Rabat – Seven-year-old Yassir El Khoukhi, a Moroccan boy who aspires to become a police officer, fulfilled his dream on Saturday, November 30, with a trip to the Police Prefecture of Casablanca.
Yassir is definitely too young to drive, but he got behind the wheel of a police car for a cute photo. Photo via DGSN/Twitter
A video of the “little policeman” went viral on Moroccan social media networks a few months ago. In the video, the boy is wearing a police uniform and brandishing a handheld radio transceiver, or walkie-talkie.
The boy described his dreams of becoming a police officer to the person recording the video.
Yassir cited Abdellatif Hammouchi, head of Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), and Abdelhak El Khiame, head of Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ), as his main role models.
Yassir also explained that he had learned the articles of Morocco’s penal code by heart.
The DGSN invited Yassir to visit the various facilities used by security services in Casablanca, according to the news outlet 2M. The boy received a guided tour of the Police Prefecture of Casablanca along with detailed explanations of the various types of police work.
Yassir prepared for his future as a police officer by hopping on a police motorcycle. Photo via DGSN/Twitter
Abdellah El Wardi, the chief officer at the Casablanca prefecture, gifted Yassir with a uniform and a badge.
Yassir recieved his own uniform and badge. Photo via DGSN/Twitter
Last June, Morocco’s DGSN received another young boy at the police headquarters in Rabat. Saad, a young cancer patient, also dreams of becoming a police officer.
La #DGSN exauce le rêve de Saad. Un jeune qui lutte avec courage contre le cancer et qui rêvait de devenir policier. Une visite lui a été spécialement organisée à la préfecture de police de Rabat.
Initiative humaine consolidant les valeurs de l’ouverture et de la police citoyenne pic.twitter.com/dIFrQEYISN
— DGSN MAROC (@DGSN_MAROC) June 29, 2019
Both initiatives aim to strengthen the DGSN’s policy of openness with the public.