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Afghanistan National Police (ANP), Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) is a special police unit developed in July 2006 with responsibilities to provide civil order presence patrols, prevent violent public incidents, and provide crisis and anti-terror response in urban and metropolitan environments.
ANCOP has an authorized strength of 5400 and is divided into five Brigades stationed in Kabul, Paktia, Kandahar, Herat, and Mazar-i-Sharif. ANCOP troopers are generally considered a more elite force than the regular ANP and as such are frequently deployed to problem areas and hot spots. NATO ISAF special operations forces as well as French Gendarmerie and Italian Carbinieri provide training and serve as advisors to ANCOP personnel.
In addition to the five ANCOP brigades the command also fields a Special Support Battalion made up of a Heavy Weapons Company, a Transportation Company, a Logistics Support Company, two SWAT Teams and several Explosive Ordnance Disposal Teams.
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