Palestinian Police introduce new tools for ICT development to help combating crime

Crime has become more sophisticated as lawbreakers benefit from the advancement of technology. In addition to traditional crimes, cybercrime is mushrooming like a wildfire.

This makes it necessary that the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) is keen on evolving to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology in order to detect and prevent crime. In order to support their internal Information and Communication Technology (ICT) support and development of their information management tools, three PCP officers spent five days in Estonia this month to acquire the needed skills to improve centralized configuration management of the ICT systems of the police.

Utilizing the tools and techniques, PCP would be able to deploy new updates to information systems faster and with less resources. The Estonian experts showed their Palestinian counterparts how to apply the needed workflow to their existing systems management and software development.

EUPOL COPPS, which funded and supported the visit to Estonia, has been working with ICT Administration of the PCP since 2007 and contributed a considerable role in modernising the department and building a computerized network which would eventually boost the operational and administrative capabilities of the PCP.