24 Bdesh police officials on training in USA
A 13-day training programme focusing on post-blast investigation began in Moyock, North Carolina, USA Monday with 24 Bangladeshi police officers participating in it, reports UNB.
The United States, through the US Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) Programme and the US Embassy’s Regional Security Office, is conducting the training that will continue until May 1.
The training, offered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and taught by US-based instructors, is taking place at the ACADEMI, the largest and most prestigious training centre in the United States in Moyock.
Officers from the Bomb Disposal Units of Detective Branch of Dhaka and Chittagong Metropolitan Police, Criminal Investigation Department, Special Branch of Bangladesh Police joined the training, said a US Embassy press release.
According to the Regional Security Officer Bernard Nixon, the course will train 24 police officials to effectively investigate explosions and terrorist crime scenes and the training involves investigative techniques, crime scene management, material identification methods, and evidence collection and analysis.
“The Anti-terrorism Assistance Programme courses are just one of many avenues we can use to fight terrorism together and protect the interests of Bangladesh, the United States and the entire region,” Nixon said.