On 25 January 2017, Fourteen Palestinian Civil Police officers concluded a three-day training to further enhance their capabilities in using Digital Media and Information Technology tools.
During the workshop, which was held at the Palestinian Police Academy in Jericho, David Bailey, a Senior Communications Manager at Staffordshire Police in the United Kingdom, delivered lectures to the media and public relations officer of the Palestinian Civil Police on improving the outreach of the police in website and social networks and how to increase interaction.
The British expert, who manages the strategic approach to communications and public relations and leads on digital engagement including social media and website engagement at Staffordshire Police, also showed the attendees the best tools on measuring the outreach and how to improve the stories they publish to make them more attractive to the communities they serve.
The event was also meant to show the officers how to improve the layout of the website and make it more user-friendly, more responsive and more interactive.
The activity was financed and organized in cooperation with TAIEX, an Instrument of the European Commission that, among others, provides short-term technical assistance to countries included in the European Neighbourhood Policy.
The workshop was funded by the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX), and instrument introduced by the EU to deliver aid through programmes and projects across the world. It was organised by EUPOL COPPS.