Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, July 6 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Five representatives of Turkmenistan's Interior Ministry and Police Academy exchanged information and best practices in police education and curriculum development during a three-day study visit to Lithuania that concluded today, a message said.
The study visit was organized by the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, the OSCE Strategic Police Matters Unit and Lithuania, which holds the 2011 OSCE Chairmanship.
The participants were briefed on the Lithuanian Police structure, recruitment principles, police training institutions and international co-operation programmes during a visit to the Interior Ministry's Police Department. The delegation also visited the Department's forensic sciences centre. In Trakai, the delegation got acquainted with the Lithuanian Police School staff and curriculum.
"The OSCE participating States have extensive and valuable experience in police education and training. This study visit facilitated exchange of information and experiences in this important field," Ambassador Arsim Zekolli, the Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, said.
The study tour also included a visit to the Mykolas Romeris University in Kaunas, where the police officers from Turkmenistan were familiarized with the basic police training programme of Lithuania and visited a crime scene simulation classroom.