Prof. Dr. Nour Al-Din Abu Al-Rob, the President of Al-Istiqlal University, received a delegation from the Palestine College for Police Sciences to discuss cooperation, including Brig. Gen. Emad Al-Ibrahim, the Director of the Police College, Dr. Abdul Latif Rabaya, the Deputy Director of the College for Academic Affairs, Mr. Bashar Al-Ahmad, the Legal Adviser to the Palestinian Police, and Mr. Khaled Abu Zahra, the Deputy Director of the Training Department in the Police Service, in the presence of Dr. Nayef Jarad, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Al-Istiqlal University, and Dr. Ali Ayada, the Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs, and Dr. Ziad Sharkawy, the Assistant to the Academic deputy, and Dr. Riyad Shreim, the Dean of the Training Institute, Dr. Essam Al-Atrash, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dr. Nael Zaid, the Dean of the Intermediate College for Security Studies, Capt. Abdul Rahman Qalalwa, the Head of the Police Training Department, and Capt. Salam Zablah, the Head of the Vocational Training Department.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Dr. Abu Al-Rob welcomed the guest delegation, praising the role of the Palestinian Police College and its important specializations, which constitute a ground for joint work with Al-Istiqlal University to implement training programs for qualifying officers at the highest levels.
Also, he stressed that Al-Istiqlal University is serious about building partnership and cooperation with the Palestinian police force represented by its distinguished faculty to reach a comprehensive and solid agreement to develop training programs that will qualify and graduate officers who serve their people, their society, and their country.
For his part, Dr. Nayef Jarad said that today is a new beginning to establish and activate a full partnership with the Palestinian Police College, stressing that Al-Istiqlal University and all of its components work on graduating qualified officers to serve the Palestinian security establishment. Also, he indicated that the agreement works on regulating the relationship and the exchange of competencies and experiences in the field of the police academy programs, in coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in addition to detailing programs and studying their levels in partnership with the organization and administration Authority.
Furthermore, Dr. Jarad said that Al-Istiqlal University needs specialized police staff and its professional training structure and college programs, especially in criminal law and criminology programs, pointing out that the University is working on preparing a forensic laboratory to be used by the police and scientific research, in addition to activating cooperation between both sides in the societal field.
Moreover, Brig. Gen. Al-Ibrahim said that the police service seeks to build a partnership with Al-Istiqlal University by signing a comprehensive memorandum of understanding to form a general framework and solid foundation to implement the various programs and training, besides working on several levels, including daily communication, activities, and events.
In turn, Dr. Rabaya discussed the cooperation with Al-Istiqlal University through intermediate diplomas, including a one-year professional diploma in police sciences, a diploma in tourism and environmental security, a diploma in judicial control, research and investigation, and a diploma in reform and rehabilitation, in addition to three intermediate programs.
In conjunction, Mr. Abu Zahra praised the efforts of the administrative team of Al-Istiqlal University, stressing the importance of the complementary responsibility in deepening the joint work between the two sides, noting that the Police College has several academic programs that establish the basis for a real and realistic partnership.
In his speech, Mr. Al-Ahmad, the legal advisor, focused on strengthening the partnership between the two parties by embarking on true complementarity in work, which lays the foundations for the continuation and sustainability of this cooperation, as the academic development in the security institution has become present for its members to develop their academic and research capabilities.