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PPA celebrates 50th Anniversary and receives noble title

May, 15 2018
MPS - The People’s Police Academy (PPA) on May 14 held a solemn ceremony to mark its 50th Traditional Day (May 15, 1968 – 2018) and receive the title of “Hero of the Armed Forces”.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the event.

The event saw the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; Senior Lieutenant General To Lam, Member of the Politburo, Minister of Public Security; Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee of Hanoi; Mr. Le Hong Anh, former Member of the Politburo, former Minister of Public Security; and retired and current leaders of the MPS.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents the title of “Hero of the Armed Forces” to the PPA.

50 years ago on May 15, 1968, the MPS decided to establish a new professional training facility of the police force, called the People’s Police School, which later developed into various public security academies and schools, including the PPA. Currently, the PPA has over 1,300 officers, including many professors, associate professors, doctors, masters, and people’s teachers. Annually, it trains some 18,000 students of all courses, including 12,000 full-time students at the Academy and 6,000 in-service students at various units and localities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recognized and praised the achievements gained by the PPA in the past time, and asked all officers, lecturers, students and workers of the academy to further strive to build the PPA as a more prestigious domestic and international professional training center.

Minister To Lam speaks at the event.

He also hoped the academy will soon become a standard professional training facility and an intellectual center of the police force and country. The PPA should also be a think-tank for the Party and State, which can generate good initiatives, strategies and policies on the management of social order and national security, including traditional and non-traditional security aspects.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; Minister To Lam and other delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the cultural work of "Truyen thong Anh hung" (Heroic Tradition) located in Ho Chi Minh Square of the PPA.

Minister To Lam also extended his congratulations to the PPA on their 50th Traditional Day and the noble title. He believed that the Public Security Forces in general and the PPA in particular would further promote their fine history and strive to fulfill their core tasks of protecting national security and maintaining social order and safety, deserving the trust of the Party, the State and the People. 

By Tue Lam
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