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Egyptian riot police march as they guard outside the police academy court in Cairo, Egypt,  Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (Khalil Hamra/AP)
Egyptian riot police march as they guard outside the police academy court in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

In Egypt, restoring a sense of security more than two years after the revolution is proving to be a difficult task.

A significant part of the problem is the security forces themselves — particularly the Egyptian police force, which has a reputation for brutality and violence.

So how do you change a reputation? Start with training.

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil reports that at the country's police academy, a new generation of recruits is being put through the paces.

This segment aired on May 24, 2013.

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