Italian Carabinieri enable Afghan police to hone critical skills
CPT training inside a simulated urban area
16 Jan 2019
Protect yourself, so you can protect others. This principle is fundamental to every security force. Only the best professionals will make it to become part of a Close Protection Team (CPT). This month, in Herat six Afghan troops successfully concluded their CPT training.
„It was very positive and we learned good things during this two weeks course. We hope that we will use it as a positive aspect during our duty in the future,’ says Mohannad Shah, soldier with Afghan Police in Herat. Shah is also team leader of Major General Aminullah Amarqiles CPT, Commander of the police headquarters in Herat. Shah and his team attended a training course conducted by Italian Carabinieri Police Advisors in Train, Advise, Assist Command West (TAAC-W), at Camp Arena, Herat.
The Afghan police officers and soldiers were challenged to approve their skills in protecting a very important person (VIP) from assault, kidnapping, assassination, attacks and other threats. The men were trained on how to react and respond in different scenarios, such as excorting a VIP to and from his vehicle or how to react when a suspicious individual approaches. They also learned how to quickly move a VIP to the nearest shelter during an attack.
The course was conducted by Italian Carabinieri military police. „We are commited to continue this kind of CPT course and other tactical training in the future in order to help police and army cooperate for Afghan security,’ said Carabiniere Scelto (Corporal) Alessandro Lisi, trainer on the Close Protection Team Course.
Italian Carabinieri explain
how to aligne against attackers
Afghan police learn how to
maintain 360 degrees surveillance