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    Royal Engineers complete construction of Afghan Local Police station in Helmand capital

    Royal Engineers complete construction of Afghan Local Police station in Helmand capital

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan David Chandler | An engineer assigned to 59 Commando Squadron, Royal Engineers, drives a tractor to...... read more read more

    PATROL BASE BOLAN-T, AFGHANISTAN

    08.01.2011

    Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan David Chandler 

    Regional Command Southwest

    PATROL BASE BOLAN-T, Afghanistan - Royal Engineers with 59 Commando Squadron completed construction of an Afghan Local Police station in the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, July 26.

    “This is the third police station we have completed in this area for the Afghan locals,” said Lt. Joe Robinson, commanding officer of 59 Commando Squadron, and a native of Barnstaple, England. “The Afghan citizens in the area have been very helpful in assisting us in completing the station.”

    The station took three days to complete and will house 15 Afghan local police officers. More police stations in the area will help eliminate insurgent activity, said Robinson.

    “We are helping the Afghan Local Police to get up and running in small expeditionary policing for the local villagers,” he explained.

    The police stations assist the community with local problems, crimes, security and domestic disputes. The ALP work with the Afghan uniformed and national police to handle larger issues.

    “These guys [Afghan Local Police] are brave guys they want to look after their community and families.” They want to keep their people safe from insurgents,” said Robinson. “We are happy to do our part to make their area is safer for the Afghan people.”

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    Date Taken: 08.01.2011
    Date Posted: 08.01.2011 03:19
    Story ID: 74594
    Location: PATROL BASE BOLAN-T, AF

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