Southern Colorado Law Enforcement Helps With Training In Afghanistan

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Law Enforcement officials from southern Colorado are in Afghanistan today, helping Fort Carson Soldiers train Afghan police.

Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, Regional Command (South) and 4th Infantry Division commanding general, and chiefs of police from the Colorado Springs area pose for a photo with Brig. Gen. Nasrullah Zarifi, an Afghan National Police commander in charge of Regional Training Center – Kandahar, an Afghan police training center in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Antony S. Lee).

Peter Carey, Colorado Springs Chief of Police; Mark Smith, Colorado Springs Deputy Chief of Police; and Todd Evans, Fountain Chief of Police are sharing the lessons they've learned and training local police chiefs and U.S. military advisers on topics including community policing, public order and security, and protecting the public.

The training is happening at the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters in Afghanistan. Soldiers stationed there are responsible to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces. They also conduct some security operations in southern Afghanistan.

In a news release, the Army says the visit is the first of its kind in Afghanistan.

To hear the interview, check out the video above.


Chiefs of Police from the Colorado Springs area talk to Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, Regional Command (South) and 4th Infantry Division commanding general. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Antony S. Lee).