More than 350 police recruits graduated at a passing out at the Dubai Police Training College in Jumeirah. His Highness Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Defence Minister and Head of Dubai Police and Public Security, attended the ceremony.
The 10 squads had just finished courses in general education and law, as well as training in military and physical fitness. While they were taking part in the parade, other students were continuing some of the other courses at the college. The courses include special training for traffic and port and marine police, and for the police band.
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