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25.04.2018
Today, H.E. Dr. Rami Hamdallah, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority welcomed he Head of the EU Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS), Mr. Kauko Aaltomaa to a meeting in his...
25.04.2018
Yesterday, 19 EUPOL COPPS Mission Members were awarded the Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal. The EU Representative in Jerusalem, Mr. Ralph Tarraf awarded the medal to the Head of Mission, Mr. Kauko...
25.04.2018
Fighting intellectual property crimes is a key priority on the international agenda. Illegal trade of counterfeit products represents 2.5-3% of global trade, amounting to more than 330 billion Euro per year....
20.04.2018
On a sunny morning and in the presence of thousands of friends and family members, 557 young Police Officers graduated from the Palestinian College for Policing Sciences in Jericho. The graduation ceremony included an...
19.04.2018
The European Union has funded the construction of two new correctional facilities in Palestine. However, before the new Correction and Rehabilitation Centres in Nablus and Jenin can be activated, they must each have an...
16.04.2018
The role of today’s correctional services is multidimensional. Not only must prisons maintain sufficient security, they also have an obligation to ensure the care and rehabilitation of each prisoner. To do so, prison...
12.04.2018
Imprisonment is a punitive action carried out by states on citizens to deprive them their freedom. The purpose of imprisonment is to protect the society against crime and reduce reoffending. As such, prisons play a...
04.04.2018
During a three day visit to Jordan from 25-27 March 2018, the Head of EUPOL COPPS, Kauko Aaltomaa, met with high level security actors of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The trip, which focused on the Kingdom’s...
20.03.2018
With advice and mentoring from the EUPOL COPPS Mission and supported by the International Community Policing Coordination Group, the Palestinian Civil Police has established a Community Policing Coordination Unit and...
15.03.2018
Fighting corruption is important to the Palestinian people. In this fight, effective detection, investigation and prosecution of corruptive practices is the only way to achieve the goal of combating all forms of...

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