184 officers finish security training for World Cup ق€™22

The Qualification and Training Unit, under the Security Committee of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), yesterday hosted the graduation of 184 officers who completed security and safety training for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Major General Ali Mohamed al-Rashed, head of the Competitive Establishments Unit at SC, Major General Khalifa Abdullah al-Nuaimi, director of National Command Centre (NCC) and a number of directors and officers of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Lekhwiya Force were present on the occasion.

The bronze-level programme was attended by 95 officers from the MoI, Lekhwiya and the Qatar Armed Forces who completed training in internationally accredited safety and security programmes run by the UK-based Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

The training was in protecting human rights, management of major events and controlling crowds during sporting events in addition to enhancing their abilities to interact with fans from different countries.

The graduated officers will join those officers who completed the training in 2018 and secured the venues during the World Athletics Championship and the Arab Gulf Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. The second programme, meant to prepare trainers for security training, was attended by 19 officers from various units of SC.

The training included best courses run in co-operation with specialised agencies like the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and security department of Turkish Police.

These trainers will train security personnel and sporting events staff in order to help them improve their skills and enhance their capabilities in crime detection and prevention of security issues during events.

The third programme, which included security and safety training in sports stadiums, was attended by 70 persons specialised in securing stadiums. This internationally recognised programme is run by accredited agencies specialised in providing safety and security in stadiums.

Deputy head of the Security Committee’s Qualification and Training Unit Abdulrahman al-Suwaidi said the efforts are aimed at achieving the highest levels of excellence and success in securing international sporting events in Qatar.

He said that the officers attended training courses in ensuring security and safety as per FIFA regulations, command skills, crowd management, major accident response and FIFA human rights. The participants engaged in a number of practical exercises and sports events.

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