KABUL — Approximately 180 Afghan National Civil Order Police and 49 Afghan Uniformed Police graduated basic training Dec. 2, at the Central Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Italian Carabinieri are responsible for training the Afghan policeman instructors on subjects ranging from discipline, human rights, the constitutional law of Afghanistan, and basic policing techniques. The graduates spent a total of 14 weeks learning basic and advanced military and police tactics.
According to Italian Carabinieri CTC Training Element Commander 2nd Lt. Nicolo Morandi, all Afghan students complete training in discipline, human rights, the constitutional law of Afghanistan and basic policing techniques.
“The ANCOP course is divided into two basic and advanced phases,” said Morandi. “The first phase is 6 weeks and the second phase is 8 weeks, lasting a total of 14 weeks. The AUP course is 8 weeks that teaches them both military and police skills because the type of work they will do requires these abilities.”
Following the ceremony, the graduates proudly demonstrated their military and police skills to Afghan and coalition observers. The demonstration featured a simulated riot control situation and various drill techniques.
“I’m happy that I learned a lot and my family is proud that I am at the service of Afghanistan,” one student said.
The new policeman will soon head to various provinces to provide security and protection for the people of Afghanistan. The training they have received will give them the confidence and capabilities to perform their duties.
“I enjoyed teaching here,” said Italian Carabinieri Training Oversight Assistant Warrant Officer Abramo Trinco. “It was a great experience to get to know who they are and their background. I am confident that they will do a good job.”
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