Posted by: africanpressorganization | 29 April 2010

Côte d’Ivoire / UNOCI trains integrated command centre elements on the role of special branch in electoral period and police custody

 


 

 

Côte d’Ivoire / UNOCI trains integrated command centre elements on the role of special branch in electoral period and police custody

 

 

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, April 29, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) organized a training workshop for eight elements of the Integrated Command Centre (ICC) in Korhogo, 580 km north of Abidjan.

 

The workshop was aimed at informing the participants of the role of the Special Branch in an electoral period and teaching them basic principles of police custody.

 

During the opening session of the workshop, Issa Yacouba, post commander of the United Nations Police (UNPOL) and principal trainer, reviewed the role of the Special Branch before, during and after the election.

 

Explaining the reason for the training, the UN expert said that “the Special Branch has a predominant importance in providing security and stabilizing some institutions of the Republic”. According to him, information provided by them could allow the Government to anticipate events, prevent them or minimize their consequences, especially in an electoral period.

 

The trainer focused on three essential aspects of police custody, namely persons who are authorized to carry it out, the rights of the person who is in custody and how the custody is done.

 

For police staff sergeant, Aman Guillaume Kouassi, and one of the workshop’s participants, “the training is a good thing because it gives us the opportunity to increase the knowledge we have acquired at school and avoid violence”. Gendarme Brou Aka said he was amazed by the quality of the training: “The modules which have been developed and the methodology are very useful to us,” he said.

 

Since it was installed in Korhogo on 11 December 2010, the ICC regularly benefits from technical and material support from the United Nations Police.

 

SOURCE 

Mission of UN in Côte d’Ivoire


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