Present at the diploma ceremony was the acting police chief, Mrs. Irma Gordon, the director of the police academy, and Mrs. Jeanette Richardson Baars.
“They finalized the first part of their four years of study, and now practically their police career starts. The group of recent graduates will now reinforce the various districts. Congratulations to the graduates and their families. Much success in your police career”, Minister of Justice Rocco Tjon stated.
The Minister also gave a speech to Group 2021, which starts their study at the police academy. Group 2020 was selected from more than 500 applicants, so they were reminded to make good use of this opportunity. Not only will they be a part of a dynamic and professional organization, but also a family.
The Minister remarked that the police academy is in the heart of the Police Force and the instructors have vast knowledge and expertise.
The plan to privatize and convert the police academy into a justice academy will start soon. This academy will ensure that training for the existing personal will proceed faster, but will also provide courses to the public sector (for example special investigating civil servant - bijzonder opsporingsambtenaar). It will also provide training for the private sector (safety and security).