|History and Biodata
Commander General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU:
Maj Gen Sayed Mohammad Roshandel (20180513)
Under the Ministry of Interior (MoI) is the General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) has three main duties: fighting terrorism, fighting criminals, and fighting narcotics and drug traffickers. The unit responds in situations that other security forces are not able to handle.The first priority is to provide security for Kabul province, and second priority is to provide security for highways and the third priority is to provide security in Herat, Jalalabad, and Balkh Provinces. In addition, the special unit forces will react to all serious and important security threats in the country and they are able to conduct operations in any condition. There are units in the provinces and also units that operate at the national level, such as the Critical Response Unit (CRU) 222 based in Kabul, 333 (Logar) and 444 (Kandahar) units. The 555 unit for Herat province, 999 unit for Nangarhar province, and 888 unit for Balkh province are among these units.
The special police units receive very hard and good training. There is a training center in Kabul that provides 6-month basic training and a training center in Balkh province that provides more advanced and technical training. In addition, there is a Special Police Training Center in Logar province that provides special training. The units have the best equipment, the same as NATO soldiers have. There is the primary trainings for 6 months, then there is advanced training for 6 months, after that there is professional trainings in different sections for 3 months. The trainings take one and half year to be completed. The International Community helps in equipment section.(20180513)
There are 165 women in the General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU).(20191124)