Dyncorp Wins Up to $290M to Train Afghan Police Forces

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DynCorp International in Irving, TX received a contract from The US Department of State to train, equip, and build the capacity of Afghanistan’s police forces. The potential value of the award is $117.2 million for the first year and $85.3 million and $87.5 million respectively, for two option years. This is a follow-on award for DynCorp International, which has been training police in Afghanistan since 2003. The U.S. program focuses on basic-skills training for existing police and basic training for new and lower-ranked police. It also provides equipment and assistance with administrative reform. The training, to be held in centers throughout the country, consists of basic policing skills, policing in a democracy, and developing trainers among experienced Afghan police officers. Subjects include first aid, human rights, establishing and protecting crime scenes, traffic control, evidence chain-of-custody, investigations, interviewing techniques, treatment of suspects, applicable laws, and defensive tactics. The training is aimed at increasing the overall ability of the National Police, Border Police, and Highway Patrol in Afghanistan to provide police presence, improve public security, and support the rule of law. The contract also calls for the development and repair of facilities and provision of equipment and supplies for the Afghan police, […]

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