King visits gendarmerie directorate

05 August 2019

His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II visited the General Directorate of the Gendarmerie on Monday.

Gendarmerie Director Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh and senior officials received King Abdullah.

His Majesty met with Hawatmeh and discussed a number of security and organisational issues concerning the duties of the gendarmerie forces.

At the meeting, attended by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Rashid bin El Hassan and Prince Abdullah bin Ghazi, the King was briefed on the plans and measures taken by the directorate to build the capacities of its personnel and safeguard the security of citizens and visitors, in line with human rights principles.

His Majesty commended the gendarmerie’s advanced level, noting the reputation the directorate has garnered for its commitment to professionalism.

The King also attended a security drill conducted by the gendarmerie directorate’s nuclear security unit, which simulated the field response to chemical and nuclear-related risks, as well as dealing with an attack on a facility, with the support of Civil Defence Directorate personnel.

His Majesty was also shown the equipment used by the nuclear security unit to detect hazardous material.

Also during the visit, the King met with a number of gendarmerie personnel who have been recognised for their distinguished performance and won national and international accolades.

His Majesty expressed pride in gendarmerie personnel, commending their professionalism in serving citizens and the nation.

The King also joined a group of gendarmes for lunch.