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Iraqi Police Graduate 141 From Specialty Training Courses

American Forces Press Service

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 23, 2004 – The Iraqi Police Service graduated 141 officers today from six specialty training courses taught at the Adnan Training Center here.

The advanced training is part of the Iraqi government's ongoing effort to train up its security forces, said a spokesman for the Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq.

The courses -- consisting of two basic criminal investigations, two first-line supervision, one executive leadership and one kidnapping/hostage negotiation course produced 36, 30, 11, 12, 22 and 30 graduates, respectively. The one- or two-week specialty courses are intended to augment the eight-week basic police training new recruits undergo and the three-week training course for prior-service officers.

Officers attending the courses came from areas throughout Iraq and will return to the respective stations for continued duty immediately following graduation, officials said.

(Courtesy of Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq.)

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