Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Joint U.S- MHA workshop for police

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Oct 4, 2011

The United States Department of State, in partnership with the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday, September 30, concluded a two-week seminar titled “Surveillance for Law Enforcement.” 

The session was conducted by instructors from the Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program and hosted by the Rajasthan Police Academy in Jaipur, says a statement.

This month’s training seminar focused on the execution of foot, vehicle, and fixed-point surveillance in urban and rural environments. ATA courses emphasize the “train-the-trainer” method of teaching so participants are able to instruct others in the techniques they have learned from the program.

The interactive workshop featured realistic scenarios and mock exercises that trained mid-level police officials to effectively conduct surveillance of terrorist suspects and operations. 19 Indian law enforcement officials from federal and state agencies were selected to participate in the program by the MHA’s Bureau of Police Research and Development.

Since 1995, the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security has organized 84 police training courses for more than 1,500 Indian law enforcement professionals under the ATA program. 

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