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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... more
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... more
November 16, 2017
A five-member delegation of the Council of the Palestinian Bar Association (PBA) visited the Florence Bar Association (FBA) in the context of the cooperation established between the two Bars since 2013... more
Seven Palestinian police officers concluded today a study visit to Portugal to further enhance their capabilities on the usage of social media. The five-day study visit to Lisbon for the public relations and media... more
During 6 – 8 November 2017, five Palestinian prosecutors from the Family Protection from Violence Unit concluded today a three day study visit to Stockholm to learn more about how cases concerning domestic violence and... more
Mr. Kauko Aaltomaa, a high-ranking official in the Finnish Ministry of Interior, took up his duties today as Head of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS).
Mr. Kenneth Deane,... more
From 24 to 29 September 2017, EUPOL COPPS organized a study visit to Slovenia and Croatia for four senior Palestinian Civil Police officers to enhance internal coordination mechanisms between various sections of the... more
From 25 – 29 September 2017, Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and Palestinian Civil Police concluded today a study visit to Germany on police-prosecution cooperation, with a particular focus on corruption... more
The EU's Political and Security Committee has appointed Kauko Aaltomaa, a high-ranking official in the Finnish Ministry of Interior, as new Head of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories... more
On 26 September 2017, EUPOL COPPS facilitated the first International Community Policing Conference in Ramallah, which focused on education to the Palestinian citizens on the implementation of the Palestinian-led... more

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