x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Accreditation 'vital' for police colleges

Arab police academies need accreditation if they are to meet UAE standards, according to a senior Government official.

SHARJAH // Arab police academies need accreditation if they are to meet UAE standards, according to a senior Government official.

"There is no place for a non-accredited police college in the UAE," Dr Mohammed al Alaa, a director general at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, told the Arab Police Colleges Forum yesterday. "We value police services and want to be sure of the standards in all our colleges."

Major Gen Mohammed al Hudaidi, the Sharjah Police director general, said overseeing police colleges in this way helped to hold authorities accountable.

Accrediting institutions such as the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) oversee training courses to ensure that they meet established guidelines.

Ajman Police received an ISO accreditation for all their services yesterday just a few days after receiving a letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Interior. The missive commended the department for being the leading police agency in the country in reducing road deaths, lowering them by almost 40 per cent in three years, said Col Ali Alwan, the Ajman Police director general.

The two-day forum ends today.

 

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