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US Highway Patrol Trains Ukrainian Officers in Police Tactics

 California highway patrol to share their experise on stopping cars, handcuffing and officer safety


This article originally appeared at Ukraine Today


The California Highway Patrol collaborated over the past month with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior Affairs on a training course for 30 Ukrainian law enforcement officers. According to the US State Department, four American officers were sent to Kyiv for a period of four weeks to conduct training on car stops, handcuffing, and how to defend oneself against attacks.

All graduates of the course will now go on to instruct new Ukrainian recruits for the newly formed Patrol Police, to which more than 11,000 Ukrainians have already applied.

The first wave of the new force will consist of some 2,000 officers and will hit the streets of Kyiv starting in June. The new patrol is part of far-reaching reforms designed to replace the current road patrols and to bring the country's law enforcement bodies into line with European standards.


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