Wednesday April 3, 2019
FILE PHOTO - Somali Police
MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia
(AMISOM) said Wednesday it has developed policy guidelines on law
enforcement to Jubbaland and South West states' police forces to help
Alusine Dumbuya, project officer in AMISOM police reform and
restructuring department, said the policy documents cover issues
critical to establishing a professional police force including code of
conduct, transfer guidelines, human resource management, dress code,
community policing, recruitment, promotion and gender equality.
"These are guiding principles for the Somali Police Force that will
be used effectively and efficiently to improve policing activities in
the federal member states," Dumbuya said in a statement issued in
The development of policy documents is part of the AU mission's
police's grand program aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Somali
police to maintain law and order in the federal member states and
secure the country against al-Shabab insurgency.
Other federal member states, according to the AU mission, will also receive the documents.
According to the AU mission, the development of the policy guidelines
was part of the ongoing implementation of the Somalia Transition Plan
whose key objective is to establish a strong Somali National Security
Force capable of securing the country.
Mohamed Nasir Guled, Somali Police Commander in charge of Lower
Jubba, said the policy documents will help professionalize Jubbaland
State Police Force and improve policing services in the region.
"The documents we have received today are intended to streamline
policing activities and we appreciate the help provided by AMISOM," said