The National Police and the Patrol Police in the Odesa region, Ukraine, are undergoing a series of trainings to learn more about public order management in line with best EU practices. The training sessions are organised by experts from the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine.
The trainings are focused on risk assessment of mass events and planning proportionate police response in accordance with human rights and democratic principles.
During the tabletop exercises, police officers will improve their planning capabilities, and learn how to minimise the risk of violence during public gatherings, demonstrations and sport events.
The overall aim of the trainings is to improve the planning skills of Ukrainian police, as well as their understanding of the human rights perspective and rule of law in public order management.
Around 80 police officers from the Odesa region are expected to undergo the public order training by the end of January 2020.
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