Police-e Mardume Conference in Herat

Herat, March 2014. A ribbon-cutting took place symbolising the cooperation between community and police during the First Police-e Mardume Conference in Herat.

EUPOL Field Office in Herat, in close cooperation with the Police-e Mardume Unit (Community Policing Unit), organised the First Police-e Mardume Conference in Herat. The conference was attended by the Governor of Herat province Mr. Fazlullah Wahidi, Ministry of Interior (MoI) Head of Police-e Mardume Colonel Ayni and other high-ranking officials from Herat.

Canadians leaving EUPOL: “It was a privilege to serve in Afghanistan”

Kabul, 8 March 2014. On Saturday 8thMarch there were some wistfulness in the air as the final medal ceremony for the Canadian EUPOL members took place in Green Village. All the 16 Canadians leave the mission this week. But the wistful tunes are overpowered by the proud and gratefulness the Canadians feel for being able to serve and support the people of Afghanistan – as well as the appreciation felt for the Canadian EUPOL experts.

Colonel Jamila Bayaz: “We must stand up for the women in remote districts”

Kabul, 8 March 2014. Saturday 8th of March, the International Women’s Day, was naturally the most appropriate day for the Female Network Meeting. Monthly meetings of this network are coordinated by EUPOL Field Office and the Gender and Human Rights Unit of the Kabul City Police (KCP). 

EU celebrates International Women’s Day

Kabul, 8 March 2014. The EU celebrated on 8 March in Kabul International Women’s Day and the contribution of Afghan women to arts, sports and society in presence of international and national guests with performances from Afghan female athletes and musicians.

Western Region Female Police Conference: “Support for Afghan Female Police: overcoming challenges and expediting recruitment”

Herat, 25 February 2014. Almost 150 participants, among which around 40 women, representing Herat, Badghis and Farah provinces participated at the Western Region Female Police Conference titled: “Support for Female Afghan National Police: Overcoming challenges and expediting recruitment”. Herat Provincial Police Headquarters hosted the conference, following a national conference which took place in Kabul on 21 January 2014.

Afghan general refuses 3 Million US Dollars bribe from the most wanted criminal

Kabul, February 2014. Major General Zahir Zahir, the Commander of Kabul City Police who recently received Best Practice Award by EUPOL in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the field of criminal investigation, has been interviewed by EUPOL Press Office. He said his best achievement during his duty in the police was arresting Habib Istalif, who was one of the most wanted criminals in last ten years. Habib Istalif has been sentenced to death by the primary court in Kabul.

Anti-Corruption Mainstreaming Course

Kabul, February 2014. 18 crime investigators and border police officers working at Kabul International Airport for the first time received Anti-Corruption Mainstreaming training by EUPOL Anti-Crime and Anti-Corruption Units.

The two-day training was delivered by Anti-Corruption trainers Danut Danila and Curriculum Developer Cosmin Brasov, after an assessment made by Anti-Crime Expert Marius Cosmin Pop for a need of such training course to be provided for Kabul International Airport staff.

Inauguration of the Police-e Mardume Unit at Kabul City Police HQ

Kabul, February 2014. The new Police-e Mardume Unit (Community Policing Unit) was inaugurated at Kabul City Police HQ (KCP). The opening was organised at the KCP Conference Hall to mark the completion, furbishing and equipping the unit, as a joint EUPOL- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) project.

Commander of the KCP Major General Zahir Zahir, Chief of Police-e Mardume Department at the Ministry of Interior Colonel Homayoon Ainee, Head of Police-e Mardume at the KCP Colonel Mohammad Khan Katawazai, EUPOL Acting Head of Mission Kevin Lambert, EUPOL Chief of AUCP - Community Police Department Simon O’Connor participated at the inauguration ceremony.

Intelligence-Led Policing Conference in Herat

Herat, February 2014. EUPOL Field Office in Herat, in close cooperation with the Police Intelligence Department, held an Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) conference at Herat Police HQ.

The goal of the ILP conference was to gather all important personnel from Herat Province to share their experiences and get more insights in the process of ILP. A better understanding of the ILP cycle and NIMS information management system, supporting ILP cycle by ANP and their step by step implementation at the daily work was expected as a result of this project.

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