US provides training to Bangladesh Police (SSF)

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DHAKA, June 3, 2013 BSS) – The US Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) Programme and the Regional Security Office of US embassy recently concluded a nine-day training programme focusing on “Tactical Management of Special Events.”

The training, offered by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of Department of State, took place at the Police Staff College in Dhaka.

Officials from Special Security Force (SSF) and Bangladesh Police participated in the training, a press release of the US embassy said today.

Rector of Police Staff College Md. Nazmul Haque, Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Benazir Ahmed, Regional Security Officer of US Embassy in Dhaka Jason Williams, and other senior officials from Bangladesh Police were also present at the concluding ceremony.

Regional Security Officer of US Embassy in Dhaka, Jason Williams said “Through this training class, participants should be able to learn and have confidence on unified command and control, security analysis, resources management, tactical response, surveillance, scenario-based training, consequence management, arrest procedures and post-event activities.”

“Bangladesh is developing a capacity to create a whole of government response to increase the effectiveness in fighting
terrorism,” he added.

The US Embassy, in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, plans to offer the Antiterrorism Assistance training programme several more times throughout the year.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)