Doha: Director-General of the Police College, Brigadier Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al Muhana Al Marri, said that the College has achieved a large part of its goals and vision to be a beacon of police and legal sciences for its students. The College has graduated two batches in these fields.
Speaking on the occasion of the Graduation Ceremony of Third Batch of Police College Candidates, Brigadier Dr. Al Marri said: “The number of graduates in the third batch is 112, among them 93 Qataris from Ministry of Interior (MoI) and several military entities in the country. Also, 19 graduates from the brotherly Arab countries, such as Jordan, Palestine, and Yemen.”
The graduation ceremony was held yesterday at the Police Training Institute of the Police College in Al Sailiya and was attended by the candidates’ relatives.
Brigadier Al Marri noted that the Police College seeks to achieve its mission of graduating highly-skilled police officers through the continuous development of its academic and training programmes. He noted that the skills acquired at the College would help officers to keep pace with the requirements of the times in behaviour and performance while adhering to customs, traditions, and values of Arab and Islamic nations, pride in belonging to the dear homeland, and loyalty to Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
“What the College is doing comes as a confirmation of the directives of H H the Amir, as human development is one of the most important pillars of Qatar National Vision. The Qatari citizens remain the focus of our main concern, by providing them the best levels of education that guarantee advancement and progress,” he said.
Brigadier Dr. Al Marri explained that the College’s study and training plans were affected by the pandemic. Still, the College succeeded in implementing training courses and programmes through online platforms. The College also took all precautionary measures approved by the authorities concerned.
The third batch officer candidates received 1,754 hours of training on infantry, shooting, weapons, command & control, diving, paragliding, riot control, and thunderbolt training.
Sports training for the officer candidates amounted to 997 hours of body fitness, self-defence, and swimming, to provide them with the best sporting skills to enhance their capabilities.
The Police College also provided an intensive academic programme for the third batch of officer candidates in legal, policing, and general studies. The total number of academic hours reached 130 hours.
For his part, Colonel Dr. Jaber Hammoud Jaber Al Nuaimi, Director of the Administration and Financial Affairs Department, congratulated the graduates and their parents for obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Police Sciences. He also said that the graduation ceremony this year was distinguished, as the College had prepared for it for a long time, despite the spread of coronavirus.
“The Police College has been keen to involve the GCC and other Arab countries by providing annual seats to them. In this batch, we graduated 19 candidates from Jordan, Yemen, and Palestine,” Colonel Dr. Al Nuaimi said.
Other officials and directors of departments at the MoI affirmed that the Police College had demonstrated its excellence in graduating high-quality officers who can protect the security, implement the law, and establish justice with enlightened security thought.
Commenting on their success and honour from Amir H H, the outstanding graduates affirmed that the Police College’s educational environment stimulated them for more success and helped them combine theoretical and practical training.
Officer candidate Hamad bin Nasser Abdullah Mohammad Al Thani, who topped the batch winning the Amir Sword, said that study stimulates everyone. He said winning the award is everyone’s dream, adding that the batch is ready to serve the nation professionally. For his part, Abdullah Yusef Abdullah Al Yusuf Al-Sulaiti, who finished second in the batch, said the College creates an educational environment that stimulates diligence and academic achievement.
“We gained a lot of language skills from studying and understood the importance of discipline. Indeed, the College is an integrated school, academically and militarily, and we would not have reached this level without the modern training curriculum under the supervision of professors and officers.”