Two hundred and fifty Afghan female police cadets finished their four-month policing training program in Sivas, a province in the eastern part of the Central Anatolia region of Turkey.
The Afghan women police joined Sivas Police Vocational School for professional training, covering on law enforcement trainings, technical training on how to handle and fire weapons, directing traffic, crime scene investigation, driving, search and control, defence and fighting against terrorism.
Afghan cadets have been receiving training in Turkey as part of a cooperation agreement signed in 2011 between the two countries. Turkey has already trained almost 3,000 Afghan cadets since 2011 and more than 1,000 of the graduates are women.
Speaking on rule of women and women police training, Director of Foreign Relations of Ministry of Interior BG. Abdul Moqim Abdulrahimzzi praised Turkey’s support for Afghanistan’s development efforts and said. “Especially in the last 15 years, Turkey has assumed an important role to help Afghanistan stand on its feet.
Spending a four month term together, Afghan women police develop their policing knowledge, deep personal relationships with one another and with their Turkish colleagues and police cadets.
About 2% of Afghanistan’s nearly 157,000 police force are women.
“We are thankful to our national and international partners who support Afghan National Police. We also thank USA, Japan, Turkey and UNDP for their efforts and facilitating support for women police training.”
The latest batch of 250 trainees graduated in January this year and soon will join police rows shoulder by shoulder with their brothers; they will serve their country and people to retain security around the country.