On May 15, 2018, the Government issued Decree No.75/2018/ND-CP regulating the organization, duties, powers and uniforms of the security forces on train. The Decree took effect since July 1, 2018.
Accordingly, Decree No.75/2018/ND-CP stipulates the duties of the security forces on train as follows:
- To work out plans, proposals and recommendations on measures to assure security on trains with railway transport enterprises;
- To take professional measures to detect, prevent, stop acts such as threatening the safety of running a train; throwing objects from the train; damage of the train’s equipment, unsanitary conditions on train; disturb public order on train; threatening the health and life of passengers; stealing property of passengers, railway employees, enterprises, cargo and luggage carried on train; violations of the provisions of the Law on fire and explosion prevention on train; other illegal acts in train.
- To coordinate with functional agencies and forces in performing the tasks, including: law dissemination, propagation and education for transport hirers and passengers; instructing transport hirers and passengers to take part in the protection of security and order on board; firmly grasp the situation of security, social order and safety on the railway with trains running through; clearing, disposing of bombs, mines, biological weapons, chemicals, radioactive substances, handling luggage, cargoes, postal matters and other objects containing dangerous articles when transported on train; control of passengers go up and down train; to handle cases of fire, terrorism, smuggling and commercial fraud occurring on train; organizing the rescue of injured persons on train; to assist the Head on train in exercising his/her competence to detain people according to administrative procedures on board; solving and dealing with natural disasters and railway traffic accidents; preventing and dealing with other violations occurring on board.
Decree No.75/2018/ND-CP has specifically regulated on assigning the security forces on train, thereby contributing in increasing the sense of responsibility in the work of security safety and fire prevention on the railway.