EU Police Mission for Palestinian Territories Appoint Head of Mission

RAMALLAH, February 17, 2015 (WAFA) – EU Police Mission for the Palestinian territories (EUPOL COPPS) in Ramallah, appointed Rodolphe Mauget as acting head of its mission, said a EUPOL COPPS press release on Tuesday.

Mauget, who carries the French nationality, took office as Acting Head of Mission on July 1, 2014. He took office as the Head of the EUPOL COPPS mission on July 1, 2012.

The mission sets out to contribute to the establishment of sustainable and effective policing arrangements and to advise Palestinian counterparts on criminal justice and rule of law.

It works to support the Palestinian civil police reform and development, strengthen the criminal justice system and improve interaction between prosecution and police.

Since 2006, it has been an important part of overall EU support for Palestinian state building. It comprises police advisers and legal experts from across EU member states, Canada, Norway and Turkey.

The decision was taken by the Council’s Political and Security Committee, said the release.