Selected Mozambique police officers received training tailored to ensure security in the municipal elections held on October 10, 2018. The technical training was offered with was offered with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The agreement to this effect was sealed on August 27, 2018 by Police Commander General Bernardino Rafael and the UNDP Acting Resident Representative, Martim de Faria e Maya, during a meeting held to evaluate the project implementation cycle that UNDP is support for the Mozambique Police since 2012.
This training focused on the code of conduct for police agents providing guidance on how they should conduct themselves before, during and after the voting the process. Additionally, the police officers were trained in the transportation of voting materials ensuring their security other operations that deemed crucial for the electoral process.
UNDP has supported the Mozambique Police for over 20years. In this period, the organization provided assistance for police training to respect the new constitution, support in establishing a Police Academy and a training camp; a programme on HIV and AIDS awareness, prevention and treatment and training on preventing and dealing with gender-based violence.