The European Union prevents and reduces terrorist attacks by using Guardia Civil officers to train the Senegalese security forces
The CT Public Spaces project has finished its first cycle of training for trainers. Under the programme, it has prepared a dozen members of the Senegalese Gendarmerie and National Police who travelled to Logroño to be trained at the facilities of the Rural Action Unit (UAR) of the Guardia Civil . This unit includes the Rapid Action Group (RAG), which specialises in the fight against terrorism and high-risk and rapid-response operations and the Special Training Centre (STC), which trains agents in these areas of expertise.
The programme included tactical training for precision marksmen, and handlers of restraint and explosives detection dogs. The Senegalese technical team was delighted with the information learned and exchanged with Spanish colleagues during the theoretical-practical and intervention sessions.
Within the framework of the CT Public Spaces, a total of 33 train the trainers sessions took place in the Guardia Civil’s Special Forces Training Park (PEFE). These will be replicated in partner countries by the personnel trained, thus ensuring the sustainability of the project, which will continue to run in 2021.
The CT Public Spaces project , funded by the European Union and jointly implemented by the Guardia Civil and FIIAPP, aims to prevent and reduce terrorist attacks and their effects on urban public spaces. The initiative will support three African countries (Senegal, Ghana and Kenya), strengthening local capabilities to protect public spaces and infrastructures, and improving their skills in this sector.