Afghan National Police, demonstrate a vehicle search.
The next generation of Afghan policemen are beginning their careers, having completed their British-led training and graduated.
A total of 89 newly-trained patrolmen and 28 junior commanders graduated on Saturday 13th November 2010 at a passing out parade at the Helmand Police Training Centre, just outside the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.
The officers will now be deployed across Helmand Province with the task of providing added security in the urban centres, while the Afghan National Army continue to provide security and deter the Taleban threat in the rural areas.
Policing techniques and standards continue to improve across Helmand following the opening of Helmand Police Training Centre in November 2009. HPTC is now capable of turning out 180 newly qualified policemen every three weeks, following an intensive eight week course run by soldiers from The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS), supported by members of the Ministry of Defence Police.