KP Police Launches ‘Victim Support Services’ For Women And Children Who Are Victims Of Violence
The KP Police Chief Sanaullah Abbasi awarded certificates to the newly-trained victim support officers who completed their training at the CPO
THE Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police have launched victim support services at the central police station. The service will provide care for women and children who have been subjected to violence.
The service will be initiated in five districts, including Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Abbottabad, and Swat. After establishing the first phase, the service will expand to the rest of the province.
Women Police Officers:
Women police officers will handle the patients in the center and will be trained in the sensitive handling of vulnerable victims. The service aims to focus on women and children by providing a safe haven for victims.
The Victim support officers trained by The Justice System Support Programme will respond against hate and violent crimes.
KP Police Awards Certificates:
The KP Police Chief Sanaullah Abbasi awarded certificates to the newly-trained victim support officers who completed their training at the CPO.
Chief Sanaullah Abbasi announced that they would be recruiting 29 additional support officers so their performance and access to women and children would be facilitated. He said that justice would be served as the police planned to increase the conviction of these crimes by implementing the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rule of Law Roadmap.
The KP police chief admitted that cases of child abuse were complex investigations and required specialized skills.
The police are additionally planning to increase capacity for the investigators dealing with crimes against children and women. The police chief also expressed his desire to focus on providing such services to the victims in the newly merged districts.