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The Police College on Thursday celebrated the graduation of the fourth batch of college’s students from the commandos course under the auspices of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Police College.
The seven-week course saw 88 students taking part in the training camp in Zekreet.
The graduation ceremony was attended by HE Major-General Dr Abdullah Yousef Al Mal, Advisor to the Minister of Interior and vice-chairman of the Supreme Council of the Police College, a number of directors of departments and senior officers of the Ministry of Interior, the Armed Forces and the Lekhwiya Force.
Speaking on the occasion, Major-General Mal said that the commandos course for graduates of the fourth batch is the last core course required to graduate from the Police College and obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Police Sciences.
He pointed out that the completion of this course means that the members of the fourth batch of the college have completed their academic studies and practical training.
Major-General Mal stressed that the continuous encouragement by the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior for the students of the fourth batch contributed to raising their morale, which was evident in the field exercises during the course, where everyone competed in order to show the best of their abilities and skills, emphasising their readiness to engage in police work.
He pointed out that the commandos course is a comprehensive one that qualifies its members to perform the most complex security tasks, trains them to behave properly under all types of pressure and raises the level of physical fitness and endurance.
He added that the Police College proved its high ability to graduate qualified cadres through theoretical study programmes in legal and police aspects, as well as in all military aspects.
He wished the graduates a future full of giving to serve their dear country.
For his part, Director-General of the Police College Brigadier-General Dr Mohammed Abdullah Al Muhana Al Marri said that the college has been distinguished by strategic planning and careful implementation of all educational, training and administrative programmes and systems.
He added that within a few years, the college has succeeded in recording great achievements and it is constantly working on updating training programmes and systems to keep pace with the accelerating challenges in the security field at the global level.
He pointed out that the students of the fourth batch, during the past weeks, made a great effort in performing all the strong exercises and complex scenarios in the course, which was reflected in their results in the end-of-programme exams.
The most important training programmes included in the course were providing first aid for the injured, naval combat and dealing with explosives. The course also included training on combat in populated areas, raids, capture and control, night patrols, long walks, compass training, shooting skills, command of operations among other topics.
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