Shouldn’t We Be Calling These Guys Head Constables and Sub-Inspectors?

Afghan National Police Gain More Than 1,600 New NCOs

Entry-level training for the Afghan National Police consists of an eight-week program in general police duties, weapons proficiency, first aid, human rights training, community policing, basic border police training, and Afghan law and culture.

This group of NCOs received the next level of training on law, police tactics and operations, management and criminology.

Warrior Leader Course for Afghan 31B20’s?

Col. Nezamudeen Tabish . . . is a 20-year member of the force. He has seen many changes in the police force in his tenure and said he has high hopes for the future.

I’ll bet he has. May 15, 1988 the Soviets began their withdrawal from Afghanistan. Back in those days Mohammad Najibullah, former head of of the KGB’s local affiliate, was the Soviet puppet in Kabul. No telling what the young Tabish absorbed during his formative years as a cop.

Doesn’t say which of the six different police organizations these junior leaders belong to. Counter Terrorism Police probably ought to have military ranks.

UPDATE:  Found this by accident.  Shows what colonialists can get accomplished when they embrace their colonialism and get ‘er done.

The Commission of July 18th last provided for the establishment under the general supervision of the Governor General of an insular constabulary: This is in charge of a Chief, and is to consist of not less than 15 and not more than a 150 privates, with proper officers, for each province. The archipelago has four police divisions, each under an Assistant Chief. There is a corps of inspectors, not to exceed four for each province, to inspect the municipal police. Sergeants, corporals and privates are selected from the residents of each province and serve two years. The Chief and the force generally are declared to be peace officers, and are authorized and empowered to prevent and suppress brigandage, unlawful assemblages, riots, insurrections, and other breaches of the peace and violations of the law. Capt. Henry T. Allen, Sixth United States Cavalry, late Major of the Forty-third Volunteer Infantry, and Capt. David J. Baker of the Twelfth United States Infantry have been detailed to serve, respectively as Chief and First Assistant Chief of the Insular Constabulary upon the appointment of the Civil Governor. — The New York Times November 29, 1901



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