|KALSU, Iraq, Feb. 15, 2007 -- Iraqi policemen from the Babil and Karbala provinces took a big step on the journey towards Provincial Iraqi Control on Feb. 10.
|"The training was very, very good. I learned so much in this program. God willing, we will assist in a better future here in Iraq."
Raeed Shahid, from the Iskandariyah police station.
The Iraqi police stations across the Babil and Karbala provinces sent 20 dedicated, experienced officers to the forward operating base to attend the Iraqi police sustainment-training program. After 10 days, the officers graduated the course having gained valuable knowledge to provide advanced instruction to fellow officers at their home stations.
The training was very, very good. I learned so much in this program, said Raeed Shahid, from the Iskandariyah police station. God willing, we will assist in a better future here in Iraq.
The training programs goal is to help Iraqi police officers maintain law enforcement proficiency at the fundamental and supervisory levels. Its long-term goal is to provide advanced instruction in order to increase their proficiency in their law enforcement skills, explained Capt. John Shaw, the officer in charge of the IPST program and provost marshal for the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.
This program will help the IPs to maintain proficiency in common-core and police-specific tasks, helping to improve the security in the provinces, said Shaw, a native of Lakeland, Fla.