The US embassy in Beirut issued a press release in which it said 11 another Internal Security Forces (ISF) officers completed the U.S. – Lebanese Supervision and Management Course and that The U.S. instruction team has trained over 7,600 ISF members in basic and advanced leadership courses since January 2008.
Here is the press release:
On July 15, 2011, 11 Officers completed the 13th U.S. – Lebanese Supervision and Management Course, including 8 who also completed the Instructors course, at the Internal Security Forces (ISF) Academy in Warwar. Director of the Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Programs Thaddeus Kontek congratulated them upon their graduation.
The U.S. instruction team has trained over 7,600 ISF members in basic and advanced leadership courses since January 2008. Officers learn the latest technical and leadership skills and how to apply these to on-the-job situations. The training program curriculum includes modern police practices, understanding democratic policing and human rights, criminal investigation procedures and other essential law enforcement skills.
The current $132 million U.S. assistance program to the ISF strengthens the ISF and is part of the overall U.S. security assistance program to Lebanon. The law enforcement assistance program assists the ISF to enforce the rule of law and protect the Lebanese people. The professional development of the ISF is critical for Lebanon’s sovereignty, independence and security.