EU Police and Rule of Law Mission takes Palestinian police leaders to Sweden

November 29, 2019
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A group of six senior Palestinian police officers visited the cities of Stockholm and Malmö on 17 – 23 November to find out more about how the Swedish Police improved and standardised the quality of services provided to citizens and brought the police closer to the public through a comprehensive restructuring exercise.

“In 2015, the Swedish Police merged 22 separate policing authorities into one single institution, something which represented a huge organisational challenge,” said Barbara Kelly, Senior Police Adviser in Institutional Development and Human Resources at EUPOL COPPS. “We brought representatives of the Palestinian Civil Police to meet some of their Swedish counterparts, because Sweden has useful best practices to share in strategic planning and human resources management. These are very relevant for Palestinian law enforcement, particularly in light of their ambition to strengthen their own police services.”

With the support of EUPOL COPPS, Palestinian Civil Police leaders will now analyse how they can integrate Sweden’s experiences into their strategic planning and human resources management.

EUPOL COPPS is the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support. The aim of the Mission is to contribute to the establishment of sustainable and effective policing arrangements and to advise Palestinian counterparts on criminal justice and rule of law related aspects under Palestinian ownership.


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