A record number of women make up the latest batch of new police recruits in Vanuatu.
13 of the 32 new members of the country's police force are women, the largest number to pass out in one go in Vanuatu.
The Acting Commissioner of Police Aru Maralau congratulated the recruits who have undergone their first five months of training at the Vanuatu Police Training College in Port Vila.
He stressed the importance of performing their duties ethically and professionally to provide peace and security for the people of Vanuatu.
He also thanked the Australian Government for funding the recruit course through the Vanuatu Australia Police Project.
For the first time, all recruits participated in driver training and are now all licensed to drive.