Enhancing cooperation with University of Maryland, USA and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy
The delegation worked and took photos with the leaders of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, USA

The delegation visited and worked with the University of Maryland. This is a public university in the state of Maryland, USA which is ranked 8th in the United States. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the university where trains key officers for US law enforcement agencies is the top training institution in the United States.

Since 2010, with the consent of the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Central Organizing Commission, the PPA has successfully organized two Master training courses on criminal justice leadership with funding from Project 165 - Central Organizing Commission. 78 officers from the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Defense, Supreme People's Court, Supreme People's Procuratorate and some localities have graduated from the Joint training program and are promoting the competence in their work.

Discussing with the delegation of the PPA, the University of Maryland expressed the willingness to continue other similar joint training programs in the coming time with the PPA. The University of Maryland would be ready to accept a one-month internship program for the PPA’s students in two fields: high-tech crime prevention and combating; terrorism, transnational crime prevention and combating.

On the assignment to the United States, the delegation of the PPA visited Harvard University in Boston, its library and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.

The United States has system of public security agencies that distinguish between federal and local levels.

At the federal level, there are two major agencies, namely the Department of Justice (including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Prison and other law enforcement agencies) and the Ministry of Homeland Security which is responsible for the prevention of terrorism and the protection of homeland security. In addition, the United States also has other law enforcement agencies, such as the Secret Service under the Department of Treasury, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), etc.

The highlights in the organization of the US public security agencies are the separation of jurisdiction between the federal and the local levels. The tasks such as intelligence, counterintelligence, investigation of serious cases, anti-drug, prison, etc. belong to the federal agencies. The public security agencies at local level carry out the tasks of ensuring traffic order and safety, residency management, etc. and there is no such agency at the central level.

The United States is one of the countries without university training public security force. The FBI Academy and the DEA Academy only provide the vocational training, fostering of leadership and titles. The Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency recruit the officers who graduated from elementary, intermediate, tertiary, post-graduate schools to the public security departments. Then, the FBI Academy, the DEA Academy provides them the professional training. The police officers who want to improve their education and wish to have bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees must attend the Department of Law or the Criminal Justice Department of the Universities, such as the University of Maryland.

The President of the PPA exchanged with leaders of the University of Maryland on a number of cooperation programs: Continuing to joint training program for master. The PPA would ask the Ministry of Public Security for permission to implement the Student Exchange Program for the high-quality students of specialties of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science. This program would take place in a month at the University of Maryland.

The delegation of the PPA paid a courtesy visit to Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador and Head of the Vietnamese delegation to the United Nations Nguyen Phuong Nga. The PPA delegation also visited local police units in the United States, the White House, United Nations headquarters.

Ambassadors Pham Quang Vinh and Nguyen Phuong Nga both expressed the hope that the Ministry of Public Security would participate in training and assigning the police officers to join the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in the near future.

The PPA delegation also visited the Kitchen and Bread maker table at the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston, Massachussets (President Ho Chi Minh used to work as a baker here in 1912). Currently, the Embassy of Vietnam in the United States and the Board of Directors of the hotel preserve this area as a museum.

The delegation visited and worked with the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, Canada. This is the highest-level school that trains officers for the General Office of Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Mrs. Barbara Fleury - Managing Director and Director of the Training Center for Police Leaders and Commanders visited Vietnam in 1997. She is always sympathetic to Vietnam and love President Ho Chi Minh. The Director hopes to create cooperative relations with the PPA, especially in organizing leadership and lecturers exchange programs, being ready to welcome Vietnamese trainees to attend short-term courses at the college.

Some photos of the delegation's assignment:


The delegation took memorial photograph at Monument of J. Harvard, founder of Harvard University, USA


Lieutenant General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem presented the souvenir to the Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Nations Nguyen Phuong Nga


The PPA delegation visited the Kitchen and Bread maker table at the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston, Massachussets, USA where President Ho Chi Minh used to work as a baker in 1912


Lieutenant General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem presented the souvenir to the President of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy


Leader of the PPA and leader of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy


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