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Iraqi Police Graduate More than 1,600 From Training

Baghdad, Iraq
-- The Iraqi Police Service graduated more than 1,600 officers from basic police training and four specialized policing courses this week as the Iraqi government continues the police force training effort in the country.

The Jordan International Police Training Center in Amman, Jordan, graduated 1,440 new officers, the Adnan Training Facility, Baghdad, 80 specialized course students, and 99 graduated from the Al Kut Regional Training Academy.

IPS basic training runs recruits through instruction in the fundamental basics of policing skills and the techniques and ideals of law enforcement in a free society.

The specialized policing courses include basic criminal investigation, police mid-level leadership, incident command system and police internal controls.

The one- or two-week specialty courses are intended to augment the eight-week basic police training new recruits undergo prior to service 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.

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