By: Latifa Yusuf Masai
MANDERA (Somalilandsun) – The police training college has graduated its 26th batch of recruits which is solely composed of Female officers who are to serve in various stations of the country.
At a graduation ceremony officiated by The minister of Interior Hon Mohamed Duur Arale at the police academy in Mandera district 150 female police officers took oath to enforcement the law and order thus official deployment to various duty stations nationwide.
Also in attendance to witness the graduation at the colourful were the Minister of Justice Hon Hussein Ahmed Aideed, national police commissioner Gen Abdilahi Fadal Iman, Prisons commissioner, UNDP representatives and relatives and friends of the graduates.
The minister of interior Mohamed Duur Arale who officially inducted the 150 female officers to the police force thanked them for their voluntary recruitment and subsequent successfully training.
Said he, “Your graduation is a clear signal that the hopes of the country lie on the shoulders of its literate youths who have chosen tedious public service over others”
The security chief also thanked the UN Development program for its continued support to the police force especially as pertains to trainings through its Law and Order project that has been under implementation for a number of years.
A briefing by Gen Fadal revealed that the graduate female officers who begun their UNDP sponsored training on 1/11/2012 were fully qualified for service after successful conclusion of their training , in which they received instructions in the penal code, Traffic laws, Tax laws, Human rights and Constitution of the country.
“As per the public relations policy of the police force the graduates are also skilled in matters related to the establishment and practice of good working relations with members of the public” said Gen Fadal
The police boss further informed the graduated female officers will be deployed to their new work stations immediately where they shall enhanced the capabilities of the police force that was recently beefed up by the 25th batch of 365 officers that graduated a short while back.
While thanking the commandant of the Mandera police academy, Gen Fadal urged the ongoing trainees from the Rapid Reaction Unit to not only emulate their outgoing colleagues but surpass them as well.
In pursuit of ensuring that officers in charge of police stations are in tandem with the incoming new officers who are youthful and literate Gen Fadal said that the O-I-Cs will undertake regular in-service trainings that shall commence next week for select officers from Maroodi-jeeh, Gabile and Hawd regions respectively.