UNODC delivers 100 Bullet Proof Vests to KP Police 

11 April 2017- Peshawar- UNODC Representative, Mr. Cesar Guedes called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mr. Salahuddin Khan Mehsud at his office in CPO Peshawar. 

During the meeting Mr Guedes congratulated Mr. Salahuddin on his new appointment as the IGP KP and appreciated the work of KP Police in fighting the menace of terrorism as a front line force. He lauded the efforts of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in effectively responding to the incidents of terrorism and appreciated the high rate of successful prosecutions in terrorism related cases. 

Mr. Guedes briefed the IGP KP on UNODC's commitment through its continued support to the law enforcement agencies in KP and highlighted the importance of equipping the CTD Police personnel with necessary safety equipment to strengthen their personnel security while contributing to enhance the operational capacity for patrolling. On this occasion Mr. Guedes handed-over 100 bullet proof vests to KP Police under the agreed framework of UNODC Country Programme II (2016-2019).  

Mr. Salahuddin Khan Mehsud informed the delegation that KP police has been focusing on capacity building of its personnel to enable them to discharge their duties more effectively for improving the governance related challenges presently faced by the province. He further mentioned that in order to address the training needs of the KP Police, (6) six specialized training schools have been established in different parts of the province, where training is conducted round the year to keep the police personnel abreast on the emerging crime types. He proposed to the UNODC delegation to extend all possible support to strengthen the training capacities of these schools to enhance operational efficacy of the Police. Additionally, Mr. Mehsud also sought UNODC's support for improving the capacity and tactical maneuverability of CTD personnel. 

Lastly, Mr. Mehsud was highly appreciative for the technical support rendered by the UNODC to KP Police and assured his continued support in all mutual endeavors. 

As part of KP Police's appreciation to UNODC, Mr. Mehsud presented a souvenir memento to Mr. Guedes.