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At the Ministry of Interior Defense Training Academy Police Training Center Directorate, trainees undergo 316 hours of intense training to perform a close defense mission.

ANKARA (IGFA) – Instead of Elmadağ Martyr Mustafa Büyükpoyraz Police Vocational Training Center Directorate, with the Presidential Decision published on 7 April 2022, the Defense Training Academy Police Training Center Directorate affiliated to the Defense Department of the General Directorate of Security was established

In the academy, which started training on August 10, 2020, a total of 3,071 trainees, 248 of which were Gendarmerie employees, received training so far.

The academy, one of the three examples in the world, also provides educational support to countries such as Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

In the 8th period of the academy, 318 trainees, 50 of whom were gendarmerie workers, received training from 123 trainers and receive 316 hours of theoretical and practical training in 10 weeks.

Trainings on “protecting VIP valuable persons”, “behavior analysis”, “security systems and devices”, “risk analysis and security configuration”, “advanced and confident driving techniques”, “first aid, protocol and etiquette ” 49 different topics such as “, “English”, “pedestrian and vehicle defense applications”, “fx pistol scenario training”, “shooting simulation training and shooting training” are covered.


In addition to special tracks, simulation rooms are used in order to implement the scenarios in the trainings in the most realistic way. After the trainees are successful in shooting simulation, they go to the shooting range and start working with

In the course, evacuation from vehicle to vehicle, hijacking the VIP against raids, armed raid against a valuable person, escape without brake, bomb attack and many other scenarios are shown to the trainees in the field and they are provided with the most adequate form of training.

Those who qualify in the exam held after the course graduate from the academy with a branch.


Deputy Head of Defense Department of the General Directorate of Security and Defense Training Academy Training Coordinator Fikret İşgören said that the duty of protection is very sensitive and valuable.

Emphasizing that the training given at the academy is top-notch, Employee said, “We provide a 10-week training above world standards. All trainees are trained very professionally in every aspect from A to Z, in the form that they can use all kinds of equipment. We are branching out our friends who can finally pass the proficiency tests.”

Employee stated that the main purpose of the trainings is to ensure the security of the protected person against all kinds of attacks and to eliminate the attack. valuable for the guards, Employee said, “If we think about it especially within the framework of armed attack, we provide training through simulation in order to improve the ability of our friends to use weapons first. After proficiency is achieved, we move on to real shooting at our ranges.

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