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December

“We praise EUPOL’s support to the Afghan Police” - Lieutenant General Sayed Ghafar takes a retrospective look at EUPOL's work

Kabul, December 2016: “There are two main aspects when developing a police service: first, building enduring...

Head of Mission presents end of mission report to EU Member States representatives

Brussels, 14 December 2016. The Head of Mission Ms. Pia Stjernvall presented today EUPOL’s end of mission report to...

Progress in challenging circumstances - Interview with the Head of Mission of EUPOL Afghanistan Ms. Pia Stjernvall

Kabul, December 2016. The European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan) completes its...

‘Closing a chapter, continuing on the common journey’ – closing event of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan

Brussels, December 2016. After nearly a decade of successfully supporting civilian policing in Afghanistan, the...

November

EUPOL expresses its solidarity with our German partners

EUPOL Afghanistan expresses its solidarity and compassion with our German partners in the wake of the attack on the German General...

Fight domestic violence: EUPOL presents recommendations to Afghanistan’s First Lady

Kabul, November 2016. Domestic violence is a widespread problem within Afghan society. The Family Response Units of the Afghan...

Police work boosted by anti-crime policies

Kabul, November 2016. The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Afghan police has been strengthened by the...

‘This is the end of a chapter, not the end of the book’ - EUPOL holds closing ceremony to mark the end of its mission

Kabul, November 2016. On November 14, the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL) held a ceremony to mark the...

‘They came to serve a European ideal, and maybe even more importantly, they came to serve the Afghan people’ - Remembering our fallen colleagues

Kabul, November 2016. EUPOL casualties were specially remembered during the closing ceremony to mark the coming end...

‘We are all living in an alert state of mind’

Kabul, November 2016. For many, working in a mission—usually in far-off countries—is an opportunity to do meaningful work in...

October

Forming the leaders of leaders: first strategic leadership course in history run by Afghans themselves

Kabul, October 2016.  Senior officers from the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) developed their strategic...

The Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Timo Soini visited EUPOL Afghanistan

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New impetus to Community Policing - EUPOL and MoI organized high-level conference

Kabul, October 2016.

Around 130 high-ranking officials, representatives of Afghan civil society and...

To serve and protect: Media awareness campaign promotes ANP Code of Conduct

Kabul, October 2016. Spread out across Kabul, billboards display the Afghan police pledge of service to Afghan society,...

Afghan police teachers celebrated International Teachers’ Day

For the first time in its history, the Afghan National Police Academy (ANPA) celebrated International Teachers’ Day.

The...

Chief Superintendent Phillip Haynes
Seek and gain the trust of the people: Afghan Community Policing evaluated in Kabul

Kabul, October 2016. The Community Policing (Police-e-Mardome) Directorate of the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI)...

Women in the police force tantamount to infidelity?

Kabul, October 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Zainab Mobariz: A young role model fighting for reform within the ANP

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Colonel Husnia Yosufi: A woman understands another woman better

Colonel Husnia Yosufi is the Head of the Central Family Response Unit (FRU) at the Crime Investigation...

Close cooperation, commitment and communication in community policing

International community policing advisors gathered at EUPOL HQ to coordinate steps ahead

International...

September

Eid-ul Adha message from EUPOL Acting Head of Mission
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Laying the groundwork for the future ANP

Kabul, September 2016. The EUPOL Head of Mission hosted representatives from the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) at...

Message from the EUPOL Head of Mission on the occasion of the International Day of Peace

Kabul, 21 September 2016. EUPOL wishes Afghanistan a peaceful celebration of the International Day of Peace. Today recognizes the...

EUPOL staff donated to the Aschiana children’s centre

Kabul, September 2016. EUPOL staff members conducted a donation campaign to support Aschiana children’s centre in Kabul – a...

August

“Giving blood is a moral obligation”

Kabul, August 2016. In the face of continued fighting and terror attacks, blood donation is of utmost importance in...

EUPOL wishes Afghanistan a Happy Independence Day!

On the 97th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence, the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan)...

No longer squeezing suspects and witnesses into the same room

Kabul, August 2016. The fight against corruption – one of the key challenges to Afghan society – has been boosted by a EUPOL...

EUPOL condemns the terrorist attack on the American University of Afghanistan

Kabul, 25 August 2016. EUPOL Afghanistan sends its deepest condolences to the victims of yesterday’s despicable...

ANP: Fight corruption, promote gender representation!

Kabul, August 2016. Fighting corruption and promoting gender representation took center stage at the third Educational...

Paving the way for peace – Female ANP officers attended EUPOL’s pilot course on peacebuilding

Kabul, August 2016. Building peace in a country that has known more than four decades of armed conflict is...

Female policing: A code of conduct for better integration into the ANP

Kabul, August 2016. The smooth integration of female police officers into the ANP is just as important as recruiting and...

Two-day Conference on the Future of Policing in Afghanistan underway

Kabul, 30 August 2016. What lies ahead for civilian policing in Afghanistan? How can the role of female police officers in...

Two-day Conference on the Future of Policing in Afghanistan: Leadership and equality essential to driving the ANP forward

Kabul, August 2016.  Two prominent themes emerged at the closure of a successful two-day conference organized by EUPOL and...

Criminals entering Afghanistan undetected?

Kabul, August 2016. Afghanistan is cementing its ties with the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol). This is...

EUPOL condemns Kabul terror attacks

Kabul, 6 September 2016. EUPOL conveys its deepest condolences to all those affected by yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Kabul which...

Community Policing: Police and Citizens – Together for Security

Kabul, August 2016. An Afghan citizen observes a suspicious activity and alerts the police via...

“I will serve Afghanistan until my last breath!”

Kabul, August 2016. 46 Afghan Fire and Disaster Police officers received certificates of appreciation...

Afghan police leaders advanced their strategic management skills
Leadership training for the Afghan MoI on course

Kabul, August 2016. A set of three training courses, organized by EUPOL, progressively develops the strategic leadership and...

July

Eid Mubarak - اختر مو مبارک شه - عید بر شما مبارک باد

On behalf of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan, I would like to extend my warmest compliments and...

EUPOL Head of Mission Met the Minister of Interior

Kabul, July 2016. The EUPOL Head of Mission Ms. Pia Stjernvall and the EUPOL Head of Ministry of Interior (MoI) Reform Mr. Phillip...

EUPOL HQ flags at half-mast for attack in Nice, France

Kabul, July 2016. The EUPOL HQ flags in Afghanistan are at half-mast due to the recent terrorist attack in Nice, France in which so...

EUPOL condemns yesterday’s terrorist attack against Afghan demonstrators

Kabul, 24 July 2016. The European Union...

Effective management through monitoring and evaluation - Series of seminars at EUPOL HQ

Kabul, July 2016. Staff members from the Afghan Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate of Monitoring and...

Police Staff College: another milestone achieved

Kabul, July 2016. The inauguration of the Master’s Programme for Afghan National Police teachers...

June

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EUPOL Head of Mission Met Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

Kabul, June 2016. On 8 June, 2016, the EUPOL Head of Mission, Ms. Pia Stjernvall, and the Head of...

The latest edition of the EUPOL Afghanistan newsletter is out!

Kabul, June 2016. This edition of the newsletter puts the spotlight on the Office of the Police Ombudsman, which...

Fulfill all Maslow’s needs! Mission Support keeps EUPOL up and running

Kabul, June 2016. A wide variety of responsibilities, accordingly specialists from very different...

A challenging task, but leading the way: The Police Ombudsman investigates misconduct of security officials

Kabul, June 2016. Two local girls were kidnapped by armed men in Baghlan province. But the...

Meeting aimed at boosting the oversight of the Afghan police

Kabul, June 2016. This week the first monthly meeting between the Inspector General (IG), Major...

May

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EUPOL remembers Mic Hampshire

Kabul, 17 May, 2016. EUPOL Afghanistan paid today tribute to close protection team leader Michael...

The Afghan police managers practice their response to crisis situations

Kabul, May 2016. In the last decade, crisis has been a constant presence in the Afghan society,...

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The advancement of MoI’s response to critical incidents

Kabul, May 2016. Senior officers from the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) took part in a one-...

EUPOL Medal Parade: Honouring EUPOL members

Kabul, May 2016. 15 EUPOL mission members were honoured by being presented with the European...

Police-Prosecutor Cooperation SOP between MoI and AGO

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Discussing the Upcoming Female Police Conference

Kabul, May 2016. The EUPOL Head of...

EUPOL Afghanistan joins the European Union Open Day event

Brussels, May 2016. To celebrate Europe Day, the European External Action Service and the...

Working Dinner with the Attorney General at EUPOL HQ

Kabul, May 2016. The EUPOL Head of Mission, Ms. Pia Stjernvall, invited the Afghan Attorney...

The Afghan National Police advances its strategic leadership

Kabul, May 2016. Thirty five high ranking Afghan police officers and teachers engaged in specialized training in the...

We are hiring - join the EUPOL Afghanistan team!

Kabul, May 2016. Do you want to work in a dynamic and international environment? We are looking...

Female police officers enable efficient policing

Kabul, May 2016. Female Afghan VIPs met male dignitaries of Kabul’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) to discuss how to...

April

Police Staff College teachers: Civilianisation of the Afghan National Police is our main goal

Kabul, April 2016. The Police Staff College (PSC) is a centre of excellence for the Afghan...

EUPOL Head of Mission met the Acting Minister of Interior

Kabul, April 2016. The EUPOL Head of Mission Ms. Pia Stjernvall met the new Afghan Acting Minister of Interior,...

A follow-up meeting of Senior Detectives’ Seminar

A follow-up meeting took place in the context of the three-day Senior Detectives’ Seminar which was held in March. The meeting...

Anti-Corruption Workshop Fostering Police-Prosecutors Cooperation

Kabul, April 2016. An Afghan-led workshop was held to promote cooperation between the Afghan...

EUPOL Head of Mission meets CEO Abdullah Abdullah

Kabul, April 2016. The EUPOL Head of Mission, Ms. Pia Stjernvall met the Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of...

EUPOL donated furniture to help Local School

EUPOL recently donated some furniture...

New AG and EUPOL’s HoM discussed about enhancing the cooperation between AGO and ANP

The Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi...

A civil society campaign supports cooperation between citizens and the police

A former Member of Parliament (Wolesi Jirga), Ms Farkhunda Zahra Naderi who has launched a campaign to support the Afghan police,...

E-Tashkeel helps to reduce bureaucracy

Kabul, April 2016. Technology, databases and computer software are just tools but sometimes they can really make a...

March

On the 8th of March

On the occasion of upcoming International Women’s Day, the 8th March, three brave Afghan women talk about their...

Happy International Women's Day to all the ladies in Afghanistan!
Senior Detectives’ Seminar: "When people fall asleep, they need to know that police are awake”

Kabul, March 2016. The Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI), in close cooperation with EUPOL, organised a three-day...

MoI officers meet the international community to enhance coordination and cooperation

Kabul, March 2016. The General Directorate for International Cooperation (GDIC), established within the Afghan...

Happy Nawroz!

It’s time to celebrate the Afghan New Year, Nawroz. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a peaceful, prosperous and happy...

Afghan New Year celebration at EUPOL HQ

EUPOL celebrated the Afghan New Year (Nowruz) at EUPOL HQ together with counterparts from the Afghan Ministry of...

EUPOL Flags at Half-Mast and a Minute of Silence for the Victims of the Brussels Attacks

EUPOL staff members along with Afghan counterparts observed today a Minute of Silence and offered their condolences to the families...

Start of the ANPA New Academic Year

Kabul, March 2106. The new academic year of the Afghan National Police Academy (ANPA) was started yesterday, on 29...

EUPOL and RS enhance cooperation to support the MoI

Kabul, March 2016. EUPOL Head of Mission, Ms. Pia Stjernvall, officially met the U.S. Army...

The March edition of EUPOL newsletter is out!

Kabul, March 2016. The March edition of EUPOL newsletter is out. The theme of the first newsletter of 2016 is...

February

EUPOL condemns the attack on Border Police/ANCOP Compound in Kabul

EUPOL Head of Mission Pia Stjernvall strongly condemns the attack on the Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP...

ZOL HEJAH, THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD 119 CALL CENTER IN AFGHANISTAN

Gender equality is about to take one step forward in Afghanistan when Major Zol Hejah starts in her new job as the first female chief...

Serving the people honestly, impartially and with respect

Kabul, February 2016. “When I put on the police uniform and tighten its belt, it becomes my sole...

Two undaunted ladies from the Crime Management College

Two female police officers working in the Crime...

LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT: FROM POLICY TO IMPLEMENTATION

If the participants of a meeting are eager to know,...

A Master’s programme is needed for the Afghan police trainers: BG Kohdamani

Kabul, February 2016. The professional training and education of the Afghan National Police (ANP...

IT training supports the fight against corruption

Computer skills are useful as such if you are working in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and essential if your task is to handle the...

Six questions about community policing

EUPOL is supporting the Afghan Government’s efforts to build civilian policing capabilities and enhance community oriented policing....

Intel seminar discussed MoI Development Plan and more effective use of intelligence

Kabul, February 2016. Eradicating organized crimes is a major challenge for the Afghan National Police, and to reach...

2nd INTERPOL Working Group Meeting: Illegal migration is a challenge

Kabul, February 2016. EUPOL provides comprehensive support for INTERPOL Afghanistan, aiming to improve...

January

Netherlands takes over the rotating presidency of the EU


Kabul, January 2016. The Dutch flag...

Police Security Services: Ensuring Integrity and Transparency

Kabul, January 2016. Every Afghan wishing to enter police training has to undergo a number of...

2016, a year of hope and despair

Kabul, January 2016. After many years of war as well as reconstruction and international support to Afghanistan, the...

Community Policing: Meetings with citizens result in cooperation and trust

Kabul, January 2016. The Police-e Mardume (Community Policing) Department in the Afghan Minister...

2016, a chance to prosper

Kabul, January 2016. The people of Afghanistan are still waiting for peace and sustainability but an experienced...

We are hiring - join the EUPOL Afghanistan team!

Kabul, January 2016. Do you want to work in a dynamic and international environment? We are looking for brilliant...

“2016, a year to focus on quality rather than quantity”

Kabul, January 2016. The total number of the Afghan National Police is nearly 157, 000 and this...

Estonian experts trained firefighters in Kabul

Kabul, January 2016. The Afghan Fire and Disaster Police (FDP) are the first to fight man-made and natural...

SWOT analysis supports the planning process of DM Security

Every competent leader reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of his/her organization as well as the external...

In 2016 money should be spent on equipment of the ANP, not on war

Kabul, January 2016. The long Afghan war has undermined the development and consumed recourses...