Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, president of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, attended the passing out ceremony for 1500 new graduates at the police academy, the first to graduate since President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on 11 February.
Families of the graduates were not invited to the ceremony, nor was former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly for the first time in 14 years, as he is serving a 12-year prison sentence for crimes of illicit gains.
This class of police recruits graduated three months early so as to offset the shortage in security that the country has been witnessing since the starts of 25 January Revolution. It will be tasked with restoring order to the Egyptian street.
Translated from the Arabic Edition