Books on Afghanistan
Crisis Response Unit - CRU 222
Commando Force - CF 333
Afghan Territorial Force - ATF 444
Three additional NMUs are being established for Herat, Mazar-e Sharif, and Jalalabad. They should become fully operational in late 2018 or early 2019.
The SPTC is located in Logar province and conducts the 8-week long Special Operator's Course. The course is a prerequisite for service in a GCPSU National Mission Unit. The SPTC provides advanced training to seasoned police officers from the Provincial Special Units and it also selcts officers who are part of the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) growth pipeline. Graduates receive advanced training in policing, crisis response, weapons, tactical assault training, and improved physical fitness. 
1. See Establishing a Police Force for Afghanistan by the Institute for the Study of War. Accessed here on the ISW website on December 29, 2011.
Novermber 8, 2018. "Elite Afghan Police begin first missions while regular forces remain undermanned", Stars and Stripes.
April 29, 2013. Provincial Response Companies train for special missions. DVIDS. News release provides info on police SWAT teams located at provinces. Access here.
1. For more on training for members of the Police National Mission Units see "Afghanistan grows its special police forces", NSOCC-A DVIDS, February 8, 2018.
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