U.S. Arranges 'Pre-Deployment' Training for Haiti-Bound Private Police
The senior advisor also will be responsible for establishing a ready roster of rapidly deployable CIVPOL as well as building foreign capacity to provide such contractor services, it says. Programs are currently underway in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Haiti, Liberia, East Timor, Serbia & Montenegro and Sudan, but the number and location of programs are subject to change.
State facilitates the creation and deployment of these privately hired police officers and law enforcement and criminal justice experts because the U.S. does not have a national police force from which to draw personnel. An additional justification, according to the State document, is the CIVPOL offices existing relationship with the above-mentioned private contractors, an arrangement which provides the U.S. government with ability to swiftly "recruit, select, train, equip, deploy and support the officers and experts needed for such missions
This latest endeavor requires the provision of 10-day pre-deployment training courses for CIVPOL candidates, involving subjects such as physical fitness, agility, firearms, and driving tests; psychological testing and evaluation; history and culture of the deployment region; defensive tactics; human rights; trafficking in persons; and expatriate taxation issues.
The senior advisor will be based in Washington, D.C. Training sites are located in Fredericksburg, Va. and in Leesburg, Va.