AMISON Complete Third Training of Somalian Police

  • Ebru News/Africa
  • Wed Feb 6th 2013

The African Union Mission in Somalia Police (AMISOM Police) has formally concluded its third criminal investigation training course for Somalian police officers in Mogadishu. The AMISOM Police, Training and Development Unit began the two-week course on 13 January, training 60 Somalian police officers in basic criminal investigation skills.

The third round of the training course was targeted at improving the Somalian police's investigative prowess, especially on suicide attacks and landmine blasts which are the biggest challenges the country is facing.

Shaykuna Maye, the Somalian police commissioner expressed his gratitude for the AMISOM's training during the certificate presentation ceremony at the General Kahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu.

Shaykuna Maye, Somali police commissioner: "We are grateful to the AMISOM police for these criminal investigation trainings, such training will boost our police's capacity to investigate crime."

The Somalian police force has recently encouraged recruiting female police officers to meet an international drive to increase the gender balance. Among the 60 police officers who received the training at the in Mogadishu, there were 16 female officers.

The African Union Mission in Somalia, founded in 2007, is an active, regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations in Somalia.

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