EU funds workshop to improve overall policing effort in Palestine
April 29, 2019
A workshop aimed to enhance cooperation between the Community Policing branch and the Information Led-Policing branch of the Palestinian Civil Police showed a promising potential to increase the efficiency of police work by combining the two police specialities. The workshop, recently held in Ramallah, elaborated how the two branches can increase their cooperation to improve the overall policing effort in the West Bank.
The workshop allowed time for questions and discussions in which the participants engaged actively. They were mainly Community Policing District Coordinators and Analyst Officers working with Information-Led Policing in the Police Headquarters and Districts. During the brainstorming session the participants produced several concrete ideas to enhance the cooperation between their branches. These included periodic meetings between the branches, awareness raising activities on the importance of cooperation and additional joint training.
Community Policing is the collaboration between local police and citizens of a community aiming at preventing and solving problems. Information Led-Policing enables the police to direct its activities proactively to prevent and handle crimes more efficiently.