsulates the historical perspectives and changing dynamism of policing in Bhutan through pictures and narratives, celebrating the 50 illustrious years of RBP under the enlightened leadership, unparalleled wisdom and constant guidance of the visionary Monarchs of Bhutan.
The celebration of the 50 golden years of RBP was marked by the historic visit of His Majesty the King to the police training institute in Jigmeling, and the Royal Address during the Passing Out parade of the 47th Batch of Gagsars on March 15. RBP said it was the highest honour and a matter of great pride to the ranks.
“With great honour and deep respect, all the ranks of RBP offer our humble prayers for the good health, happiness and long life of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. On this occasion, we also pledge our solemn loyalty and dedication to serve Tsa-Wa-Sum with courage, determination and firmness by promoting the principles of integrity, accountability and transparency,” said Chief of Police, Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel.
Home Minister expressed his appreciation and gratitude to RBP for their round-the-clock hard work and dedication in bringing peace and security during the last 50 years of service to the nation.
RBP was formally instituted on 1 September 1965 under the command of His Majesty the Third Druk Gyaplo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Since then, thousands of men and women have proudly donned the blue uniform to protect citizens and safeguard the country.
Today, 50 years later, RBP stands proud, guided by the wisdom and visionary leadership of the beloved Monarchs and the invaluable contributions by RBP pioneers in fulfilling the sacred duty of enforcing the laws and ensuring eternal peace and harmony in the country.