EU Advisory Mission advises police in Ukraine on de-escalation techniques

EU Advisory Mission advises police in Ukraine on de-escalation techniques

February 1, 2021

More than 315 police personnel from the Main Department of the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) and from the Patrol Police Department in Donetsk region have participated in a two-day webinar organised by the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) on de-escalation techniques.

The law-enforcement officers were provided with tools and techniques that can increase voluntary compliance and minimise the likelihood of using force when an incident occurs.

One key element of police reform is to reduce the use of force and to improve the police-citizen relationship,” said Saer Ammar, EUAM Advisor on Rule of Law. “The de-escalation should be a more central feature of police training. It promotes human rights (right to life and dignity) but they also can save officers’ and citizens’ lives.”

The EU Advisory Mission advises and mentors Ukrainian civilian security sector actors to support reforms aimed at establishing sustainable institutions that are effective, accountable and enjoy public trust.

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