Civilian Police Assistance Training Team (CPATT)

Posted on | June 15, 2009

The acronym heavy Multinational Security Transition Command- Iraq, Directorate of Interior Affairs, Civilian Police Assistance Training Team (MNSTC-I, DoIA, CPATT) “assists in the development of the Ministry of Interior and its Forces in order to contribute to the defeat of insurgency and to create a safe and secure Iraq in which the government can establish democratic rule of law”. This includes working with the Iraqi Police Service, the Department of Border Enforcement, the National Police and additional specialized units. The coalition civilian police personnel consist mainly of two groups. The International Police Liaison Officers (IPLOs) who are contracted directly through the US Department of State – Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the International Police Trainers (IPTs) who are contracted through the US Department of Justice. The United Kingdom provides trainers to the Baghdad facilities and the Basrah region.