LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan- Nine members of the Afghan National Police in eastern Afghanistan’s Laghman province recently engaged in a six-day training program designed and conducted by the PRT Police Training and Assistance Team to mentor the leadership from the Narcotics Unit, Police Headquarters and Traffic Division, March 29 to April 4.
The 32 hours of hands-on training, held on Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, focused on mission leadership skills, individual and unit movements, use of force and marksmanship.
“This training has gone exceptionally well,” said Mohammed Anwar, the deputy ANP training manager for Laghman province. “The nine men involved in the program have learned a lot and we all look forward to spreading the training to our respective units.”
Anwar, along with the chief training manager, High Capt. Abdul Raziq Amkar, personally selected the men who participated in the course. Their objective is to focus on areas that need improvement in the ANP, such as tactics in capturing and arresting suspects and basic operational training.
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. James White helped create the training program curriculum after coordinating with the provincial ANP training managers.
“The training has been rewarding and successful,” White said. “My team and I look forward to seeing the improvements this training has for the Afghan people and what new ideas come from this experience.”
This was just the beginning of ANP progress in these key competencies. Future classes, with refinements in the course content based on feedback from this event, are already being planned.
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