Police officers from many countries graduated on Tuesday, (6 February) from the 52nd Overseas Officers General Course in a ceremony in London.
GV PAN Metropolitan Police Training School building
SV Training school sign
GV INT Mr. Macoun inspecting cadets in hall
SCU Mr. Macoun inspecting and talking to cadets (4 shots)
CU Officer Mavuso of Swaziland
CU Officer Yahya B. Tinggal of Brunei
CU Officer R.A. Burrows of Bahamas
CU Officer A. Esiri of Nigeria
SV Inspectors Mak Siu Ming being presented baton by Mr. Macoun (2 shots)
SCU Office G.L. Bascombe being presented
SV Sgt. Williams being presented
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Background: Police officers from many countries graduated on Tuesday, (6 February) from the 52nd Overseas Officers General Course in a ceremony in London.
The eighteen officers from 12 countries took part in a special passing out parade at the Metropolitan Police Training School inspected by Mr. Michael Macoun, police advisor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Mr. Macoun presented a baton of honour to the graduate with the highest marks in the 20-week course--Inspector Mak Siu Ming from Hong Kong.
The officers' course is for experienced policemen who have shown potential for promotion. They study all aspects of crime detection and prevention, with advanced training in law and police duties.
SYNOPSIS: In London, eighteen police officers from twelve nations graduated on Tuesday from the fifty-second officers' general course at the Metropolitan police school.
The officers were inspected on parade and addressed by Mr. Michael Macoun, police advisor with the Foreign and Commonwealth office. They are the latest officers to graduate from the 20 week course in police methods.
Mr. Macoun presented commendation awards to the members of the course who obtained over eighty per cent in their examinations.
Inspector Mak Siu Ming of Hong Kong received the baton of honour from Mr. Macoun for gaining the highest examination marks of all candidates on the course.
The course, under the auspices of the Overseas Development Administration, was started in 1950. Since then, over fifteen hundred officers have taken part. This year candidates came from such areas as Nigeria, Botswana, Swaziland, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands.