News: Baghlan-e Jadid assumes authority of Afghan Local Police
Story by Staff Sgt. Vito Bryant
BAGHLAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The leadership of Baghlan-e Jadid district assumed full authority of the Baghlan-e Jadid Afghan Local Police, Jan 31.
The ALP assist and support Afghan National Security Forces to enable conditions for improved security, governance and development in rural areas.
The Baghlan-e Jadid District Governor Babur and Chief of Police Brig. Gen. Rustaqi attended the ceremony which officially recognized the transition of authority of the ALP program from coalition forces to the Afghan government.
This marks a major milestone for the people of Baghlan-e Jadid and attests to their resilience. Last year, three Afghan soldiers were killed in the district from an insider attack and the former district governor and chief of police were removed for corruption.
"I would like to thank the coalition special forces for all the things that they have done to assist us in preparation for this moment," said Gov. Baburi. "The local police and National Directorate of Security are ready to provide safety and security for the people of Baghlan-e Jadid."
The governor said that during his first month, the ALP have worked efficiently to enhance security within the district and have captured three members of the Taliban.
He ended by saying, "As we move forward, we will fight against corruption and the enemies of peace for the Afghan people."