The public security force has fulfilled its tasks of maintaining national security and social order and safety, said President Truong Tan Sang while attending the 70th national police conference in Hanoi on December 30.

The sector has promptly detected and prevented the sabotage plots and activities of hostile and reactionary forces, he said, noting the complicated developments of crimes, especially organised ones, which threaten social stability and people’s life.

However, the State leader pointed out its shortcomings in investigating criminal cases and preventing crimes.

The leading task of the force is to rely on the combined strength of the entire political system, army and people as well as continuously improve professional knowledge to firmly safeguard national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, he said.

President Sang also emphaised the need for the sector to protect the Party, State, people and socialism as well as the cause of national renewal, industrialisation and modernisation./.