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26 September 2016

EUPOL COPPS and Palestinian Civil Police hold workshop on Community Policing


On 26 September 2016, EUPOL COPPS and Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) held a workshop in Jericho to develop a broad Community Policing concept for the PCP.

The workshop at the Palestine College for Police Sciences (PCPS) represented the third in a series of workshops designed to engage the PCP organization at the strategic, central and district level. The output from these workshops will be used as an input into another series of workshops with potential community policing partner groups, from Civil Society. The overall purpose of facilitating these PCP and Civil Society workshops is to develop a strategic community policing concept that will represent a joint understanding of community policing among the community policing partner groups.

Attendance at the workshop included, ten PCP District Commanders who are responsible for the management and administration of the West Bank policing districts. The planned approach was to facilitate the workshop in the format of an open discussion and to devote the majority of the speaking time to the invited attendees. In this format the facilitators confined their input, in the main, to asking probing and thought provoking questions.

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