Addu City, Maldives – The newly opened National College of Policing and Law Enforcement will be a regional training hub, said Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed during the opening ceremony of the institution today.
… I believe that the work of this facility will be shaped such that it becomes a regional training hub where Asian and other law enforcement entities work with us.Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, 2022
He also added that the doors of the college would always be open in the fields of education and research work.
Speaking further, Hameed described the establishment of such a facility in the country as a huge advancement in the work of Police and other law enforcement agencies. As such, the facility would ensure further strengthening of Police training and the production of capable officers.
Highlighting the current issues faced by law enforcement authorities due to the lack of advanced training facilities, CP Hameed thanked the Indian government for it’s assistance provided free of charge.
India has always been a close ally, supporting the Maldives in various ways. And especially the country’s assistance has been significant in areas relating to the Police. Hence, with the opportunity made possible by India, more doors and opportunities will open up to shape the Police Service.Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, 2022
CP Hameed further talked on how the facility would increase the services being provided to the public and encouraged young officers to make the best out of the college.
In addition to the inauguration of the college, an MoU was also signed between Maldives and India, intending to promote and develop collaboration in the areas of mutual interest, and in particular, in the area of law enforcement and exchange of faculty and resource persons for academic and research purposes.