Participant of the national consultation seminar. Photo by UNDP/Mateus Fotine.

Maputo - In collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) organizes, from 5 to 9 October, the national consultation seminar for the development of its National Strategy for Community Policing, an instrument that aims to strengthen the role of the police in the prevention and fight against crime and all forms of violence, as well as cooperation and participatory dialogue with communities.

Community policing is an effective strategy to reduce communication barriers and strengthen mutual trust between the police and the community. Community policing prioritizes dialogue and participation based on the needs ofcommunities insecurity, strengthening the role ofpromoting peace and sustainable development.

Inserted in the scope of the project of "Strengthening the Capacity of the PRM", the seminar takes place at the national level, in hybrid format (virtual and face-to-face), and brings together a total of 250 PRM agents.

The event will be attended by commanders of police stations, agents of the Traffic Police and the Protection Police, members of the Department of Assistance to Family and Minors Victims of Violence and Community Policing, Coastal, Lake and River Police and the Police for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment.

The broad national consultation aims to produce a situational analysis of community policing in Mozambique and identify the key elements for the elaboration and operationalization of the National Community Policing Strategy.

Participant in the national consultation seminar taking notes to intervene during the debate on the current situation of Community Policing at national level. Photo by UNDP/Mateus Fotine.

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