KUWAIT, Jan 12 – Since Kuwaiti Women Police emerged from the Institute of Authority Support, at Saad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences, seven years ago, they have been making steady steps with determination, to conserve security and safety of the Kuwaiti society.

Allowing women to join the Ministry of Interior has been part of a march, launched by the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to help them gain full rights in the Kuwaiti society.

In addition, the move has been regarded as a quantum shift that positively affects security performance.

Since joining the force, women have proved their eligibility and merit in all missions they were tasked with, field and administrative assignments, ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Training and Education Affairs, Major General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah told KUNA.

The ministry spares no effort to remove obstacles or hardships that might face women police, to help them play due security role, he added.

The Training and Education Affairs sector of the Academy is eager to provide students with leaderships and administration expertise and skills, as well as, raising their cultural and knowledge levels, and physical fitness, according to well-prepared programmes.

In a similar statement to KUNA, Assistant Director General for Administration Support Affairs at Saad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences, Dalal Khaled Al-Ruwaished, underscored the significant role women play to build a sound society.

Working in the police is a good example. According to Al-Ruwaished, the first batch of women police graduated from the Institute in 2008-2009. There were 27 members, among them 16 officers with university degrees.

She noted that the number of women willing to join the force is on the rise, manifesting a strong desire to serve the country.

Education and qualification, form the base for the Institute to reinforce the national security values in policewomen, Institute of Authority Support Director, Muna Eassa Al-Shatti, said.

The number of graduates so far have reached 309 officers, NCOs and privates, she told KUNA.

Police doctor, captain Login Al-Rashid, who graduated from the Institute in 2010, said that, allowing women to join the police, opened fresh prospects for them to prove themselves and play due role side by side with the men.

She told KUNA that the Kuwaiti society is in need for women police in all sectors – security, services and administration.