Classes commences in Addu's National College of Policing and Law Enforcement

The National College of Policing and Law Enforcement. (Photo/ Police)

Classes commence in the National College of Policing and Law Enforcement recently opened in Addu City.

According to Maldives Police Service, the college began classes with Criminology – the second module of the Diploma in Criminal Investigation programme.

The fourth round of the Criminal Investigation programme was started for Addu City on January 23, and classes were taken temporarily at the Maldives National University’s (MNU) campus.

Additionally, Police stated that the course which runs for a year will go through modules relevant to the investigation such as academic writing, law and human rights, criminology and criminal justice system, investigation specific crimes and investigation management.

The programme targeted at investigation officers has 27 participants.

Officers from Th. Atoll, L. Atoll which falls under South Central Police Region and officers from Ga. Atoll, Gdh. Atoll, Fuvahmulah and Addu City come under the South Police Region.

The Police College developed with assistance from India was officially inaugurated by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on March 27.

The College includes accommodation blocks, a medical clinic, PT ground, helipad training centre, an 800-person capacity gym, a football court, a basketball court, a tennis court, a 400-meter track, a 340-person auditorium and classrooms able to house 320 students, by 40 students in each class.