Applications to Turkish Police Academy reach record high
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Ankara Police Academy held a graduation ceremony for its students with the participation of Interior Minister Muammer Güler June 24. AA photoMore than 65,000 people applied for the Turkish Police Academy’s forthcoming academic year.
A record number submitted their applications to the Police Vocational Schools of Higher Education for the 2014/2015 academic year, whereas only 7,000 students will be accepted, said the Head of the Police Academy Prof. Dr. Remzi Fındıklı.
“This indicates that big favor is shown to the police. The police offer a reputable service and it makes us happy to see that everyone wants to become policemen,” Fındıklı said, stressing that the Police Academy was the only higher education institution in Turkey to provide such training.
The head of the academy said 28 Police Vocational Schools of Higher Education were functioning under the academy, where students attend law, technical and cultural courses offered by the experts.
Fındıklı said 330 foreign students from 16 countries received education at the academy this past year, making it “not only a national academy but also an international – even a world – academy.” He added that their international alumni were representatives of the Turkish Police Academy, forming a bridge between the two countries. “Therefore,” Fındıklı said “our businessmen, politicians, and administrators build very close contacts with these students at their destination state and these students sustain the relations with that country.”