EUPOL COPPS Mission organized a field visit to Bethlehem District along with the Head of the Netherlands Representative Office
On the 20th of September 2023, EUPOL COPPS Mission organized a field visit to Bethlehem District along with the Head of the Netherlands Representative Office; Mr. Michel Rentenaar in Ramallah. During the visit, the delegation met with the Police District Commander of Bethlehem whereby, an explanation of the current status of Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) was given, daily challenges as well as opportunities that the EUPOL COPPS is offering in terms of improving the capacities in the context of the Bethlehem Pilot project. In July 2023, the mission launched a new Pilot Project in Bethlehem District. The aim of this project is to focus on further improving the PCP work conditions and skill in order to better support the Public.
The delegation also visited the Bethlehem Police holding cells and the Bethlehem Correction and Rehabilitation Centre with the hope that the Dutch Government could consider providing funds to improve the situation in one or both facilities.