Kunduz. Safety outreach training for students in Kunduz: Schoolchildren in Kunduz were briefed on first aid and what to do in case of emergencies such as fires, traffic accidents, floods, earthquakes, as well as mine awareness. The Police-e Mardume Unit (Community Policing Unit) in Kunduz delivered several of such safety outreach training for schoolchildren in Kunduz in the past few months. To evaluate the impact of these activities, interviews were conducted recently by a UNAMA Police Advisor. The results are encouraging: The schoolchildren share their knowledge with their friends and their families after the training.
EUPOL Field Office Herat signs mentoring agreement with Head of Office for Oversight Anti-Corruption
Herat, October 2013. A mentoring agreement was signed in mid October between EUPOL Field Office Herat’s Anti-Corruption team and the Head of High Office for Oversight Anti-Corruption (HOOAC), Mohammad Tahir Anbari. The agreement aims at developing and implementing the capability of the HOOAC in the Anti-Corruption activities, examining single cases followed by the Office.
Kabul, 15. October 2013. The latest edition of EUPOL Afghanistan's newsletter is out.In it you find among many other articles the following: Training female police leaders, an editorial from the Head of Mission ("Sports - the great unifier"), the first community policing course at the Police Staff College, an account of a Train-the-trainers course on "Access to the Legal Aid System" and why 12,000 female security forces are needed for the Afghan elections next year. Click here to downlad the pdf: http://bit.ly/GYSqkg
EUPOL Afghanistan wishes all Afghan colleagues and friends a happy and peaceful Eid! May these days of Eid be the beginning of greater prosperity, success and happiness.
Eid Mubarak !
Kabul. “It is the second time I am attending CID seminar for senior detectives. We discussed and shared our experiences in relation to coordination between police and prosecutors and its importance, while considering the laws in Afghanistan”, says Lieutenant Colonel *Abdul, the head of a CID unit in one of Kabul Police Districts (PD) and a participant of the Seminar. “I am planning to share the outcome and knowledge I gained in the seminar with my colleagues for better flow of information in my unit in order to overcome the challenges we have been facing so far”, he added.
Kabul. The past, present and the future of (PeM) Police-e Mardume - Community Policing in Afghanistan was the main topic discussed in the Community Policing meeting at EUPOL HQ with 27 participants from different organisations such as UNAMA, UNDP-LOTFA, IPCB, COMISAF, SAYARA, PARSA-Scouts, GIZ, AANU, Ministry of Interior PeM Unit and the representatives of the EU Delegation.
Kabul. Necktie-button cameras are tiny, easy to conceal and enable investigators and undercover officers to capture video and audio (when allowed) covertly without the suspect or witnesses to notice. These cameras are a perfect fit also for Anti-Corruption investigators in Afghanistan to obtain tangible proof of evidence to convict suspects – providing that a surveillance has been approved by court. The use of the cameras was central of a EUPOL Anti-Corruption training to eight investigators from the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Corruption Unit and three prosecutors of the Monitoring and Control Prosecution Department within the Attourney General’s Office.
Herat. Ambassador Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin, EU Special Representative (EUSR) and EU Head of Delegation (EUHoD) in Afghanistan visited recently the EUPOL Filed Office in Herat. The EU SR/HoD gave a speech while meeting the EUPOL team in Herat. He thanked the EUPOL staff members for the good work in risky conditions. Many questions were raised while discussing EUPOL activities, their impact and the future of the country as well as confirming the EU’s willingness and commitment to stay after 2014.
In his first domestic visit, Ambassador Mellbin participated in the Herat Security Dialogue 2013, organised by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) - it was held for the second year at the Herat Citadel.
Herat. “Lessons on comparison between international and Afghan laws in order to become acquired with the existing differences would be great to be included in the future courses”, says Ghulam Hazrat, a member of Herat Appeal Prosecution Office while appreciating the useful topics of the Fair Trial Principles course in Herat.
Kabul. EUPOL Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) unit is conducting courses at Police Districts of Kabul as part of the Police Project Phoenix. Police Districts four, five, nine and eleven are currently the main targets to receive training on intelligence, the intelligence cycle, different types of sources, the collection of information and reporting.