Enhancing the capacities of the Public Order Police and National Guard of Guinea-Bissau

December 12, 2021

Photo: UNDP, 2021

The closing ceremony of the trainings conducted for Police Officers and Commanders of the Public Order Police (POP) and National Guard, organized by the Government of Guinea-Bissau with the support of the Portuguese Cooperation and UNDP, took place in Bissau on the 19th of November.

The event was attended by the Secretary of State for Public Order, Mr. Alfredo Malú, the Ambassador of Portugal, Mr. José Rui Caroço, and the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Mr. Jose Levy.

“UNDP's support in this partnership with the Embassy of Portugal is part of a specific training program aimed at the justice and security sectors, whose objective is to prepare the various actors to play an efficient role in consolidating the Rule of Law”, said the Mr. José Levy.

Taught by agents of the National Republican Guard (GNR) and the Public Security Police (PSP) of Portugal, the courses enhanced the capacities of the police forces to manage the police stations in the administrative and operational dimensions, improving their strategic, operational and investigation capacities.

To complete the trainings, a set of documents to register police activity and other essential elements of administration will be distributed to all police stations across the country. This way, the police will be able to provide quality services to the population.

An initiative of UNDP Guinea-Bissau in collaboration with the Portuguese Cooperation under the project “Strengthening the response of the justice and security sectors to drug trafficking and transnational organized crime to reduce insecurity in Guinea- Bissau”, financed by the UN Peacebuilding Fund.