Citizens Brave Danger To Participate In Training Academy
There have been a lot of citizens stepping up to the plate in Iraq, and the local citizens are beginning to take responsibility for their own communities. They are starting to realize the necessity of their own involvement if they are going to reclaim their country, and their own democratic freedom. Over 300 men from Fallujah have signed up for police training, and the new recruits will help bring the number of Iraqi National Police to full staffing.
The goal was to recruit 300 men, but there were 402 applicants. After careful screening, there were 348 accepted. This was slightly more than the 300 that were sought, but the numbers were encouraging to both the Iraqi Police and the Coalition who assisted in the screening and vetted the candidates who applied. “We were aiming for 300, the fact that 348 were approved is a added plus for the region and for the Iraqi Police,” said Sgt Phil Jones, ePRT transition team liaison officer.
The primary mission has been to make sure that the Iraqi Police were clear on how to successfully recruit and train applicants, and to make sure that the skills and abilities of the recruits were up to standards that the Iraqi police wished to maintain. As the citizens signed up to be screened, the enthusiasm shown was greatly encouraging.