MoI to dispatch 500 police cadets to Turkey
Sat May 19, 12:54 pm
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Friday held exams in the Kabul Police Academy for recruiting new soldiers into the ranks of the National Police Force.
About 7,500 higher school graduates attended the tests. Only 1,100 of them will be recruited into the National Police.
Chief of the Kabul police academy Nawroz Khaliq said 500 officers-in-training will be sent to Turkey for a period of 6 months to obtain various police trainings and the remaining officer cadets will be trained for a period of 4 years at the Kabul Police Academy.
Currently, 150,000 policemen are operating throughout the country and this figure is expected to increase by another 9,000 people by the end of 2014.
The equipping and training of Afghan security forces is one of the top priorities of the Afghan government and the international community.
The Afghan government along with its allies’ supports spending a huge amount annually on the training of Afghan security forces in order to make them capable of maintaining security after the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan.
Military experts believe only by strengthening national security forces can a secure and stable Afghanistan can be ensured in the region.