Five Mission Members shadow Palestinian Police officers in Jenin
From 06th to 09th February 2023 the Deputy Head of Police Advisory Section and four Advisers (District Coordination, C.I.D. and Cybercrime) visited the northern West Bank district of Jenin in a bid to lend support to their Palestinian counterparts in a plethora of Police sciences.
The advisers, each with long experience of police work in their respective countries, shadowed the police officers throughout their meetings and discussions pertaining to day-to-day police work, such as managing a crime scene, Human Resources, logistics, environmental crime, detention cells, criminal investigation and cybercrime.
The Advisers met the District Commander, the Heads of all the District`s Offices as well as the Gender Coordinator and a delegation of Female Police Officers working at the District. On the topical issue of Gender, the District Commander is committed to creating the best conditions possible for all his Police Officers.
This visit gave the Mission the opportunity to spend entire days in Jenin together with the Police Officers in charge of the closest offices to the citizens and obtain first-hand information about their work and perspectives and deliver advice accordingly.
The CID and Cybercrime advisers attended the daily briefing of the police and followed the distribution of tasks. They had the opportunity to share their experiences with the local police, and to exchange best practices from their respective countries, as well as to learn more about the needs and daily challenges faced by the Police in the daily execution of their tasks, not lease given the particular circumstances of Jenin.
“The aim of this trip is to further enhance the basic police concepts, such as upholding the law, preventing crime and antisocial behavior, protecting and reassuring communities, investigating crime and bringing offenders to justice,” said Rene Nuijten, Deputy Head of EUPOL COPPS Police Advisory Section.
EUPOL COPPS is confident that this visit will positively contribute to the further strengthening of the already excellent advice given by the Mission to the Palestinian Civil Police, with the ultimate aim of bringing the PCP closer to the Palestinian people.