[photopress:MBA_police_universities.jpg,full,alignright]Southern Metropolitan News reports that two police academies, administered by China’s Ministry of Public Security, will stop recruiting undergraduate students starting this year.
Those who want to join the police force should obtain bachelor’s degrees from other universities before entering Chinese People’s Public Security University or China Criminal Police University, for a two-year professional education.
Chinese People’s Public Security University told the newspaper that the reform, decided by the Ministry of Public Security, follows the international practice in developed nations, where police academies are places to provide candidates with expertise training, instead of academic knowledge, and candidates are selected only from people who have already received higher education.
Statistics show that in recent years less than 30% of police university graduates have been employed in local police teams. Not a great record of success.