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.
Kabul, June 2014. 48-year old Colonel Hasibullah, Head of Training and Education at Kabul City Police Headquarters, is aware of one of the biggest challenges of the Afghan National Police: the low literacy rate within the police force. Literacy is seen as the key to establish law and order.
Kabul, June 2014. A one week Community Policing course was recently delivered by EUPOL’s training component for those in strategic leadership positions both within the Community Policing departments of the Afghan National Police (ANP) and those aspiring to reach strategic positions. The course followed up on the success of the previous course. It is part of the collaborative push from NATO Training Mission to Afghanistan (NTM-A), UNDP and EUPOL towards achieving a standardised national Community Policing programme for officers of Lieutenant rank and above.