From 29 April to 2 May, the Mission concluded its training programme in operational command duties for senior female Kosovo Police officers with a practical training at the South Wales Police (SWP) in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
The aim of the training was to equip policewomen with skills and competencies for management and leadership positions. During the practical training, the participants had an opportunity to observe how the SWP applies decision-making models for operational commanders’ duties, and how strategic operational and tactical command decisions are taken. They were also informed about how the SWP maintains trust and confidence with diverse communities and how operational plans are designed and delegated to police when managing different critical incidents.
During the training, participants were mentored by SWP senior female police officers, which enabled them to network and ensure that the sharing of knowledge, successes and challenges continues after the conclusion of the training.
This training was developed in co-operation with the Kosovo Police and the Association of Women in Kosovo Police and was preceded by two training modules, one on management and leadership skills held in 2016, and another on operational commanders’ duties held in 2017.