GNR holds first course on criminal prevention, community policing and human rights

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GNR holds first course on criminal prevention, community policing and human rights

The GNR police has launched a course for its officers to improve their knowledge of crime and crime-prevention, which aims to strengthen the sense of security among the general community and enhance the force’s services.

The GNR’s first criminal prevention, community policing and human rights course started on Monday, and runs until the end of the month, with the objective of improving the corporation’s officers’ forms of intervention.

In a statement, the GNR explained the course aims to “specialise military personnel” who perform functions in the fields of criminal prevention and community policing, by providing them with “better knowledge of criminal phenomena and an improvement of forms of intervention”.

According to the GNR, the 360 military personnel that currently comprise the 87 units of community crime prevention and policing “carry out their daily tasks among the most vulnerable population, as is the case of children and youngsters, the elderly and, chiefly, in support of victims of violence”.

This course, the force says, aims to “contribute towards people’s sense of security, building and maintaining relationships of trust, maintaining order through a detailed analysis of the characteristics and origin of certain problems, and reducing crime, using anticipation as an effective instrument in the maintenance of social peace among the communities”.

To this end, the GNR emphasised, it has invested in the training and specialisation of its resources, with the course being described as “an added value for the provision of a quality service to the population”.

The course, which will be held at the Guards’ School in Queluz, has 30 trainees enrolled and comprises four modules, covering topics such as child protection, human trafficking, domestic violence, radicalisation prevention, ill-treatment, cyber-security and hate crimes, as well as communication policing models and conflict communication techniques.


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