In the framework of MYPOL’s Crowd Management component, a Refresher and Trainers Crowd Management Course was carried out in the Police Training Facilities in Yangon, from June 19th to 30th. Under the guidance of the Key Expert in Crowd Management, 6 international trainers provided basic crowd management training and specific training in Immediate Action and Rapid Deployment (IARD) techniques to 45 trainees from different police units all over the country.
Based on a newly developed lessons plan, the specific IARD training, which has become in the recent years an essential part of police training in Europe, is aimed to prepare police units to manage different types of crowds and situations affecting general public safety. The 100 hour course included theoretical and practical sessions. The training content was developed following the highest international standards and with a human rights perspective. Thus, theoretical sessions provided a better understanding of legal regulations and human rights standards in the use of force related to crowd management.
The selected trainees are part of the “Train the Trainers” programme, which will be developed throughout the MYPOL project and should benefit police units in all states and regions of Myanmar.