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Police: Training

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what programmes there are for police officers to be posted overseas to help train overseas police forces in (a) secure and (b) insecure environments. (236068)

[holding answer 17 November 2008]: UK police officers engage in a wide range of training and other police assistance activities, both short and long term, throughout the world. The environments in which they operate will vary, from stable countries to countries where the UK is contributing to Peace Support Operations, including Iraq and Afghanistan. In these cases, risk assessments will have been carried out prior to deployment and arrangements made to safeguard the officers’ security as far as possible while delivering the assistance.