The European project in support of Peruvian law enforcement delivers a new educational space for the training of Peruvian National Police (PNP) officers
Peru's Minister of the Interior, Alfonso Chávarry (c), together with other personalities during the handover ceremony of the Virtual Library of the PNP. Source: Mininter
The European Union’s Law Enforcement Support in the Fight against Drugs and Organised Crime in Peru project, funded by the European Union and managed by the FIIAPP, donates a digital content management library for Peruvian National Police training schools. This tool marks a before and after in the training of police officers in Peru, who can now access manuals, guides, protocols, legal norms, among other instruments for permanent consultation.
The virtual library offers a simultaneous browsing capacity of 10,000 users and resources to promote strategies against organised crime, illicit drug trafficking, common crime and all crimes that affect the population.
This space currently has 84 research texts and is expected to host more than 200 research texts, guides and manuals with the option for trainee officers to download them to their electronic devices.
It is thus a place of documentation, information and training where the police community can find bibliographic, documentary and multimedia resources so that they can implement them in their learning process.
Peru’s Ministry of the Interior (Mininter) hosted the handover ceremony for this digital tool. Minister Alfonso Chávarry Estrada, together with the Ambassador of the European Union, Gaspar Frontini, presided over the event. Chávarry highlighted the European bloc’s committed support for the National Police:
“I would like to express my thanks on behalf of the Interior sector to the European Union for the constant effort they are making to provide the Peruvian National Police with the necessary tools for its fight against organised crime”.
He also stressed the importance of police training schools becoming familiar with the use of this educational space in order to reinforce the information they receive in the classroom “and to motivate them for permanent knowledge in order to achieve academic excellence”.
For his part, Frontini pointed out that this virtual training contributes to training a modern, up-to-date police force with the necessary tools to face the new challenges posed by today’s world, in which organised crime is constantly inventing new forms of crime. He also highlighted the commitment that the European Union has made together with the country’s National Police to establish mechanisms for the training and education of its officers.
The Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General of the PNP, Miguel Lostaunau, thanked the European Community for its contribution to the reform of police education at three levels: undergraduate (officer and technical schools), postgraduate and Continuing Education School:
“Thank you for this valuable contribution. Let us continue to move forward in this strategic academic alliance to make this police force a different kind of police force, trained to respond to the new scenarios of citizen security”.