Final Farewells

Kabul, 22/23 January 2014. The remains of the Danish EUPOL civilian staff member and the British member of the close protection team working with EUPOL Afghanistan who were killed in Kabul on 17 January have both left Afghan soil. The Danish EUPOL mission member left for her final journey home to Denmark on 22 January, the British close protection officer on 23 January.

Female police strategy launched in Kabul

Kabul, 21 January 2014. The first female police strategy has been kicked off in Kabul:  Around 200 participants including provincial commanders from the Ministry of Interior, the Afghan National Police, representatives from the Afghan Parliament, the  Ministry of Women Affairs and the international community gathered at National Commanders’ Conference in Kabul for discussions around female police and how to improve their work environment.  

Leadership and management workshops for Afghan Directorate of Police Intelligence

Kabul, January 2014. Over the last three months four EUPOL trainers from the Police Staff College have delivered a series of leadership and management workshops to the management team of the Directorate of Police Intelligence (DPI).  The 22 participants ranged in rank from Colonel to General and are the Heads of departments and units with responsibility for setting the policing priorities and the objectives of the DPI.

EUPOL condemns attack on restaurant in Kabul

Kabul. On Friday, 17 January 2014, a Danish EUPOL civilian staff member along with a British member of the close protection team who was working with EUPOL Afghanistan, were killed in Kabul following an attack at a restaurant.

EUPOL supports police impartiality in election training

Kabul, January 2014. More than 200 police district commanders were trained by EUPOL Afghanistan on their role in the forthcoming presidential and provincial council elections in April 2014. The main focus of the workshop was to emphasize the impartiality of the police during the electoral process.

Conference: “Intelligence-Led policing is a key issue to fight organised crime”

Kabul, 7 January 2014. Organised crime, corruption, the fight against terrorists, preventing insurgents to infiltrate the police force: these are only some of the major tasks of the Afghan National Police. Gathering, evaluation and sharing of information is the key to tackle all these tasks, and in the police context this means Intelligence-led Policing (ILP).

Kabul policewomen attend female network meeting

Kabul. 71 participants from all police districts around Kabul, plus representatives of international NGOs such as UNAMA, Asia Foundation-Women Empowerment Programme, Justice for All and Afghan Public Policy Research Organisation (APPRO) attended the last female network meeting in Kabul in 2013.

Video: Director and actress Saba Sahar on female police and equality

Kabul, 30 December 2013. She is an actress, screenwriter, police officer and Afghanistan's first-ever female film director: Saba Sahar. She is also the mastermind behind the production of Commissar Amanullah, a series on the Afghan police force where she is playing the Head of a Crime Investigation Unit: a fearless, incorruptible female cop.

Launch of booklet and educational video on child rights and policing

Kabul, December 2013. The air is heavy in the conference hall of the Kabul Star Hotel this December morning. The lights dim slightly over the impressive number of 190 delegates, ministers, and professionals announcing the opening of the one-day launch and handover of the Children Rights and Policing Project.

It may not be the first event of its kind but it certainly is one which reaffirms Afghanistan’s commitment, also stipulated in Article 7 of the National Constitution, to comply with, and implement international agreements and human rights instruments such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).