EUPOL COPPS delivers training to Palestinian police on the use of pepper spray

On the 8th of May, EUPOLCOPPS police adviser delivered a one day training for 28 police officers from the Palestinian Protecting and Guarding Unit on the use of pepper spray. During the one day training which was held in Ramallah Palestinian Protecting and Guarding Unit compound, the instructor showed the participants how to be familiarized with these “alternative means” and how to ensure that international standards, Human Rights are respected.

The course stressed on the practical, tactical and legal conditions of use of pepper spray, it also includes first aid relating to use of this intermediary means and highlight the professional judgement on the field.

By mid-May, a handover of equipment and Standard Operational Procedure will take place.