Public security directorate organizes conference to donors for showing the community policing experience
Public security directorate organized yesterday, in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme online conference to donors for showing the community policing experience in Jordan and discussing the most outstanding challenges and ways to handle them.
During the opening ceremony, The assistant of public security director for management and logistics Brig. Doc Mutasem Abu Shattal said that public security directorate initiated since years establishing the community policing at regional and national levels within the framework of rooting the partnership with all social segments to boost the mutual partnership between police and public. The conference was attended by representative of national and international bodies and senior top public security officers.
The assistant of public security director added that the conference was held as reflection to the unified efforts and cooperation in the memorandum of understanding between UNDP and public security directorate in which the Memo included the support activities of community policing e.g. survey studies, group discussions for fruitful outcomes and unifying all efforts that sheds in the interest of comprehensive support concept, indicating the cooperation with all private and governmental bodies at the international and national levels for the sake of developing the performance and support the capabilities.
For his side, Director of mass media and community policing directorate Brig. Hussein Al Rafaya briefed to the delegation the core values, historical background , vision and the message of the directorate in addition to the operational and security jurisdiction of the directorate indicating the Royal Decree of merging the security agencies and its importance in the police and security performance to enhance the service delivery to the citizens.
The Japanese Ambassador in Jordan Hidenao Yanagi expressed his appreciation to public security directorate in Jordan for the commitment and cooperation with UNPD supported by the Japanese embassy in Jordan valuing the PSD procedures for protecting citizens During Covid-19 outbreak. He indicated also the importance of survey study implemented between the community policing and UNDP to spread the security culture among public.
The representative of UNDP Sara Ferrer Olivella stated that public security directorate is fundamental and pivotal partner in achieving the goals of the program in the field of community policing, and an active supporter in building community cohesion based on the rule of law. indicated The distinguished community police performance in line with international standards in this field, and it will be a qualitative addition to the program achievements in the region.
Speakers from various countries and national and international bodies expressed the importance of community-oriented work with the aim of improving the quality of life for the public and involving it in taking responsibility in addressing community issues, as well as ways to develop community policing and involve broad ranges of society in security work, which aims to combat crime.
The participants called on to develop the community policing strategy and establishing specialized training center for community policing aimed at raising the professionalism of community policing officers and expansion of partnership with all governmental bodies and civil society originations to support the social security.