Skip to comments.Abu Ajeelís Police Come Back Strong
Posted on 01/27/2008 1:33:00 PM PST by SandRat
TIKRIT The Abu Ajeel Highway Patrol Station Iraqi Police, with help from Soldiers of the 56th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, have come back strong during months of training after a devastating vehicle born improvised explosive device attack in June 2007 destroyed their station and killed numerous policemen.
A Police Transition Team from the 56th MP Co. and Abu Ajeel Iraqi Police have teamed up to conduct intensive training in recent weeks to ensure they can protect local citizens. They focused on room clearing procedures, proper weapons handling and basic law enforcement skills.
Before the PTTs interaction, the Abu Ajeel IPs refused to do anything inside the village out of fear they would be killed by extremists now, they want to be trained and out with their community, said Sgt. Jenifer Lamere, military police team leader, 56th MP Co.
The Abu Ajeel police department continues to be a success story. It is evident that the Iraqi Police value their positions, displaying commitment through extra training and working with the Coalition Forces, Lamere said.
The Abu Ajeel Iraqi Police want to patrol their village and show the citizens that they are a trusted and confident organization that can bring peace to neighborhoods throughout their city, Lamere added.
This reminded me how much we take our own law enforcment and military for granted. We just know that they'll do what's necessary to keep us safe. Glad to hear that this new Iraqi police force is now focusing on the needs of the community and their own duties rather than their fears. Or it could be that our military has now disposed of most of the extremists.
With the help of soldiers from my unit that were attached to the 56th MP’s. Good job troops!
Many, many thanks to you and your troops. Please know that we appreciate all of their hard work and sacrifice more than we can ever say. God bless our troops; we pray for their safety and for the success of their mission.