UNODC joins commission to visit the Integrated Center for Social Defense Operations (Ciods) of Pernambuco

Brasília, July 26, 2021 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the State Secretariat for the Prevention of Violence and Drugs (SPVD) made a technical visit to the facilities of the Integrated Center for Social Defense Operations (Ciods) of Pernambuco, on 12 July. 

The purpose of the visit was to better understand the process of receiving, recording, and dispatching occurrencies from the 190 and 193 call centers, with the purpose of subsidizing the analysis that will be carried out by the Prevention Observatory, in the process of implementation in the state.

Created in 2002, the Ciods is responsible for coordinating the operational resources of the agencies that make up the Secretariat for Social Defense (SDS), Military and Civil Police, Fire Department and Criminalistics Institute. The Center has access to images from almost 1000 video surveillance cameras from 31 municipalities in Pernambuco, such as Recife, Olinda, Caruaru, and Petrolina. 

The visit was attended by UNODC's Monitoring and Evaluation analyst, Rafael Sales, SPVD's analyst, Aline Soares, and the State's Planning, Budget and Management manager, Deivisson Silva (Seplag). The delegation was received by BMPE lieutenant Valdemir José (CIODS Manager), SD PMPE Paula Leite (NTI/CIODS) and by the Hexagon technician, Ivanildo.

According to SPVD's Technical Advisor for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Results, Rebeca Benevides, "this visit is important to understand the process of obtaining data and results, and to strengthen the relationship between SPVD and the Pernambuco Cooperation with Ciods for the installation of the Prevention Observatory, which will allow for the study of Pernambuco's territories from the perspective of Violence Prevention," she said.

The Prevention Observatory is part of the Pernambuco Cooperation, an agreement signed by the Pernambuco State Government, through SPVD, with UNODC, the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Igarapé Institute.

"SPVD is taking an important step in the consolidation of evidence-based violence prevention public policies. This is one of the main principles that are being defined through the UNODC-led Prevention LFA.

Such strategy will help in the construction of a multi-sector and interconnected vision for the State prevention policy, subsidizing the decision making and the short and medium term planning", mentioned Rafael Sales. 

The Ciods team clarified the flow of information registration, from the receipt of calls in the call center to the closure of the occurrence by the specific field service teams. 

Issues such as detailing the profile of the victims, classification of occurrences, response time and other variables, which may be the focus of future analysis, were discussed with the UNODC and SPVD teams.


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