Vietnamese Police Officials in Justice Leadership Program on Campus
Thirty-nine senior police officials from Vietnam spent the month of May at the University of Maryland as part of their completion of the master’s degree in Justice Leadership managed by the Office for International and Executive Programs (OIEP). The degree is jointly offered by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the School of Public Policy and is directed by Professor Charles Wellford.
While at Maryland the students worked on their master’s project and conducted field trips to a number of criminal justice agencies. These included the FBI academy, the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Prince Georges County Police Department, the University of Maryland Police Department, the New York City Police Department, and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking program. The students will return to Vietnam and will complete their master’s project and defend it later this summer. This is the first of what is expected to be a continuing program offered by OIEP in Vietnam.