Class Of 1,698 Police Candidates Advance To Duty
The success of the Iraqi National Police and Army can be directly traced to the quality and professionalism of their recent training. The members of the National Police, and even the Iraqi Army have received training and equipment from the coalition, which has helped make the difference.
Recently another graduation was held at the Baghdad Police college on July 20th. The police graduates numbered 1,698, and it is the largest class of police graduates to date. The completed training is known as the 1st Qualification course, and it trained the police candidates in tactics, police work, and dealing with the public.
The average age of the Police graduates has been higher with this class, mostly because many of them were in other occupations, when they for different reasons decided to apply to become police officers in the new age, after the fall of Saddam.
These officers are all highly motivated, and they were one of the most spirited classes of police candidates to go through the training. The average age is 29 , and the candidates range in age from 21 years to 57 years of age.
Forty four percent of the new police officers are from Maysan and Basrah.
The Iraqi Prime minister, Nuri Al Maliki attended the graduation and is pleased with the overall graduates. The new police officers will be assigned throughout Iraqi in administrative and security police positions in the Iraq police, National Police, Iraqi National Border police, and the Iraqi Traffic Police.