Vanuatu Australia Police Project Continues its Support With Training, Infrastructure, Assets & Logistics
Vanuatu, (News4us.com) March 29, 2011
The Vanuatu Police Force Capacity Building Project (VPFCBP) was recently superseded by the Vanuatu Australia Police Project (VAPP).
During the final meeting of the VPFCBP the Australian High Commissioner His Excellency Jeff Roach said that this was another step forward for the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) building a more effective police force which served and protected the community of Vanuatu.
Mission Commander VPFCBP for the proceeding two years Superintendant Bill Quade outlined the achievements of the five year Project.
“The achievements of the project, including 126 new recruits, the donation of a Tier II vessel, various infrastructure projects and multiple training courses, develop the capability and capacity of the VPF, and facilitate and support self-reliance and management,” he said.
Manager Australian Peace and Stability Operations Centre (MAPSOC) James Watson represented the National Manager International Deployment Group at the final meeting.
During his opening remarks he highlighted and complimented the VPF on recent changes to the Vanuatu Police Act.
“These changes now provide the VPF with a modern and effective legislation base on which to build an effective governance framework” he said.
The VAPP will continue to support the VPF, with four main areas of focus, including training and professionalization of VPF, infrastructure, assets and logistics, workforce renewal and internal VPF governance.
VAPP will be in operation until 30 June 2012.
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