Palestine: EU Police and Rule of Law Mission supports capacity building trainings for Correction and Rehabilitation Centres Officers

October 11, 2019
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Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) Special Police Force (SPF) is currently running a joint project with the Correction and Rehabilitation Centres Department (CRCD) in order to enhance their capabilities in several fields such as self-defence, crowd control, first aid and human rights. This project is being jointly run by the SPF Training Centre and CRCD, with the support and advice of the EU Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) Penitentiary Advisers and Senior Advisor for Special Police Forces.

The first successful train-the-trainer course, which took place at the SPF Training Centre in Nablus, Palestine, from 21 September to 2 October 2019, was delivered to 19 CRCD Officers, who became assistant trainers.

The following phase of this project will include two training sessions, run at the new Nablus prison, where the 19 recipients of the training will deliver the training to other CRC Officers and subsequently expand the training to all CRC facilities in the West Bank, supported and supervised by the SPF trainers.

In the subsequent phases, the project will also include a workshop on serious incident management and live exercises on the several CRCD premises to test the response capacity, both by CRCD and SPF Forces.

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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