Hungarian police recruit ‘border-hunters’

Border-hunters, who will reinforce up to 10,000 police and soldiers patrolling a razor-wire fence built to keep migrants out, are being sought by the Hungarian police. The police have advertised for up to 3,000 guards.

The new border-hunters, like existing officers, will carry pistols with live ammunition, and have pepper spray, batons, handcuffs and protective kit.

The number of migrants reaching Hungary’s southern border with Serbia has stagnated, at fewer than 200 daily.

The new guards will start work in May.

The recruits will have six months’ training, they must be over 18, physically fit and must pass a psychological test, police officer Zsolt Pozsgai told Hungarian state television. Read more

 

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