Kabul, June 2014. The holy month of Ramadan will begin next week and I would like to take the opportunity to extend my best wishes to our Afghan colleagues, partners and friends for the start of this month.
Kabul, June 2014.The partnership between the Afghan Scouts, Police e Mardume Unit and Eupol has started in April this year with a highly appreciated by the public community service where approximately 40 young scouts teamed up with patrolmen in order to clean up the neighborhood of Police district 5 (PD 5). In May joint police-scouts team made a new outreach, this time to the Maskan and Allawodin orphanages accommodating together 670 children.
Kabul, June 2014. Amid a strong blustery west wind, 68 Mission Members braved the dust and heat to participate in a first of its kind mission training event run by EUPOL at a local Afghan National Army training area.
The event was designed to acquaint Mission Members with the types of weapons the EUPOL Private Security Company uses as well as introduce them to the tactics and procedures employed in the event of an incident.
Kabul, June 2014. Twelve professionals from the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) and NGOs, gathered at EUPOL HQ in a two-day workshop to organise the delivery of five-day Access to the Legal Aid System (ATLAS) courses in Kabul and ten other selected provinces, starting after the ‘Eid-ul Fitr celebration at the end of July, 2014.
Herat. EUPOL Herat Field Office (FO) in close cooperation with Anti-Corruption trainers from EUPOL Kabul HQ delivered an Anti-Corruption Mainstreaming Train-the-Trainers course in Herat provincial Headquarters to 20 participants - among whom there were 19 police officers, out of which six female police officers, and a lawyer representing the Afghan Independent Bar Association (AIBA).
Herat, June 2014. Ever since the establishment of Herat Field Office, EUPOL mentors have set a working partnership based on a sincere, transparent and efficient cooperation with Police-e Mardume Unit (PeM) - (Community Policing Unit) within Herat Police Headquarters, led by Colonel Noor Khan Nikzaad, Herat head of Police-e Mardume. Up to the present time, the cooperation process included various activities closely related to community needs, resulting in seminars, roundtables, conferences and projects, all contributing to the creation of a close relationship between the Afghan National Police (ANP) and citizens, based on trust and mutual respect.
Kabul, June 2014. Inside the “National Police Coordination Center” at the Afghan Ministry of Interior where all Afghan security forces monitored security for the election day. EUPOL Head of Mission, Karl Ake Roghe, along with Peter Neunteufl and Alexander Schmelzer, both EUPOL mentors to Deputy Minister for Security, Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, got a look inside the command center keeping a close watch on everything.