All police officers at the Coast will be re-examined to determine their capacity to provide first aid skills.
Coast regional police Commandant Marcus Ocholla said that since police are the first people to be at the scene of accident or to handle emergencies, they should be equipped with relevant First aid skills so that they save lives whenever they encounter emergencies.
According to Ocholla, first aid skills among Police officers at the Coast are inevitable.
“Though every Police officer acquires first aid skills during their training in all police colleges, because of new expanding dynamics police should be updated too,” noted Mr. Ocholla.
He said the exercise which will be launched soon will be spearheaded by an emergence response organisation St. John’s Ambulance.
“I will be the first person to go through a rigorous first aid re-examination process so as to ascertain whether I am qualified to save lives whenever their is an emergency,” said Mr. Ocholla.
The Coast regional Police commandant also urged Police officers to take the same skills to their families so that they enable them to avert dangers at home.
“These Police officers have families, parents and they too have social lives so they should equip their loved ones with such relevant life saving techniques,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ocholla said that all police stations will be equipped with modern first aid kits to facilitate emergency responses.
The Coast regional Police Boss was addressing police officers during police regional first aid competitions held at the Coast regional police headquarters in Mombasa on Saturday.