BEIJING, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Newly appointed police chiefs from county and city-level public security bureaus nationwide are being trained in special seminars that began to be offered on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on Wednesday.
The seminars, which are scheduled to end on July 31, are being held at the Chinese People's Public Security University. The current situation and missions, innovative administration and work with the masses are the major topics of the teaching, the ministry said.
It is the third year after 2009 and 2010 that the ministry has run the seminars, with more than 1,400 new grass-roots police chiefs having been trained in these two years.
A statement from the MPS quoted an unidentified official as labelling the education and training of police as a basic and strategic work.
Since 2009, more than 3,000 county-level and 500 city-level police chiefs have been trained, as well as more than 6,000 grass-roots front-line police officials, it added.
In the meantime, almost 70,000 heads of police stations nationwide have also been trained by provincial-level public security bureaus since 2009.