Morocco: Around 10,000 Security Forces Trained for COP22

police-moroccoMorocco, which is gearing up for the November UN meeting on climate change (COP22), is determined to provide security for the thousands of delegates expected to congregate in Marrakech.

In this vein, more than 10,000 security forces from different police districts have been selected to undergo international standards training at the Royal Police Academy in Kenitra, some 40 Km to the north of Rabat, reports local daily Akhbar Al Yaoum.

The training provided by the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) and supported by international security experts is designed to enhance the trainees’ skills, improve their physical conditions, and acquaint them with several techniques to reinforce their professionalism and responsiveness ahead of the global climate event.

The trainees, selected on various criteria namely discipline, competence, physical, moral and psychological condition, are also being trained on the use of hazard materials detection equipment.

Part of the security measures during the nearly 2-week event (7-18 November,) authorities will install surveillance cameras to monitor suspicious movements.

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