Training Prosecutors and Palestinian Civil Police Officers in Germany through Eupol CoppsBild vergrößern (© Eupol Copps)
EUPOL COPPS has coordinated two trainings on Crime scene and Forensic Evidence for six Senior Prosecutors and 10 PCP Investigation officers in Germany. The trainings were coordinated by Eupol Copps’ Criminal and Justice and Police Law Expert, Mr Michael SCHULTE-SCHREPPING and took place in Essen, Munster and Recklinghausen in August and December 2009.
On 17th January 2010, Chief Prosecutor Salem JARRAR, Brigadier Jaber ASFOUR, Eupol Copps’ Lead Police Adviser, Mr Jari KINNUNEN and Acting Head of Rule of Law Section, Anne-Christine MADERUD participated in the graduation ceremony of this training at the Judicial Police HQs in Ramallah.
Among the major activities of this training, the participants attended autopsies together with German prosecutors and investigators on suicide, traffic accidents, unclear death and medical disputes.
The delegation was divided on crime scene vehicles attending real life crime scenes with the aim of get used to the standards of collecting and handling evidence. The Deputy Regional Commander at the Murder Squad received the delegation and a court hearing at the High Court, in Recklinghausen, was also organized for the participants. Several visits to the following labs were conducted in addition to practical exercises: DNA lab, Toxicological lab, Historical lab, Criminal lab, Ballistic lab, Fingerprint lab and K9. The Palestinian delegation also attended a lecture at the Forensic Section on crimes against sexual self-determination at the University of Essen.
Training Palestinian Civil Police Officers and prosecutors together on modern investigation technologies is a crucial initiative in order to ensure the coordination and harmonization of the two most important actors on crime scene.
Source: Eupol Copps
i: Germany supports the Palestinian Territories with numerous projects:
On 9 January, e.g. EUPOL COPPS and the Palestinian Bar Association (PBA) opened the first legal library in Bethlehem. This new project has been financed by Germany and implemented by the Palestinian Bar Association with support from the Rule of Law Section of EUPOL COPPS.
Germany’s contribution of 100,000 US dollars to the Palestinian Justice Sector is also intended for the purchase of much needed books and periodicals as well as computers for online research. Four more libraries are due to open soon at the PBA’s other branches.