Bahrain police academy 'open to all'
Manama, September 28, 2012
The admission to the Royal Police Academy (RPA) will remain open to all citizens without any discrimination, according to Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.
The announcement came as he chaired a RPA board meeting to discuss preparations for a graduation ceremony for the fifth batch of military cadets. He said the RPA is keen to teach human rights.
He issued directives to meet cadets' requirements and grant outstanding graduates scholarships to pursue higher studies abroad.
Shaikh Rashid also stressed the importance of expertise exchange with academies across the world and the need for educational and training programmes to address security challenges.
New higher education sections will be opened and the Police Research Centre's role in promoting community partnership will be activated.
The RPA will study a proposal to establish an English Centre to serve the ministry.
A two-week specialised course in co-operation with Interpol will be held in December with the participation of Arab delegates. It will focus on best practices.
A theme for the Security Research Award 2013 and the second scientific forum for Arab police in co-operation with Arab Naif University for Security Science were also discussed.
The minister inspected the new building of Royal Police College, expected to be completed next year. It will include housing for students, a library and administrative offices.-TradeArabia News Service