police officers graduate in the first
advanced police training
Almost 120 policemen graduated on Thursday, October 30, in the first class
held to teach advanced police training in Babil Province. The three week
training course further educated officers and senior leaders on advanced police
skills and duties.
The Babil Province
Police Chief congratulated the graduates and said, “I call on you my brothers to
apply all that you have learned from the academy and to have good application on
the streets when you do your job.” He said that the honest people would be
watching the police officers and asked the police officers to “stand by their
side when you fight crime.”
Provisional Authority designed and funded the advanced police training course,
and the 442nd Military Police Company taught and trained the police
officers. Some of the graduates will also participate in the next class. In
this way, these highly trained officers will teach other police officers the
skills they learned.
A strong police force is an
integral part of increasing security, and the people of Babil Province can take
pride in these highly trained police officers. A secure and safe environment is
essential as Iraqis move forward toward a democratic government.