Somalia: A New Policing Model for Southern Somalia

Mogadishu (HAN) September 30, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Humanitarian Initiative News. A consultative workshop aimed at developing a new policing model for Somali Police Force (SPF), concluded in Mogadishu on Tuesday the 29th September 2015.

Discussions focused on policing models in the federal states and legal frameworks that would support them, structures and mechanisms for operations and integration enablers that would pave way for a new integrated policing model for Somalia.

The leadership of the Somali Police Force, representatives of the Interim Regional Administrations, the United Nations Police and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) police component attended the three day consultative workshop, organized through the support of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Recommendations from the workshop will be forwarded to the political leadership for approval before it is adopted by the Federal Government of Somalia.

In his remarks, the Commissioner of the Somali Police Force Maj. Gen. Mohamed Sheikh Hamud said if adopted, the new policing model will enhance national and regional peace.

“Our main concern is the stability of Somalia, as it contributes to the stability of East Africa, Africa and the whole world. The world has only one enemy and that is the terrorists. So while we are dealing with our own domestic problem, we are also sharing the same plight with our international partners and neighbouring countries. So what we want for Somalia, is to have one police force, integrated, coordinated and under one command,” said Maj. Gen Mohamed Sheikh Hamud.

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