By Ajnadi Mustafa.
Tripoli, 2 June 2015:
There was heavy security for the passing out parade of police and coastguard trainees at Tocra. . . .[restrict]Some 900 cadets took part in a march-past to the music of a pipe band watched by senior government and military figures.
The new graduates had undergone four months of intensive induction which included fitness and weapons courses, legal training and the general responsibilities of police work. The course was supervised by the Tocra Security Directorate. This is the second batch of cadets to pass through its hands.
Even before they officially became police officers and coastguards, the trainees had had their first taste of duty. An eight year-old girl went missing in the Al-Hamada forest area and the cadets were turned out to look for her. The search was a success and after some hours, the girl was found unharmed and returned to her family.