The NSW Premier, The Hon. Barry O’Farrell, MLA, has praised the work of Charles Sturt University (CSU) for its innovation in securing a three year contract with the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs to deliver an international education and training program for the Indian Police Service (IPS).
While visiting India last month as part of a NSW trade delegation, Mr O’Farrell visited the IPS’s National Police Academy in Hyderabad. Accompanied by CSU Associate Dean of Policing, Associate Professor Tracey Green and representatives from NSW Police and Australian Federal Police, the Premier attended a meeting with the senior executives of the Academy.
“The NSW Premier visited the Indian Police Service in recognition of the success of Charles Sturt University and the IPS in developing and delivering the Mid Career Training Program. This is an excellent example of international collaboration. We were pleased that the Premier was able to include this visit to the Academy, as NSW played a major role in hosting the students and sharing their experience,” Professor Green said.
The Premier praised CSU academics for the relationship they had developed with IPS over the past three years during which time they delivered the program to more than 300 senior Indian police officers, stating he was proud of the work NSW Police and CSU had done.
Mr O’Farrell was also delighted that his Deputy, The Hon. Andrew Stoner, MLA, met with the latest group of IPS officers when they visited Sydney in March this year. Read more here
The Premier believed that the sharing of knowledge and best practice in policing was an excellent step forward in bilateral law enforcement and cooperation between Australia and India.
“The program has allowed senior Indian police to share experiences and network with Australian police from NSW, Victoria and the Australian Federal Police. It has been an excellent educational opportunity for all concerned,” Professor Green said.
“During the recent visit to India with the Premier, it was inspiring to hear that many alumni from the Mid Career Training Program have now transferred their learning into practice, implementing innovative change within their policing in India.
“There is no doubt they have a very challenging role and we Australians also gained a great deal from this successful program.”