DOHA: The Police College received the first batch of 130 students for the 2014-2015 academic year on Saturday.
The students from Qatar and other Arab countries will obtain a bachelor’s degree in law and police science after a four-year course.
They were welcomed by the General Manager of the college, Brigadier Dr Mohamed Abdulla Al Mohanna, the Director of Technical Office of the Minister of Interior, Brigadier Badr Ibrahim Al Ghanim, the Director of Strategic Planning Department of the ministry and Member of the Supreme Council of Police College (SCPC), Col. Abdul Rahman Majid Al Sulaiti, the Assistant Director of Human Resources Department, Maj. Dr. Muhammad Hamad Al Giythain, the Director of Administrative and Financial Department of the College, Capt. Jaber Hamoud Al Noaimi, the Director of Training Department of the College, Capt. Fahad Saeed Al Sobaiei, and other officials and faculty.
Brigadier Mohammed Al Marri underscored the leadership’s keenness to establish the college to serve the community and enhance safety and security in the country.
He also highlighted efforts exerted by SCPC, under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani who issued directives to ensure the availability of best experts in police science and law in the college.
He said the college represents Qatar National Vision 2030 and the ministry’s strategy to increase its human resources with qualified officers who work on the prevention and control of crimes in accordance with the Qatari law and constitution.
He thanked authorities which contributed to the establishment of the college, including the Supreme Education Council, Lekwiya, Kahrama and Ashghal and the parents for their trust in the college.
Brig. Al Ghanim said the college will produce trained officials as it has signed cooperation agreements with top security colleges in the world.
Col. Al Sulaiti thanked all those who contributed to the completion of the college to make it a military academic body with higher standard not only in GCC, but in the Middle East.
The college was founded following Emiri Decree No. 161 for 2013 to develop qualified and trained officers in the fields of legal and police, and curricula and methods of education and training to keep pace with developing legal services and encourage and support research, innovation and creativity among students to cope with new developments in the security and legal areas.