Thin blue line

Source:Global Times Published: 2015-10-25 17:58:01

At the training bases of the Public Security Bureau in Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, members from the Special Police Force hone their skills with daily training drills.

At one training base, the bureau's SWAT team train in the use of weapons. This elite team of police officers, aged 26 on average, was established on May 22, 2010 and has since participated in a series of operations, including dealing with terrorists, armed criminals and hostage situations and boosting security at important events, according to local media.

At another base, members from the No. 8 detachment are having physical training. According to local regulations, all new recruits to Urumqi's Public Security Bureau need to join the Special Police Force detachment for several years, before they are sent to other posts in the bureau.

Global Times

Members of the SWAT team engage in tactical training by getting into different formations. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

Members of the Special Police Force take target practice at a training base in Urumqi. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

A member of the Special Police Force lifts a tire at a training base in Urumqi. Photo: Cui Meng/GT


Climbing poles with bare hands is also part of the training. Photo: Cui Meng/GT


A female officer takes aim at a flying target. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

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