Turkey acts as world's police academy

ANADOLU AGENCY
ANKARA
Published 29.10.2017 19:58
Updated 29.10.2017 19:59
The Police Academy trained more than 3,700 foreign officers from 18 countries since 2011.
The Police Academy trained more than 3,700 foreign officers from 18 countries since 2011.

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.

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