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‘It’s been my dream’: why cadets from outside the UAE want to train with Dubai Police – News

Published: Thursday, February 8, 2024, 9:40 p.m.

Last update: Thursday, February 8, 2024, 11:27 p.m.

The Dubai Police Academy trains officers not only in the UAE, but also across the GCC and neighboring Arab countries.

Speaking to Khaleej Times on Thursday, Rashid Ibrahim, a first-year cadet from Bahrain, expressed his excitement about enrolling in the academy. He said: “It has always been my dream to join the Dubai Police Academy due to its strong reputation and the training it offers.”

“I will make sure to graduate with a degree that makes my country and my family proud,” added Rashid, who is currently studying Law and Police Sciences.

Rashid Ibrahim

Rashid Ibrahim

Another Bahraini cadet, Yousif Ahmed, also in his first year, is proud to have been able to pass the rigorous selection process. He said: “For many young people, joining the police or the army is very difficult; This is especially true of the Dubai Police Academy due to its strong reputation and high standards. Fortunately for me, I passed.”

Yousif Ahmed

Yousif Ahmed

United Arab Emirates and beyond

Founded in 1987, the Academy has graduated 7,783 students in various programs including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in security sciences, law and police sciences, contributing significantly to the legal and security sectors in the UAE and beyond.

Director of the Dubai Police Academy, Brigadier General Sultan Abdul Hamid Al Jammal, highlighted the academy’s role as an educational, training and research institute that supplies judicial, legal, police and security agents in the UAE and 21 neighboring countries.

“(We) prioritize science, knowledge and scientific research as a path to progress, ensuring the highest quality of education and training,” he stated.

Colonel Abdul Aziz Muhammad Amin, director of Student Affairs, said cadets undergo a strict discipline and level of physical fitness that transforms them from civilian to military life, with a strong focus on military skills, leadership and the volunteering.

Legal and security education.

The Dubai Police Academy offers 16 study programs, including three bachelor’s programs in security and criminal sciences, law and police sciences, as well as evening studies in law. It also offers eight master’s programs and five doctoral programs in various specialties, in addition to legal and security education.

Colonel Mansour Al Balushi

Colonel Mansour Al Balushi

Deputy Chief Colonel Mansour Al Balushi said: “We ensure that cadets meet the standards required to become leaders capable of making decisions based on reliable scientific evidence. “We remain a beacon of knowledge and excellence for the security of the UAE and the wider region.”

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