21 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-057

ANP graduate law enforcement course offered by Mehtar Lam PRT security forces personnel

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Nine Afghan National Police (ANP) field training instructors graduated on Wednesday from a Mehtar Lam Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) sponsored police course in Laghman province.

During the week-long course, security forces personnel from the PRT’s Police Training and Assessment Team (PTAT) instructed the officers about police tactics, procedures and professionalism. The training is designed to better contribute to the security reforms being implemented by the Afghan government.

“What we learned here was good because it coincided with the teachings of Islam,” said Nawabdin, an ANP officer who graduated the course with distinguished honours. “The main thing this course stressed was being honest and honourable. We will pass on the lessons learned here to our fellow police officers back in the ANP compound,” he said.

That’s exactly what the PTAT instructors hope the students will do with their training, said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Pacheco, Mehtar Lam PTAT non-commissioned officer in charge. “We ask them to apply the material and knowledge they have received and continuously share that with ANP throughout Laghman province,” he said.

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