President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi awards an honor student a second-class Order of Excellence in the 2019 Police Academy Commencement. July 20, 2019. TV screenshot
CAIRO - 20 July 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi attended on Saturday the 2019 Police Academy Commencement and awarded Egyptian and Palestinian honor students second-class Order of Excellence.
Students hold a parade in the 2019 Police Academy Commencement. July 20, 2019. TV screenshot
The students held parades and performed martial arts. Different simulations were carried out to showcase the students’ abilities in investigating different types of crimes. Examples included the examination of crime scenes in an apartment and a shop in a busy street. A police dog show took place to display the dogs’ skills in explosives detection.
Military show by students in the 2019 Police Academy Commencement. July 20, 2019. TV screenshot
Police Academy President Ahmed Ibrahim stressed the determination of police cadets to offer sacrifices while defending their homeland. Ibrahim described the graduation ceremony as a decisive moment that marks an annual feast for the police academy where president Sisi shares cadets their happiness about graduation.
The academy head, meanwhile, thanked Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik for leading Egypt's security path during a crucial stage, besides offering support for the academy to enhance its academic system.
"We have been in a race against time to achieve a quantum leap in the field of training in order to qualify policemen to have distinguished capabilities," Ibrahim added.
Police Academy President Ahmed Ibrahim delivering a speech in the 2019 commencement. July 20, 2019. TV screenshot
Ibrahim stated that the academy has adopted joint training which brought together the students of both police and military academies, given the state's mounting security needs as well as the ongoing anti-terror efforts.
The Police Academy affiliate training and development center had offered training for some 12,391 officers in all security fields throughout 2019, Ibrahim elaborated. He added that the academy's research center had trained 709 African security cadres from 44 African countries in tandem with the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development.
President Sisi shook hands with the children of the police and Armed Forces martyrs who delivered speeches at the commencement vowing to take the same path as their fathers in defending the homeland.
The academy celebrates the graduation of 1,200 police cadets, including 21 Palestinian graduates, the head of the academy noted.
The Egyptian Police Academy is one of the oldest in the Middle East as it was founded in 1896 and located in Cairo’s Abdeen neighborhood.
The commencement was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfik, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria Tawadros II, a number of ministers, media people, public figures, and former security commanders.
Additional reporting by MENA