Security Increased With New Facilities
Despite the flurry of debris swirling in a huge dust storm, members of the Iraqi Security Forces gathered with members of Salah Ad Din community at the opening of a brand new Iraqi National Police Station.
Dozens of different people gathered at the opening, and it was the first of several northern province police stations that will be opening in the near future. There will be 13 more stations that are scheduled to be opening in the province, each supported and validated by Coalition Forces.
A police station has to be within certain validation criteria and it means that when they reach a certain level they no longer have to have any coalition support. No support means they are totally independent, no longer having to have coalition supervision or coalition training of police members.
A police station in Iraq that still requires a lot of support and training is rated as a four, while a police station that is nearly independent and only needs a small amount of logistical support is rated as a one.
Being able to respond to community calls or the ability to conduct a low level investigation by themselves is some of the different criteria that is used to evaluate how well police and police stations in an area require.