Members of the Spanish POMLT brief the 60 ANP members about the shooting exercises thay are going to perform.
Sixty Afghan National Police from Badghis police stations graduated from the eight-week basic police course organized by the Spanish Police Operations Mentor Liaison Team in Badghis province 12 December.
The course is part of the Directed Police District Development program and consisted of 250 hours divided in two phases, one theoretical and one practical.
During the theoretical phase, the attendees receive lessons of Afghan constitution, criminal law, procedural law, human rights and ethics, military discipline, interior regime, disciplinary regime, service organization, security patrols, weapons and explosives skills.
The practical phase is directed to improve the individual police technique, identifications and searches, registries, controls, physical training, riot/mass control, shooting exercises and explosive ordnance identification.
The graduation ceremony was held at the Badghis Afghan National Police Headquarters and chaired by Badghis province Lt. Gov. Alhaj-Abdol-Ghani, Spanish Army Col. Francisco Rasaleny, commander, Provincial Reconstruction Team, Pardo de Santayana and Lt. Col. Pedro Vargas, commander, Spanish Police Operations Mentor Liaison Team.
"The police aim to provide security to citizens while gaining their respect,” said Vargas.
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