IACP project provides leadership, tactical, and field training to Iraqi Police Officials

The IACP, through a grant from the Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL), is hosting Iraqi Police officials throughout the country at various state, local and university police agencies. During the three year program, participants will observe field training officers and techniques, ride with patrol supervisors, and specialized units, meet with command staff, street officers and detention officials. They will talk with attorneys and correction officials who work with the police departments, and will visit law enforcement academies, courtrooms, and correctional facilities where they will also be exposed to American police training techniques and curriculum.

INL is administering the transition of the education and training mission from the US military to the State Department which will focus on capacity building and the Rule of Law. The goal of the program will be to enhance the participants’ professional development and introduce them to American policing techniques.

The first group of trainees visited the Vermont State Police; click the link below for local coverage: http://www.wptz.com/video/28595632/detail.html