Police officers to be trained in Nangarhar
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): For the first time, training police officers would be started at the Police Training Centre in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.
To the effect, 600 high school graduates on Wednesday appeared in a test exam to become police officers. Of the participants, 108 would be selected for a six-month training course.
Nangarhar police chief Brig. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Sherzad told Pajhwok Afghan News that successful individuals would undergo the six-month training before being appointed as second lieutenants.
He said the training was beneficial for the police to become professional and it was likely that some of the selected individuals would be sent to other provinces for the same training.
Meanwhile, Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi said appointing educated persons in police would help the force become professional and would lead to a reduced unemployment rate.
“About 600 people from eastern provinces today sat the exam. It shows our educated youth are enthusiastic to join the police force and defend the country,” Kunduzi remarked.
Training officer at the Police Training Centre, Col. Gula Jan, told Pajhwok Afghan News that they had for the first time initiated the process to train police officers. “They will undergo a six-month training and then will be distributed officer certificates.”
He said so far 60,000 police constables and corporals had graduated from the police training centre and it would for the first time that officers would graduate from the facility.
“Police officers are trained only in Kabul where the training takes two years, but the high school graduates will become officers in six months in Nangarhar,” Gula Jan said.
One of the test participants, Maroof, told Pajhwok Afghan News he was optimistic to be selected for the training.
He said he wanted to join the police force because he could not afford to pursue higher studies due to economic constrains.
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