Training the Palestinian Judicial Police on Handling of Detainees

Ramallah, 8th April, 2010 - EUPOL COPPS’ Deputy Head of Mission, Ari SARJANEN, participated in the graduation ceremony of a training programme on Handling of Detainees (Transportation of Detainees from Prison to Court and vice versa) delivered to 32 Palestinian Judicial Police Officers. The event took place today, 8th April, at the HQ of the Judicial Police in Ramallah.

The 2 week training is funded by the Netherlands and coordinated by EUPOL COPPS’ Criminal Justice and Police Law Expert, Mr Michael SCHULTE-SCHREPPING. An Austrian Correctional expert, Mr Robert ROHRBÖCK, delivered this training to 32 Judicial Police Officers that will be deployed in the three offices that have been identified in Salfit, Nablus and Jenin at the end of the training.
Prior to the graduation ceremony, the trainees performed several demonstrations on tactics learned from this training. On these demonstrations, Brigadier General AL MUSEIMI, Deputy Chief of Police, affirmed that “what he has seen today was one of the highest level trainings delivered to the Judicial Police due to the professionalism and experience of the trainer”.  
The Chief of the Judicial Police, Lieut. Colonel SHTIEH “was very grateful to the EUPOL COPPS’ support and cooperation with the Judicial Police stressing the need of identifying more district offices and training more officers in order to establish a fully functioning Judicial Police”.
From his part, EUPOL COPPS’ Deputy HoM, Mr SARJANEN, highlighted “the excellent development of the recently created Judicial Police stressing that this project is fully owned by the Palestinian Civil Police and therefore we, Europeans, are only here to provide you with support”.