Coalition Forces Assist New Training
After a long training program, the new members of the Iraqi National Police received their diplomas and certificates showing completion of the program.
The new Emergency Response unit that was trained is made up of one hundred twenty five men and has been training with various Coalition and U.S. Forces in aspects of emergency response duties. The new duties include personal security detachment and learning to be a quick response unit as they function in their new National Police duties.
Training for the new unit lasted for ten days and covered subjects including reacting to combat ambush, room searches, entering and clearing a room, vehicle patrolling, discovering and reacting to explosive devices and IED’s, dealing with snipers, and other weapons and emergency situations.
This is training that was specifically requested by the Iraqi National Police,? said Sgt. First Class Paul Rick. Army Sgt. Rick is one of the trainers for the Iraqi National Police Team. We train them, and then conduct joint missions with Iraqi ERU Company, said Sgt. Rick.
Training and other visual aids are implemented to provide information for the new trainees, to help them know when to make crucial decisions and perform their missions. I enjoy the training very much, said First Lieutenant Hussein from the INP. We did not ever receive training like this before, it is very good, said Hussein.
Lieutenant Hussein has been with the Iraqi National Police for three years, and is pleased at the new improved training. We will be able to implement this training and learn to patrol our own streets, said Hussein.