National Police Receive Expert Leadership Instruction
Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah, Iraq.
A new course involving intense leadership training, police tactics, and general police science has been designed for new Iraqi National Policemen.
Following an intense four days in the new course, the 4th class of Iraqi Policemen graduated recently with brand new skills ready to serve. The Iraqi Course is taught and instructed by members of First Battalion, Fourth Brigade, and 1st Iraqi National Police Military Transition Team (NPTT).
Major Robel Ramirez, NPTT Chief stated that the police trainees undergo several days of training and exercises during the one-week course.
Colonel Kassim, the Commander of 1-4-1 teaches part of the program, and has designed other elements of the course. It is directly based on what Colonel Kassim wants the local police to improve upon. Skills including tactical movement in uneven ground, contact with enemy or insurgent forces, evacuation of casualties, and how to enter a house properly are taught and expanded upon.
Each training class is unique, and partly adapted based on the skills of the incoming candidates. Some classes have green recruits, and others have policemen that already have valuable experience and skills. So the course is modified slightly with each class according to need.
“Overall I am very impressed with our progress” said Ramirez. “We have made significant and important progress over the last year in this program, the Training is the key,” stated Ramirez.
“We are a great deal closer to meeting our objectives than we were six months ago” said