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First Royal Malaysia Police Graduation Ceremony 2015

Vice Chancellor John Coyne awards Constables "We are excited to be working with the Malaysians, providing the academic support and independent quality assurance." Professor Kevin Bampton, Director of the Institute

The first graduation ceremonies recently took place at the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) College in Kuala Lumpur and included three days of celebrations.

1,067 constables received their Diploma in Policing from University representatives and the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. A further 1,574 officers received their award in absence, as they were posted on duty.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Coyne, other senior academics and Derbyshire’s High Sheriff, David Coleman, attended the ceremonies.

Professor Malcolm Todd, Dean of the College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, said: “I am delighted that our International Policing and Justice Institute has entered into this highly prestigious partnership with the Royal Malaysia Police to deliver world-class police training.”

Professor Kevin Bampton, Director of the Institute, said: “We believe it’s the first time a UK university has done something of this nature.

“It is an enormous task, training tens of thousands of officers per year, but the Malaysians are committed to embedding the highest professional standards and we are here to support them. Malaysian criminal law draws inspiration from UK law, but it has been highly effective in making it relevant to a complex and sophisticated multi-ethnic society. We have much to learn from them.

“We are excited to be working with the Malaysians, providing the academic support and independent quality assurance which will further professionalise the country’s police force.”

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