CID officer’s upskill on international laws with ICRC
April 2, 2019 12:46 pm
Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho during the workshop
35 police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department are brushing up on their awareness and implementation of international law.
Facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the workshop is for officers to promote a deeper reflection and awareness of the respect of international rules, domestic laws and internal police procedures.
Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho noted that hands-on learning would assist officers through a theoretical and practical approach.
“It’s aimed at sensitizing you, our CID officers on the basic principles of internationally recognized standards pertinent to law enforcement focusing on arrest, investigation and detention as well as the use of force, search and seizures.”
Today’s workshop is a precursor to a follow-on workshop that will be held over two days later week which will include senior police officers.
The high-level discussions with supervising police officers are expected to focus on the challenges facing the police in the legal framework internationally applicable to law enforcement operations and the reality on the ground.