Friday, April 03, 2009

U.S. Embassy Celebrates Fifth Graduation of U.S. Trained Internal Security Forces Cadets


April 2, 2009

The United States Government continues training Internal Security Forces (ISF) personnel as part of the on-going $80 million law enforcement assistance program.  Ambassador Michel J. Sison congratulated the fifth class of 290 ISF police cadets and presented them with their certificates.  She also congratulated the twenty graduates of the second Supervision and Management Course which ended in March. 


The cadet course is a ten-week, state-of-the-art training program, taught by U.S. instructors and curriculum developers with the assistance of Lebanese police and legal professionals.  Cadets learn the latest policing and law enforcement skills and how to apply these to on-the-job situations. 


The Supervision and Management Course focuses on technical and leadership skills development so that non-commissioned officers can effectively lead field police units. 


With these professional courses, the ISF is building its capacity.  The ISF is a critical state institution protecting sovereignty and security.   The U.S. Government is assisting the ISF to enforce the rule of law and protect the Lebanese people.  The law enforcement assistance program emphasizes the United States' support to Lebanon, the ISF and the Lebanese people



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