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NEWS | Feb. 13, 2019

CJTF-OIR supports Iraqi Police Force’s professional development

By CJTF-OIR Public Affairs

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve supports the Government of Iraq through the progress of their professional development schools, including the Iraqi Police Forces, to advance stabilization efforts in Iraq, Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2019.

Police Task Force-Iraq, led by Italian Carabinieri, has trained more than 26,000 local and federal police, since its establishment in June 2015. In 2019, Coalition trainers will focus on the train-the-trainer model aimed at supporting the self-sustainability of the Iraqi Police Forces.

On Jan. 30, the Diyala Province Police Forces detained 15 persons charged with terrorism or a violent crime.

On Jan. 31, the Mosul Police Academy held the third graduation since the academy’s inception.

"We are proud of the superb work by the Mosul Police Academy in producing professional and highly-trained police officers," said U.S. Army Col. Derek Thomson, Joint Operations Command-Iraq deputy commander. "These graduates will play an important role in providing continued order and justice to the great city of Mosul."

More than 173,000 Iraqis have received training from Coalition Forces; this equates to thousands of police, border guard, soldiers and airman protecting the country of Iraq. The Coalition and its’ GoI partners remain united in a long-term-whole of government and international effort to set conditions for stabilization activities and humanitarian assistance.