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144 Iraqis Graduate From Basic Police Training

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2005 – The Iraqi Police Service graduated 144 new police officers from the Al Kut Regional Training Academy on March 16.

The basic police training program consists of academic study of general policing topics combined with a strong focus on tactical operational policing skills.

More than 25,000 police recruits have completed the eight-week training course developed for new recruits. An additional 35,000 police officers have completed the three-week transitional integration program course that provides officers with prior experience a condensed version of the longer basic police training course.

The Al Kut facility is a joint training center with the Iraqi Army, Department of Border Enforcement personnel and Iraqi Police using the facility. The newly graduated police will immediately report for duty and take up their assignments at their respective police stations in Wasit province, officials said.

(From a Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq news release.)

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