Maiden graduation ceremony for close protection training held at RMU

The Regional Maritime University (RMU), in collaboration with the Delta Flash Protection Agency(DFPA), has graduated some twelve individuals after a four-week Close Protection Training (CPT) program. During the training, participants received instruction in firefighting, swimming, survival techniques, threat identification, covert and overt surveillance, medical intelligence etc. The partnership with Delta Flash Protection Agency is a key initiative aimed at fostering highly skilled professionals with the necessary knowledge and practical experience to enhance their professional capabilities in an advanced manner.

During the graduation ceremony, Dr. Jethro W. Brooks Jnr., the Acting Vice Chancellor of RMU, elaborated on the institution’s initiative. He explained that, with over 65 years of experience in Maritime education and training as of 2022, RMU embarked on diversifying its offerings.

Among these endeavors are extensive and proactive continuous professional development programs designed to enhance the skills of the working class, elevate their job performance, and bolster their effectiveness at work, ultimately aiming to enhance efficacy.

The Acting Vice Chancellor Dr. Jethro W. Brooks Jnr., addressing the gathering.

He emphasized that the partnership with DFPA was both essential and opportune, fostering a sense of unity between the two institutions. He urged the participants to perform credibly, earning the admiration of the close protection security community.



Mr. Daniel Ayikwei of DFPA.

Mr. Daniel Ayikwei of DFPA on his part stated that the collaboration with the esteemed RMU will contributed to the training and development of close protection professionals. He added that the partnership underscores the shared commitment to excellence and innovation in the security industry. He commended the dedication and performance of the participants and hoped for a continued collaboration in shaping the future of close protection security personnel.

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, the Member of Parliament (Odododiodio Constituency).

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, the Member of Parliament representing the Odododiodio Constituency, emphasized the importance of government investment in training professional Close Protection Officers. He highlighted the critical role these officers play in safeguarding the lives of government officials and institutional leaders. The MP suggested that such investment would alleviate the burden on the police and military, enabling them to focus on their primary responsibilities.


RMU management members with graduands of the Close Protection Training.

RMU management members, DFPA management team, graduands, some RMU staff and parents at the ceremony.

In conclusion, the collaboration between the Regional Maritime University (RMU) and Delta Flash Protection Agency (DFPA) marks a significant milestone in advancing professional development within the realm of close protection security. Through rigorous training and strategic partnership, both institutions are committed to equipping individuals with the necessary skills and expertise to excel in their roles. As we move forward, the RMU remain dedicated to fostering excellence, promoting industry standards, and cultivating a culture of continuous learning. Together, we strive to uphold the highest levels of professionalism and contribute to the collective advancement of the security sector.


Information Source: Marketing Unit.


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