Friday, September 23, 2011

Gurkhas train new elite Afghan police teams

A Military Operations news article

22 Sep 11

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR) have been training new, elite teams of Afghan Uniform Police (AUP) in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.

Members of a Provincial Response Company

Members of a Provincial Response Company, a new, elite SWAT arm of the Afghan Uniform Police, train in Helmand province
[Picture: Corporal Katherine Keleher, United States Marine Corps/ISAF 2011]

The Provincial Response Companies (PRCs) are specially trained Afghan tactical units which will be called upon to deal with specific incidents in various parts of Helmand province.

Reporting to the Provincial Chief of Police, the teams will be responsible for high risk arrests and deliberate operations in areas where there is a high level of insurgent activity.

Like all AUP, the PRC policemen first complete eight weeks of training at the Regional Training Centre (South West) in Lashkar Gah, which, since April, has been run by soldiers from 2 RGR working alongside Royal Military Police and Ministry of Defence Police....

Much more at the MoD here.

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