Afghans train Afghans with American mentorship
Afghan National Police Capt. Sanak teaches a class on the Afghanistan criminal code to Afghan National Auxiliary Police trainees Sept. 3. The trainees are attending a two-week ANAP sustainment course held on forward operating base Mehtar Lam in Afghanistan's Laghman province. The course is being taught for the first time entirely by ANP instructors. Previously, all ANP instruction was conducted by a police technical advisory team made up of U.S. Air Force security forces Airmen assigned to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team. The PTAT's role has now shifted to monitoring the course's progress and mentoring the ANP instructors. The two-week course is required in order for auxiliary members to become full-fledged ANP officers. The course was written by PTAT members and approved by the Afghan interior ministry. Laghman is the first Afghanistan province to have Afghan instructors teaching an ANP course. The ANP instructors are competitively selected and must complete an instructor development course taught at a regional training center.
U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi
October 20, 2012
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