UNOPS SOMALIA
Dec 30, 2019 · 2 min read
Pictured, one of the 385 new police recruits to graduate at General Kahiye Police Training Facility, 29th December 2019. Photo Credit: UNOPS / Alexis Stergakis

385 NEW POLICE RECRUITS GRADUATE, DEPLOY TO LOWER SHABELLE TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY POLICING

Mogadishu, 29 December 2019 — The South West State of Somalia on Sunday passed out 385 police officers who completed six months of training at the General Kahiye Police Training Academy in Mogadishu.

The graduates are part of a push to roll out the New Policing Model in Somalia and are supported by the Joint Police Programme — a multi-stakeholder partnership led by the Federal Government of Somalia and funded by the European Union, UK AID and, the German Federal Foreign Office.

AMISOM police provided training oversight and support throughout the four months’ basic training of new police recruits, with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) providing logistical and non-lethal support such as training items and uniforms.

The police officers are the first group to be trained for Lower Shabelle region of the South West State. They will be part of the South West State Police Force, to secure liberated areas.


The Joint Police Programme(JPP) is proudly led by the Federal Government of Somalia and funded by the European Union, UK AID and, the German Federal Foreign Office.

The JPP is supported by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Police(UNPOL) and, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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