Police peacekeepers to be well trained for overseas missions
May 2, 2018 12:45 am
Police peacekeepers need to be well trained and prepared for overseas missions as soon as possible.
This has been highlighted by Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, following the announcement of a newly formed unit that will be deployed to UN missions.
Qiliho says this is the first time a Police contingent will be deployed for overseas missions as compared to previous years where individual officers were only deployed as observers.
The Police Commissioner says they’re also currently looking at how best they can equip the new unit.
“At the moment the timeframe for deployment is depended on the UN requirements but the UN had paid us a visit last year and seen where we are in terms of the training we have done and the capabilities that we have as present and they will come back again to review us when the time comes and when it’s time for us to be able to meet those conditions and our partnership now with the US government is a great way to achieve that in getting the right level if training to be prepared.”
Qiliho has commended the partnership signed with the US government last week to assist 120 to 150 police peacekeepers trained for United Nations and regional peacekeeping missions.
They will be trained by the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law enforcement affairs.