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Hundreds of Police Pass Final Examinations in Herat
KABUL, April 30, 2010 (NATO - ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan): More than 340 Afghan National Police cadets passed their final examinations Wednesday in the Adraskan district of Herat Province.
Of the 341 new officers, 13 are members of the Herat police regional command who completed a course in computer science.
More than 325 of the new ANP members will become agents of the Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP), the specialized force for public order.
Recruits enrolled in the program trained for 16 weeks.
Trainees passed through a three-stage training cycle. In the first stage, recruits receive training on the concepts of law and professional ethics, learn to use weapons and receive training on improvised explosive devices.
The second stage of training involves shooting, self-defense, topography, driving school and combat training. The third stage teaches advanced techniques of raiding, arrest and movement in an urban environment.
Training was conducted by the Italian Carabinieri attached to the Police Operational Mentoring and Liaison Teams (POMLT) and Police Speciality Training Team (PSTT).