Turkey acts as world’s po­lice academy

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - National -

THE ANKARA BASED Po­lice Academy trained 3,711 po­lice of­fi­cers from 18 coun­tries be­tween 2011 and 2017, ac­cord­ing to data com­piled by the Po­lice Depart­ment. As part of dozens of bi­lat­eral agree­ments with for­eign coun­tries, Turkey had agreed to train law en­force­ment of­fi­cers in the past decade. Ac­cord­ing to fig­ures, in the last ed­u­ca­tion year, the Po­lice Academy trains of­fi­cers from Al­ba­nia, Moldova, Bos­nia, Kaza­khstan, Mon­go­lia, Turk­ish Cyprus, Mon­tene­gro, Afghanistan, Pak­istan, Ser­bia, Gu­atemala, Su­dan and Jor­dan in 10 sep­a­rate ar­eas, in­clud­ing lead­er­ship, hu­man re­sources man­age­ment, ed­u­ca­tion gen­der equal­ity, po­lice in­ter­ven­tion tech­niques and ba­sic shoot­ing train­ing.

The coun­try that sent the great­est num­ber of po­lice of­fi­cers was Afghanistan. Since May 10, 2011, Kabul has sent 3,091 of­fi­cers. The Po­lice Academy pro­vided train­ing to fe­male Afghan of­fi­cers for five terms, in ad­di­tion to four terms for male re­cruits and two terms for ex­perts. On Oct. 15, a new batch of 350 fe­male Afghan trainees be­gan their term in the academy.

The academy also pro­vides train­ing to lo­cal agen­cies, in­clud­ing to the members of the Na­ture Preser­va­tion and Na­tional Parks Depart­ment, whose 862 members were trained in weapons ear­lier this month.

The Po­lice Academy trained more than 3,700 for­eign of­fi­cers from 18 coun­tries since 2011.

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