The Qatar Armed Forces has concluded the riot control training course (No 2) for officers and personnel of the Military Police (MP).
The concluding ceremony was held under the patronage of HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, in the presence of Staff Major General Mohamed al-Ahbabi, Commander of the Military Police.
The course was held at the Military Police School over four weeks and saw the participation of officers and personnel from the Military Police Command and one representative from the Emiri Guard.
The course aimed to equip the participants with the skills needed to handle mobs and riots while also focusing on the skills required to maintain security at stadiums, in addition to raising the overall level of training for the MP personnel.
The commander of the training course, Lieutenant Abdullah Hamad al-Marri, said that following the directives of the MP commander, a five-year plan has been put in place for the benefit of MP personnel, including paying more attention to develop their skills in controlling riots.
The training course included sessions on dealing with rioters through a number of formations and introducing the participants to sophisticated batons to better control unruly mobs in addition to other necessary tools and weapons.
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