News: Zormat police chief vows reforms
By Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison
22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
FORWARD OPERATING BASE ZORMAT, Afghanistan – A Shura was held in Zormat, Feb. 25, which discussed the reintegration of the Afghan national police into the district.
ANP representatives were present to speak with the district leaders about the reintegration of police into the Zormat District after corruption had marred the Zormat ANP in the past.
Zormat District's new Chief of Police Jani Khail said he is ready to change the face of the ANP.
"Having their chief of police there talking to the Shura leaders had a big impact," said Army Capt. James E. Chapman, commander, Troop B, 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "The people in Zormat haven't trusted the ANP in the past. Hopefully the words of the new police chief will reflect in his troops and they will gain the support of the people."
Khail spoke of the pride he has for his country and his job wishing to help Zormat progress through stability.
"The ANP for this district just went through intensive training and will treat the people in an Islamic way," said Khail. "If they don't treat you in an Islamic way I will replace them."
He also spoke about the Taliban's efforts to hinder progress in the district.
"The Taliban are trying to stop construction in Zormat," Khail said. "The only way we can bring more projects to Zormat is for you to be more supportive and communicate with your government."
Many Shura members said they were impressed by the police chief's words and hope this change will bring prosperity and more development to the district.
Date Posted:03.12.2008 09:23
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