The Office in Yerevan together with the National Center for Legal Researches NGO, launched the Facilitation of a Community Policing Development project to facilitate the development of community policing in Armenia. Between 12-20 and 23-28 March a series of meetings took place in the town of Artashat, Ararat region, to inform and involve local communities.
The meetings involved the representatives of local police, local communities and nongovernmental organizations. Discussion focused on the concept of community policing, establishment of Citizens’ Advisory Groups, the roles and the need for a participative attitude of civil society and local communities in supporting community policing. In addition, NGO experts conducted training for police officers on communication skills and conflict management.