Manama, Dec. 8 (BNA): Interior Minister, General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, today attended the graduation ceremony of the fifth batch of master's degree students of the Royal Academy of Police (RAP).
The academy offers two master's degree programmes; criminal and police science and administration and security science, along with a master's degree in cooperation with the University of Huddersfield.
The event, held for 178 graduates, was attended by Chief of Public Security, Lieutenant-General Tariq Al Hassan and RAP Commander, Brigadier Fawaz Al Hassan.
The Interior Minister expressed thanks and appreciation to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for his support and care for the police personnel to promote their national security protection role. He also expressed gratitude for the follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to reinforce security preparedness.
He asserted that promoting higher education, the development of security approach, and the police policies for positive dealing with future challenges are crucial for tackling security changes and the expansion of smart policing and the utilisation of artificial intelligence. He noted that the development and modernisation process of the Interior Ministry covers many security areas to meet requirements and develop capabilities and skills.
The Interior Minister congratulated the graduates and expressed thanks and appreciation for their efforts and the rich contents of their research that could contribute to advanced security services and enhance performance to meet inspirations and future development requirements.
RAP Commander, in a speech, highlighted the academy's dedication to promoting higher education programme, as the Supreme Council for Education accredited in 2021 around 12 programmes, including six master's degrees and six PhD degrees in various security and legal fields. The Academy started a gradual implementation of the programmes. He highlighted that the graduation ceremony reflects the role of RAP in getting students ready to meet the ambitious national development requirements.
After that, the Interior Minister honoured top graduates and directed the students to contribute more towards serving the nation. He valued the role of RAP in promoting education and training programmes. He wished them all the best.