The European Union Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) hosted a workshop on road safety on 16 October for 16 Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) officers who serve as the District Heads of the Traffic Branch from all the districts of the West Bank.
The participants were presented with valuable information on the work and structure of the Danish Traffic Police (both at the National and at District levels) by EUPOL COPPS Senior Police Adviser Traffic, Supt. Erik Nielsen.
The participants enjoyed lively and important discussions on common traffic and road safety issues, the prioritization of resources, and logical and practical solutions to address these issues.
EUPOL COPPS played an important role in the planning of this workshop and in presenting on Danish and European Union standards and procedures. The ultimate goal is to raise people’s awareness on road safety to minimize causalities of road accidents, which have left about 100 fatality this year.
EUPOL COPPS is the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support. The aim of the Mission is to contribute to the establishment of sustainable and effective policing arrangements and to advise Palestinian counterparts on criminal justice and rule of law related aspects under Palestinian ownership.