United States provides Specialized Training to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police

Islamabad, June 08, 2012 (PPI-OT): The United States awarded Basic Instructor training certificates to 22 police officers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a graduation ceremony today at the Special Branch Headquarters in Peshawar. The group of police is the first class of the KP Police Special Branch to complete the training.

The KP police officers graduated from a “Basic Instructor Development Course,” which aims to develop a corps of instructors who will create a curriculum to improve existing training practices, then use their specialized knowledge to train their fellow officers. The initiative is part of a Police Assistance Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Narcotics Affairs Section and the Department of Justice ICITAP Program.

“This course is part of joint U.S.-Pakistan efforts to promote security and stability. We are working directly with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police to develop skilled instructors in a number of specialties, such as explosives ordnance disposal, investigations, counterterrorism and forensics,” noted Dan Hamilton, a Law Enforcement Assistance Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar.

In addition to providing police training, the U.S. Government-sponsored Police Assistance Program has provided over $40 Million of vital equipment to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police. These donations include vehicles, communications equipment, body armor, protective gear and other law enforcement related materials.

For more information, contact:
Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251-208 0000
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