Thirteen law enforcement centers in Nineveh officially reopen after they were destroyed by ISIL


Ninewa, 30 June 2022 – Thirteen law enforcement facilities in Ninewa that were damaged during the ISIL conflict have been officially opened by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the government of the Kingdom of the Countries -Bas and Nineveh Governorate.

The thirteen law enforcement facilities include ten police stations and three national security buildings in Ninewa. The spacious, purpose-built facilities have the capacity to serve approximately 420,000 citizens. The facilities were rehabilitated through the UNDP Stabilization Funding Facility with the generous support of the Netherlands.

In addition, with support from the Netherlands, UNDP will complete the rehabilitation of three courthouses, two national security buildings, fourteen police stations and eleven police management offices by the end of the year, which will bring the total number of Dutch-supported law enforcement facilities in Nineveh, Kirkuk and Salah Al Din to forty-four. This also complements UNDP’s ongoing security sector reform initiatives, including training for law enforcement and police across Iraq that focuses on improving the effectiveness of local policing. , grassroots leadership and criminal investigations. Since 2018, approximately 1,160 officers (94 female officers) have been trained in fifteen governorates, including 112 in Nineveh.

Entrance to Shrooq Police Station in Nimrud. Photo: UNDP Iraq
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