On 12 January 2017, EUPOL COPPS concluded a three-day training for Palestinian police officers and prosecutors to enhance their capabilities when interviewing children.
The training for 16 officers from the administration of Family Protection Unit and five prosecutors was conducted in Jericho and Hebron.
The Mission advisers and two Norwegian training experts delivered the training which tackled many issues including preventing and investigating cases involving crimes against children and crimes perpetrated through the use of technology, like mobiles or computers.
EUPOL COPPS and the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) agreed to hold a similar session in February, to involve more officers and prosecutors.
In 2015, EUPOL COPPS set up in Hebron police district a child interview room and equipped it with specialized devices for the purpose of interviewing vulnerable victims of crime.
The PCP established family protection and juvenile units in order to combat domestic violence. It launched campaigns to raise awareness in combating such offenses and urged people to come forward and file complaints against child abuse and domestic violence. EUPOL COPPS is a firm supporter of such efforts.
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