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  A total of 150 police officers in Somalia s Jubaland state have graduated after three months of basic recruit training conducted by the African Union Transitional Mission in Somalia ATMIS The personnel were part of the fifth batch of recruits to complete training designed to strengthen the Somali Police Force SPF and facilitate the transfer of security responsibilities from ATMIS to the Somali National Security Forces In her remarks at the handover ceremony on Thursday the Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia Ms Fiona Lortan advised staff on the task ahead of them to protect and serve community I urge you to take to heart what you have learned in the last three months and remember that policing can be a challenging profession Also don t forget to stand up for professionalism she said Ms Lortan noted that the ATMIS police component provided administrative support and instructors to conduct the training In addition the training was preceded by the training of the recruiting team and the selection of the recruits The training was supported by the Joint Policing Program and covered a range of topics including human rights gender professional policing standards public order management and crime scene investigation ATMIS Police Chief of Staff Police Commissioner Rex Dundun said police recruitment and training complied with the UN Security Council resolution ATMIS will leave Somalia in December 2024 and ATMIS along with international partners are supporting police recruitment and training to protect Somalia said Police Commissioner Dundun According to Jubaland Vice President Mohamud Sayid Adan the trainees will be deployed to help protect communities within Jubaland state in Somalia He also thanked ATMIS and other partners for supporting the police training program As a newly recruited police officer I urge you to stand up for the protection of the community Policing is hard work and you need to be patient and alert to prevailing threats and maintain peace and stability Vice President Mohamud Sayid Adan said Hamza Abdullahi Hassan who completed police training said he was eager to serve and help secure Somalia The training has enhanced my skills and knowledge and I am delighted to have graduated from the Jubaland Police Academy today I am ready to use the skills I have acquired to serve my community he said The Commander of the Somali National Army SNA in Jubaland Gen Addow Mohamed Sahal as well as officials from ATMIS and the Jubaland administration attended the ceremony
Somali police force recruits complete training in Jubaland state

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A total of 150 police officers in Somalia‘s Jubaland state have graduated after three months of basic recruit training conducted by the African Union Transitional Mission in Somalia (ATMIS).

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The personnel were part of the fifth batch of recruits to complete training designed to strengthen the Somali Police Force (SPF) and facilitate the transfer of security responsibilities from ATMIS to the Somali National Security Forces.

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In her remarks at the handover ceremony on Thursday, the Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Ms. Fiona Lortan, advised staff on the task ahead of them to protect and serve community.

“I urge you to take to heart what you have learned in the last three months and remember that policing can be a challenging profession.

Also, don’t forget to stand up for professionalism,” she said.

Ms. Lortan noted that the ATMIS police component provided administrative support and instructors to conduct the training.

In addition, the training was preceded by the training of the recruiting team and the selection of the recruits.

The training was supported by the Joint Policing Program and covered a range of topics including human rights, gender, professional policing standards, public order management and crime scene investigation.

ATMIS Police Chief of Staff, Police Commissioner Rex Dundun, said police recruitment and training complied with the UN Security Council resolution.

“ATMIS will leave Somalia in December 2024, and ATMIS, along with international partners, are supporting police recruitment and training to protect Somalia,” said Police Commissioner Dundun.

According to Jubaland Vice President Mohamud Sayid Adan, the trainees will be deployed to help protect communities within Jubaland state in Somalia.

He also thanked ATMIS and other partners for supporting the police training program.

“As a newly recruited police officer, I urge you to stand up for the protection of the community.

Policing is hard work and you need to be patient and alert to prevailing threats and maintain peace and stability,” Vice President Mohamud Sayid Adan said.

Hamza Abdullahi Hassan, who completed police training, said he was eager to serve and help secure Somalia.

“The training has enhanced my skills and knowledge and I am delighted to have graduated from the Jubaland Police Academy today.

I am ready to use the skills I have acquired to serve my community,” he said.

The Commander of the Somali National Army (SNA) in Jubaland, Gen Addow Mohamed Sahal, as well as officials from ATMIS and the Jubaland administration attended the ceremony.

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