The police Helmand Regional Training Centre South West (RTC(SW)) delivers Basic Patrolmen Training to up to 150 new Afghanistan Uniformed Police (AUP) recruits in each course. The course lasts for 8 weeks with a new course starting every 3 weeks.
A cadre of women police officers completed police training at both the Police HQ in Lashkar Gah and in Kabul at the end of 2009. The second cadre completed its training in July 2011. 6
women were trained to join the ANP in the district of Gereshk in September 2011.
The Provincial Police HQ opened in January 2009. The PRT provided the office equipment and IT to make the building operational along with an education and training facility. Another significant area of progress has been the “Crime Stoppers Hotline” initiative which is an Afghan run call centre reporting system that allows the public the opportunity to report crime and ANSF malpractice.
In the 6 months from March 2011, 58 cases have been prosecuted via Helmand Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan with seizures amounting to 108,573 kg of opium, 3,080 kg of heroin and 2,537 kg of hashish. Precursor chemicals amounted to 786 kg.