Baidoa, Somalia, 14 February 2018 – AMISOM Police is conducting a 10-day training course on security and criminal investigation for South West Police Force in Baidoa.
Twenty officers, 16 male and 4 female, drawn from different parts of South West state are attending the training, whose objective is to strengthen the force’s capability to investigate crimes and prosecute suspects.
Tresphord Kasale, AMISOM Police Coordinator, for South West state, said the aim of the training is to develop the skills of the officers to enable them gather concrete evidence during investigation of crimes.
“AMISOM Police has continued training Somali Police Force and today we have officially opened a course called security and criminal intelligence course. The purpose of this course is to empower our local police on how to gather information, how to process information and how to analyze that information and give an informed decision on their work,” Mr. Kasale noted.
Col. Adan Ali Hassan, Training Coordinator of South West Police, said the course will benefit the officers in their day–to-day activities of maintaining law and order.
“Today, we opened a seminar on criminal investigation where 20 officers from South West Forces will be trained. The training will continue for 10 days; 16 male and 4 female officers are taking part in the training. [I hope] they will benefit from the lessons covered during the course,” said Col. Hassan.
Mursal Mohamed Hassan, South West Police officer, who was one of the police officers, noted that the training course conducted by AMISOM Police will enable them provide a good service to the community.
“I would like to meet the needs [of the community] and make what I learnt fruitful and beneficial to the community and my friends in the security sector,” Mr. Mursal said
The numerous trainings conducted by AMISOM Police are aimed at transforming the Somali Police Force into a professional outfit capable of securing the country and maintaining law and order.
SOURCE: AMISOM PUBLIC INFORMATION