BAGHDAD - The Maysan Provincial Training Center trained 89 civil defense officers in the Iraqi Police Basic Recruit Training Course that concluded Aug. 5.

This cross-training between services provides civil defense officers with the skills and knowledge required of Iraqi Police. Additionally, if they are called to serve during a time of civil disorder, they will serve the Maysan Province Chief of Police as force multipliers.

The Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) is a security and emergency service agency that performs domestic law enforcement functions and operations that exceed police capacity and capability, including: patrolling urban and rural areas; conducting operations to search and seize illegal weapons and other contraband; disaster response services; search and rescue services; providing support to humanitarian missions and disaster recovery operations including transportation services; and conducting joint patrols with Iraqi Army, Federal Police, and the Iraqi Police Service.

The eight-week course and graduation highlight the good working relationship that the ICDC shares with other Iraqi internal security forces and military entities within the Maysan Province.
"The groups are focused on securing the province and its populace, and jointly responding to local emergencies and threats," said Patrick Rice, a member of the Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission-Police at the Maysan Training Center.

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