The Mission in Kosovo organised a five-day ‘train-the-trainer’ course on identification of domestic violence for community policing units. The course was held from 27 to 31 August 2018 at the Kosovo Academy for Public Safety in Vushtrri/Vučitrn.
The course focused on early indicators such as physical evidence and psychological signs of the victims; the first police response and assistance to the victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse; and on ensuring the safety of police officers and victims involved.
Following the course, the participants will become certified trainers and will develop similar training course to be delivered in turn to their fellow patrol officers in their police stations.
The Mission in Kosovo is mandated with the protection and promotion of human and community rights, as well as with democratization and public safety sector development. It regularly delivers advanced and specialized training courses for law enforcement agencies to further improve their capacities.