Germany donates four million euros to promote community policing role of the liberated areas and 11 Iraqi province

05/04/2016 20:08
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Long-Presse / Baghdad

The German government announced on Tuesday a donation of four million euros, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq to promote community policing role, while the latter promised that it contributes to the stability of the liberated areas and provinces selected 11 for the application of the project, stressed its importance in the development and implementation of "a community based security approach as an effort basis in the aftermath of the devastating and violent, "the conflict in Iraq.

The United Nations Special Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in a statement, received a (long-Presse) a copy of it, that "the federal government of Germany donated four million euros to the International Organization for Migration in Iraq to support the project to strengthen community policing role, starting from March 2016 until scheduled for December 2017 ".

She UNAMI, that "community policing support enhances the International Organization for Migration, democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the liberated areas of Iraq's efforts", noting that "community policing models support the intervention and negotiation methods for resolving conflicts and building trust between the community and the police."

She explained the UN Mission, that "community policing project that includes training on the principles of this security profile and establish forums community policing and encourage dialogue between civil society and law enforcement agencies," indicating that "in 2015 the past established a total of 16 forum of community police in six provinces in the south and central Iraq and north, shared with more than 500 members of the local community and 80 police officers and more than 80 government officials and 70 members of civil society. "

According to UNAMI, that "the project will document those efforts through the support of community policing capabilities in Iraq and increase the local communities and civil society capacity to participate in constructive dialogue on security issues," pointing out that "the project will support the foundation structure of the existing community policing and provide the necessary equipment in order to improve access police to communities in the liberated areas as well as in the central and southern parts of Iraq. "

She UN Mission, that "the training component also aimed at law enforcement officials as well as representatives of the displaced communities internally for the purpose of facilitating community police work, specifically in the areas of return staff," Msttrdh that "the training course will provide the opportunity for the police and members of the local community and the actors of civil society in identifying challenges current and possible solutions and thus encourage communication and cooperation between police and communities, these forums also will facilitate the creation of an area of ​​active participation and representation of women. "

And increased UNAMI, that "the project will be implemented in the governorates of Anbar, Babil, Baghdad, Basra, Diyala, Dohuk, Erbil and Nineveh, Salahuddin and Sulaymaniyah," asserting that "the Interior Ministry and departments of community policing in the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, are partners Riison the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in this project."

The head of the UN Mission for Migration in Iraq, Thomas Luther Weiss, according to the statement, "The happy community policing generously funded by the Federal Republic of Germany, project organization," returned that "contribute to the stability of the liberated areas and a few other selected provinces."

According to Weiss, "The initiatives of this kind are working on the development and implementation of a community based security approach is the basis for the effort in the wake of the devastating and violent in the Iraq conflict," adding that "the project also helps to address the needs of displaced Iraqis who have returned to especially with regard to a sense of safety of their homes and protection and in close coordination with the federal government in Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional government. "

And the Directorate of community policing, according to the Iraqi Interior Ministry, a popular security force is considered as an intermediary between the security establishment (police stations) and between institutions and the elites of society, its mission communication and interaction to the goal of achieving the largest amount of real partnership between the police and the community to assume security responsibilities in accordance with the concept of comprehensive human security, This means that community policing is a mediator interactive and communicative between the police and the community to create a close cooperation between the security and the thought and culture, educators and individuals and organs of society elements in order to create a cultural state of social Security.

The Iraqi community police announced, (fourth from June 2014), the organization of course for its staff in coordination with the British Embassy in Iraq, to ​​develop their abilities in the field of human rights, while showed that participants in the session will turn to coaches to spread the spirit of cooperation and rapprochement between citizens and security men, It attributed the declining role in the street to the lack of its members and the lack of awareness among citizens about their work, but the British are responsible felt that community policing "is still living the military mentality."