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EUOPEAN SEMINAR ON GOOD PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY POLICING

 
The last 23rd May 2013 the Valencia Local Police has held a European seminar on good practices in community policing, which has taken place in the framework of the Project SELPE.
 
 

After a research at European level, the Valencia Local Police has compiled good practices on community policing in 10 countries and, among them, has selected those which represent higher indicators of success and a higher index of transferability to Police forces of other countries.
 
 

In the seminar 13 good practices have been presented, belonging to 7 European countries and selected among the good practices that had been compiled beforehand.

115 Delegates have participated in the event, coming from different European and Spanish police agencies.
 
After this seminar, the Valencia Local Police has to select one or two practices of which the transferability and chances of success are considered high.
 
 
The aim will be to travel to their places of origin and to analyse in situ how they work, as well as the keys for their transfer and implementation.
 
SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS:
 

LOCAL POLICING INITIATIVES, THE EVIDENCE BASE

COMMUNITY POLICING SAFER ALTA DE LISBOA

PATHFIELDS BUSINESS WATCH SOUTH MOLTON

PROXPOL

TO LOOK CLOSELY AND NOT TO LOK THE OTHER WAY

WOODHOUSE VILLAGE REGENERATION

THE FRENCH NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH EXPERIENCE

POLICÍA DE BARRIO E INTERVENCIÓN COMUNITARIA

OUTER AREA'S SAFETY

MEDIACIÓN POLICIAL EN LA ALTERACIÓN DEL ORDEN PUBLICO

POLICÍA DE BARRIO

EL PROYECTO EUROPEO SAFELAND

JUST ANOTHER DANCE

JUST ANOTHER DANCE EVENT

CRIME PREVENTION ASSISTANT

 
 

With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union.

European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs

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INSTALLATION OF SOLUTIONS TO AVOID CABLE THEFT IN THE NETWORK OF LIGHTING OF VALENCIA
 
The theft of copper cable in Europe has tremendously increased during the last years. Furthermore, its replacement is much more expensive that the cost of the stolen material itself. On the other hand, the current economic situation does not permit to afford these wastes, which explains that there are urban areas in Europe that currently lack electric utility.
 

This situation is due mainly to the high value raised by the copper in the black market, as a consequence of the increase in the demand of the emergent countries. This, with the economic crisis and the low penalties associated to these crimes, has encouraged a lot of criminals to rob the copper cable from electric utilities.
 

The damages are numerous, but the costs of replacement, the shortage of supply for the citizenship or the potential danger for human life associated to the handling of electric infrastructures are still more considerable.
 

The Local Police of Valencia (PLV) does not ignore this problem, and for this reason from the 10th to the 12th April 2013 two systems studied by the PLV as possible solutions to the copper theft have been installed experimentally. The functionality of the aforementioned systems will be assessed in the practice for one month and a half.
 

In the framework of the European Project Pol-Primett to tackle metal theft, the PLV and the rest of partners have agreed that systems like Wire-watch or SelectaDNA can help effectively to the police task of deterrence, prevention and prosecution of crimes as cable theft from the lighting networks.
 

For these reasons pilot tests are implemented in different areas of Valencia in order to assess the results of these systems to tackle metal theft.
 

The installation of the solutions of monitoring of the cable and of marking with synthetic DNA starts on Wednesday 10th April at 9:45h in the areas of Parque de Cabecera and 9 de Octubre, plus a third area that will not be made public. These three, are considered the areas with a higher risk of undergoing attacks currently.
 

The pilot project will last a month and a half and the PLV will have at its disposal the police officers and the access to the databases enabled for the proper use of the marking system.
 
IMPACT ON PUBLIC TELEVISION AND RADIO
 
TELECINCO
 
TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA (TERRITORIAL)
 
ANTENA 3
 
CANAL 9 - TELEVISIÓN VALENCIANA
 
TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA (NOCHE)
 
 
 
With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
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FINAL CONFERENCE OF THE PROJECT GOES
 
 
On the 21st and 22nd of March 2013 the Final Conference of the Project GOES has been held in Ancona.
 
Local, national and regional authorities, as well as representatives of different security forces have followed the expositions of the Partnership. These presentations have dealt with the results of the implementation of the system GOES for the management of emergencies on roads. Other innovating solutions within the same field have been presented as well.
 
 
 

The Local Police of Valencia has successfully implemented this system within its system SIRE (Sistema Integral de Respuesta a Emergencias), increasing its functionalities and proving the transferability of the developed system.

With the financial support from the DG Environment of the EU
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HERA PROJECT DISSEMINATION IN PORTUGAL

The A delegation of the Valencia Local Police visited Lisbon on 18th and 19th December 2012 to meet representatives of the Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) and the Lisbon Local Police (PML).
The main objective of these meetings was to disseminate the findings of the HERA project, which ends in December 2012, and to share its main outputs with the police forces of a Member State that has not been a member of the consortium.
 
 
During the meetings the Valencia Local Police explained to the Lisbon police forces the main achievements and outputs of HERA. Manuals on Good Practices for Police Intervention in Gender- Based Violence, one of the main outcomes of the project, were distributed among the GNR and PML representatives together with the training materials and other products developed during the project’s lifetime to enhance the police actions and assistance to the victims.
 
Furthermore, other important issues such as community policing and organizational strategies were addressed during the meetings and the Valencia Local Police took the opportunity to visit the Lisbon police forces’ facilities.
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With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
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HERA has been awarded in the first edition of the Contest of Good Local Practices against the Gender-based Violence.
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The HERA has been awarded in the first edition of the Contest of Good Local Practices against the Gender-based Violence.
 
The award has been granted in the area of “Attention and support” to the victims of gender-based violence.
 
The Hera Project has received an award within the framework of the first edition of the Contest of Good Local Practices against the Gender-based Violence, granted by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (SFMP).
 
 
The objective of this contest is to promote the exchange of experiences and to acknowledge the most effective and innovating actions in the fight against the gender-based violence.
 
The award granted in the area of “Attention and support” to the victims was received by the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, Miquel Domínguez, in the ceremony celebrated last 25th January in the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid, chaired by the Minister of Health, Social Services, Ms. Ana Mato.
 
123 entities with 172 projects have participated in this first edition and the winners have received a sculpture representing a “menina”. This award is an acknowledgement to hard work developed during the two years of duration of the HERA project.
 


With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
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MEETING AND SEMINAR IN VALENCIA

The SELPE consortium have met in Valencia in order to prepare the research of good practices in Community Policing. This research will be performed taking the basis provided by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research of the United Kingdom as the starting point.
 
The target is to select the successful practices that can be transferable to our organisation, as well as to receive the persons responsible for these cases of success to advice us in their experimental implementation.
 

 
 
The To do this it is expected that the Local Police of Valencia holds a seminar with the selected experts of 10 countries of the EU in February.
The structure of the subsequent pilot projects, which will verify if the selected practices can be successfully transferred, has been discussed as well.
 
After the meeting of the partners, a seminar about Community Policing and Police Mediation in which more than 120 attendees and speakers of recognised national and international standing in the area of Mediation have participated has been held.
 

 
 


With the financial support of the European Union

European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained here
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MEETING OF VALUESEC IN MADRID
 
The Partners of VALUESEC have met in Madrid from the 27th to the 29th November 2012:
 
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (Germany)
Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
Centre for European Security Strategies (Germany)
International Peace Research Institute (Norway)
University of Stavanger - Centre for risk management and societal safety (Norway)
ATOS Origin S.A. (Spain)
Institute of Innovative Technologies (Poland)
White Cyber Knight (Israel)
Local Police of Valencia (Spain)
 Technical University of Munich (Germany)
 
The work has focused on the coordination of the applications’ developing tasks, as well as on their integration and implementation in case of usage as in the Formula 1 of Valencia.
 
 
 
The Local Police of Valencia are currently working on the description of the elements involved in case of usage, as well as on the adaptation of tools to the scenario suggested in Valencia. These tools of risk and cost-benefit analysis are supported by the technologic partners of the consortium, but their adaptation requires a coordinated work between the partners.
 
 


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement Number 261742
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THE PROJECTS HERA AND ICEBERG HOLD THEIR FINAL CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS.
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The headquarters of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels hosted the final conference of the projects ICEBERG and HERA the last 10th of December 2012.
 
The conference, under the title “Freedom and dignity: women’s rights” aimed at providing an overall view about gender-based violence, focusing specially on primary and secondary prevention. Its main targets were to stimulate the debate about the strategies to follow to tackle such an important scourge, as well as the interchange of good practices and the results derived from the European projects HERA and ICEBERG.
 
The conference was inaugurated by representatives of the “Conselleria de Gobernación” and of the Local Police of Valencia, as well as a representative of the Economic and Social Committee, Mrs. Madi Sharma, member of the Businessmen Group (United Kingdom). Mrs. Sharma highlighted the “important challenges” she has had to face during her life as a victim of gender-based violence, and how she had moved from being a stranger to making part in the process of decision-making in Europe. She encouraged other women to do the same: “if I can do it, so can the others”, she declared.

 
The conference included the testimony of a victim, who explained her experience as a victim of gender-based violence to the audience and how she had succeeded in believing in herself again to escape that situation; and a round table which had the participation of Mrs. Pierrete Pape, coordinator del Observatory on Violence against Women of the European Women’s Lobby and Mrs. Myriam Van Varenbergh, representative of the European Women Lawyers Association.
 
Among the main conclusions of the round table, moderated by representatives of ICEBERG and HERA, it is worth stressing the necessity of cooperation between the different agents and with the media, the necessity of specific national legislation in each member state (MS) an of political will to change things and the importance of the MS’ ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence as well.
 
The participants of the round table stressed the important role of the police forces to fight the problem and praised the specific training performed in the frame of the project HERA to deal with gender-based violence victims.
 
 
 
Finally, an expert in Gender Equality of the  European Commission Directorate-General for Justice, Mrs. Frédérique Fastré, explained the key priorities identified by the Commission to tackle violence against women, as well as the future of the Daphne Programme. Moreover, she informed that the European Commission works hand-in-hand with the European Parliament and the Council to eliminate any kind of violence. Mrs. Fastré said that the handbook of Good Practices for police intervention in gender-based violence is a very important initiative to face the problem and to prevent the secondary victimization of the victims.
 
The conference was closed by representatives of the “Conselleria de Gobernación”, the Local Police of Valencia and of the city of Mulhouse.
 
The projects ICEBERG y HERA, both financed by the Programme Daphne III, have important synergies and thus held together this conference. Both ICEBERG and HERA fight violence against women, the former focusing on primary prevention and the latter in secondary prevention and protection.
 
The day after the conference, the partners HERA met to evaluate its organisation, to expose the main results of the projects and to give the next steps to close the project successfully.
 

With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
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WORKSHOP ABOUT GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND DISABILITY
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The Local Police of Valencia participated in the workshop organised by Xarxa (Association of disabled women) about gender-based violence and disability on the 3rd December 2012.

 

 

The good practices and Police protocols implemented by the Local Police of Valencia in this area were exposed.

In such a way, the results of the projects Hera and Iceberg were exposed and disseminated, as well as those of other European initiatives related to disability and gender-based violence.

Moreover, GAMA exposed the Police protocols of intervention in gender-based violence cases whose victims have some kind of disability.

 
 
These protocols take into consideration the fact that the disabled victim undergoes a high degree of dependency of the aggressor, at a physical, psychic and an economic level. This fact makes it more difficult for her to escape the abuse situation and thus specific proceedings to make it possible are necessary.
 
 

With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
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VII MEETING OF POL-PRIMETT IN VALENCIA
 
The VII meeting of coordination of the projectt Pol-PRIMETT to tackle metal theft was held on the 20th and 21st November 2012 in Valencia.
 
 

During the plenary session the problem of metal theft in Spain was treated and afterwards different workshops took place:
>> Workshop 1: Implementation of synthetic DNA solutions in Spain, moderated by the Local Police of Valencia.
>> Workshop 2: Multiagency work, moderated by the British Transport Police.
>> Workshop 3: Impact of legal changes, moderated by the Gendarmerie Nationale.
>> Workshop 4: Information and knowledge gaps, moderated by Agenfor Lombardia.
 
 
 
The partners of the continuation of the project Pol-Primett, already submitted to the European Commission and pending approval, were involved in the meetings as well.

 Serious and Organised Crime Agency 
  People United Against Crime 
  British Transport Police 
  South Yorkshire Police
  Agenfor Lombardia
  Guarda Nacional Republicana
  Gendarmerie Nationale
  Valencia Local Police
  European Institute
  European Regional Framework for Cooperation
  European Metal Trade and Recycling Federation
  IGMNiR (metal recycling trade association)
  Bulgarian Association of Recyclers

With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
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Pol-PRIMETT National Workshop
Tackling metal theft: solutions based in Synthetic DNA

 
On Friday 26th October 2012, the Valencia Local Police (VLP) held in its Headquarters a national Workshop about solutions based in synthetic DNA, in the framework of the European project Pol-PRIMETT tackling metal theft.
 
 

The workshop was attended by representatives from different Spanish companies and institutions directly affected by the problem of metal theft, from different sectors such as: communications, agriculture and irrigation, public lighting, metallurgy, recovery an reciycling, electricity, gas and energy, railways, port, construction, insurance, heritage, etc...

Furthermore, representatives from the Valencia Local Police and other police forces who fight against this emerging problem, National Police Force, Guardia Civil, Regional Police Force, Mossos D’Esquadra, Local and Rural Polices, also participated in the event.

Fortunately, many European companies are working now on new proposals to solve this growing problem, developing alarm, monitoring and marking systems with remarkable results.

During the workshop, the concerned institutions and companies had the opportunity to analyse the marking with synthetic DNA tool as one of the solutions to prevent and fight metal theft. The Grup Camós- SelectaDNA presented its proposal based in this forensic technique while the Mossos d’Esquadra described their experience in its implementation.

The syntetic DNA solution has already been succesfully implemented in other European countries and therefore the analysis was focused on the potential implications for the companies and polices forces under the Spanish legislation.

The attendants were able to handle the products and the police tools. Furthermore, during the workshop the possibitily was raised of using ultraviolet lanterns by authorised managers to be able to detect the stolen metal.
 
 

Finally, contacts were initiated to pilot-test this solution in some “hot spots”.

This Workshop has been prior to the Pol-PRIMETT International meeting that will be held in Valencia on 20th November 2012. This International event will gather experts on the issue of Metal Theft from different European countries, with the aim to exchange ideas and best practices and to find solutions to solve this growing problem.

Dissemination in Audiovisual Media:

o Canal 9 Noticias

 
 
With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
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ASSESSMENT OF HERA TRAINING
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Hera consortium held a meeting in Cesena last 18th and 19th of September 2012.

 

 

The results of the training aimed at Spanish, English, Romanian and Bulgarian police officers and victims were revealed during this meeting.

 

In addition, it was presented the assessment of such training in terms of transfer of knowledge acquired to the job.

 

The consortium has also planned the preparation of the last activities to be carried out before the project conclusion (next 31st December 2012):

 

  • Proposals for legislative changes as regards gender and police management; at regional, national and European level.

  • E-learning materials on police management for gender-based violence.

  • Project dissemination and Final Meeting at the Committee of the Regions (EU) in Brussels, 11th December 2012.

 

Partners also participated in a Workshop together with the Authorities and local and regional experts in which views and working methods were exchanged, as regards police management for gender-based violence.
 

With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
 
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VI CONSORTIUM MEETING
 
On 18th and 19th of July 2012, the POL-PRIMETT project partners met in Athens.
 
 
 

The Greek partners held the VI Project meeting, in which different issues related to metal theft were dealt:

           

  • Police and stakeholders’ efforts in order to raise the judiciary’s awareness on collateral damages of metal theft, as well as problems relating to prove the linking between these facts and organized crime.

  • The international Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and its implementation by the Portuguese National Republican Guard.

  • The ban on payment in cash for metal transactions (cashless) and its impact on countries which have implemented it.

  • The copper e-book developed by Railpol.

  • Results obtained through solutions based on synthetic DNA to fight against metal theft.

  • The continuation of the Pol-Primett Project through the presentation of a second project leaded by UK Home Office.

Moreover, it has been held a national Workshop in which partners have participated together with representatives of the main Greek classes affected: Ministries, Mayors, Public Prosecutors, Recycling Industry and Church.
 
 
With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
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SEMINAR “A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE”
Next 6th September 2012, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, the international seminar “A new perspective on Gender-based Violence” will be held at the IVASPE headquarters.

The seminar organised by the Department of Governance, under the European Project ICEBERG, aims to offer a perspective that contributes to see gender-based violence in a global and real way. In essence, establishing a new vision that allows all stakeholders to work more effectively as well as promoting social responsibility.

The European Project ICEBERG, “A community hug”, represents both professionals working in gender-based violence, as well as the society, who has voluntarily joined together to help victims from the first moment, even when they are not part of the mechanism supporting victims of gender-based violence yet.

Through “A new perspective on Gender-based Violence” we want to emphasize prevention from the judiciary, security forces and social services. The seminar is aimed at national and foreign partners of the project, local police units and the Valencia Regional Government, as well as specialists in the field and representatives of civil society.
 
 
With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
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MEETING IN VALENCIA DURING FORMULA 1
 
On 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June 2012, Local Police of Valencia held a meeting and two study visits in which some Valuesec Project partners examined scenes of mass events that need decision making in security matters.
 

These scenes were the Formula 1 European Grand Prix and the night of San Juan.
 

The Formula 1 Grand Prix in Valencia is the use case over which the tool developed by Valuesec will be validated.
 
The partners were able to know in situ the external and internal safety mechanism to such event.
 
The night of San Juan allowed the partners to check the night operational deployment and to visit the emergency and advanced coordination vehicle (VECA).
 
 
 

In addition, the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and the Quartermaster General Chief of the Local Police answered the questions of the partners on the procedure in decision making and about the qualitative criteria taken into account.
 
 

 
Participants of the meetings:
 

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (Alemania)

Centre for European Security Strategies (Alemania)

Valencia Local Police (España)

ATOS Spain S.A. (España)

Institute of Innovative Technologies (Polonia)
 


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement Number 261742
 
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THE SELPE PROJECT STARTS IN LONDON
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Sharing Experience in Local Policing in Europe is a biannual project, which is part of the European Program on Prevention and Fight against Crime of the European Commission.
 

 
The aim is to exchange and share knowledge, good practices and experiences between European Local Police Forces, in order to learn from their different work methods and competences in Community Policing.
 

Cooperation and coordination of Local and National Police forces will be one of the central points in which investigate good practices at European level.
 

The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior hopes to take this project as the basis of knowledge to the possible creation of Local Police Forces in its country, or alternatively to the implementation of Community Policing Units.
 

It will be published a compendium containing more than 100 good practices, and pilot projects will be carried out -one of them in Valencia- to transfer, implement and assess the good practices.
 

Consortium:

Crime Prevention Foundation IGA ( Pazardjik, Bulgaria)

Local Police of Valencia ( Spain)

Institute for Criminal Policy Research King´s College ( London, R.U.)

Giancarlo Siani Association ( Napoli, Italia)

Ministry if Interior ( Sofia, Bulgaria)
 

It is planned to hold a seminar in Valencia by 2013. Experts on Community Policing from every European Union country will attend to set out their good practices. The aim will be to gather those that have turned out to be successful and possible to transfer to third countries.
 


With the financial support of the European Union

European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained here
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VALUESEC PROJECT MEETING IN POLONIA
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The Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG of Katowice held a Valuesec Project meeting on 29th, 30th and 31st of May 2012.
 

 
Progress has been made in design and development of the future support tool to decision making related to security.
 

After the functional analysis, it has been described the next outline to decision making in security matters:
 

  1. Risk analysis (threats detection: impact and probability).
  2. Cost-benefit analysis of security measures.
  3. Application of qualitative or politic criteria in decision making.

This outline will be applied into the different scenes considered to test the final tool:
 

  • Mass event (Formula 1 European Grand Prix in Valencia).
  • Public transport.
  • Airport security.
  • Community security planning.
  • Cyber-security.


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement Number 261742
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MEETING IN BULGARIA

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The Project GOES 3rd meeting was held in Sofia on 6th and 7th of March 2012.
 

The meeting mainly dealt with technical topics, in order to define how to include the tool webservice A System in the servers of the Valencia Local Police, developed as part of the project.
 
  
 

Now, this software needs to be installed and included in the police and emergency management programme of the Valencia Local Police.
 

On the other hand, dissemination activities of the project were carried out by the Sofia city council before the media and institutions concerned.
 

With the financial support from the DG Environment of the EU
 
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MEETING TO COORDINATE TRAINING IN HERA
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The Hera consortium met in Riga on 18th and 19th of April 2012.

 

  

 

The aim of the meeting was coordinating the training actions which will be imparted by the experts of British, Romanian and Valencia police forces.

 

The training is aimed at:

 

-  New police officers in gender-based violence police management.

-  Expert police officers in gender-based violence police management.

-  Women victims of gender-based violence.

 

The three training modules will draw on as a basis the conclusions of the research work carried out by HERA partners and validated by the regarded European experts during the International Symposium of Valencia.

 

On the other hand, the consortium had the chance to visit the installations of the Latvia National Police and the Riga Local Police.

 

  

 

Both Forces set up their work related to gender-based violence during the meetings held in both headquarters.

 


With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
 
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MEETING WITH THE BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE
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On 29th of February 2012 the Local Police of Valencia (PLV) held a study visit and a bilateral meeting of exchange at the London Central of the British Transport Police (BTP).
 

Both partners of the Pol-Primett Project exchanged views, knowledge and strategies related to metal theft.
 

The BTP people in charge explained to the PLV delegation their field of competition and way of organizing. They also showed their installations to the PLV representatives.

In addition, they set out in detail an operation which culminated in the breaking up of a gang of metal thieves, sharing the good practices on the investigation and the judicial process of such operation. To those effects, Smartwater turned out to be a vital tool in the testing phase.
 

On the other hand, PLV shared the conclusions of their study on the metal theft in Spain and explained the competence and organizing framework in our country.
 

Finally, there was an exchange of good practices related to police tactics whose efficiency has been proved in the fight against metal theft, as well as other tactics which are at the moment in the testing phase.
 
 


With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union.

European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
 
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VALUESEC MEETINGS IN BERLIN
 
The German Investigation Institute Fraunhofer, Project coordinator, held two meetings of the Valuesec consortium at its headquarters in Berlin.
 
 
 

The first one took place from 21st to 23rd of February 2012. The Local Police of Valencia proposed and set out to the partners the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) which considered the most appropriate for the support to the decision making at the European Formula 1 Grand Prix.
 

The second meeting, which took place on 27th and 28th of March 2012 and to which attended guests as the representatives of the German and Finnish Ministry of Interior, was focused on the definition of the qualitative criteria which have an effect on the decision making related to security.
 

Both meetings were suitable for defining the package of methodologies and tools to be included in the final tool of Valuesec. In addition, the meetings defined how to reflect the qualitative decision criteria in environments of decision making related to security. For example, the use case defined to the Formula 1 in Valencia.
 

   
 

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement Number 261742
 
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Launch of the Project
PUTTING VICTIMS FIRST!

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The PVF! Project has been selected by the Criminal Justice Program of the European Commission and lasts 24 months.
 
 

The aim of the project is to provide a support network to the victims of gender-based violence, so that they face the penal processes successfully.
 

To that effect, training programs for judges, social workers and police officers will be carried out and a cooperation system between them will be developed.
 

As it has been agreed in the launch meeting, which took place in Riga on 9th February 2012, the Local Police of Valencia, through GAMA and with the support of the consortium, will take care of the development of the training materials aimed at judges, public prosecutors and police officers; and will teach a training course to the same ones in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Spain.
 

This course will be focused on the way to minimize the victimization to which women are exposed during the gender-based violence penal processes.
 

Partners who make up the consortium:
 

 Foundation Social Services Agency ( Riga, Latvia)

 Women’s Issues Information Centre ( Vilnius, Lithuania)

 Tallin Child Support Centre (TCSC) ( Tallín, Estonia)

 Foundation “Latvian Judicial Training Centre” ( Riga, Latvia)

 Consorzio Sociale “COIN” Società Cooperativa Sociale ( Roma, Italy)

 Policía Local de Valencia ( Valencia, España)

 London Probation Trust (Londres, R.U.)

 Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia ( Riga, Latvia)

 Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia ( Riga, Latvia)


With the financial support of the European Union

European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained here
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ICEBERG PROJECT: 3rd coordination meeting in Coventry.
On March 15th 2012, Coventry ( United Kingdom) held the third coordination meeting of the Iceberg project. During the meeting, the partners presented and discussed the developed strategies for dissemination and awareness. It was also planned the future course of action.
 
 
Subsequently, the Iceberg project consortium participated in the International Domestic Violence Symposium, organized by the University of Coventry, in which different institutions fighting against Gender-Based Violence contributed their suggestions for improvements to prevent such kind of violence.
 
 
With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
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REUNIÓN DEL PROYECTO SAFELAND EN THESASALONIKI
Safeland Project
 
 
The final conference of Safeland Project took place in Thessaloniki (Greece) on 14 and 15 of February, 2012. The Local Police of Valencia participated together with other partners such as the Municipality of Sykies (Sykies, Greece), the Foundation CPFI (Pazardjik, Bulgaria), the Province of Rovigo (Rovigo, Italy), the Education Inspectorate and the Local Police of Brasov (Brasov, Romania), the Municipality of Niepolomice (Niepolomice, Poland) and Crime Concern (Swindon, UK).
 
  
 
Safeland Project was selected by the European Commission for Safety analysis and improvement in neighbourhoods and schools, in the framework of its Programme for Prevention and Fight against Crime.
More than a hundred members from all the agencies involved attended the meeting and each of the representatives explained to the audience the conclusions reached within its tasks. The large group of the PLV (Local Police of Valencia), composed of representatives of all the Corps units concerned with the mediation project, was represented by the Quartermasters Mr. José Serrano and Mr. Abelardo Gil. As spokesperson for the PLV group, the Quartermaster Mr. José Serrano addressed a few words to the attendees: he thanked for having been greeted with cordiality and congratulated the project leaders for the exemplary organization of the symposium.
 
 
 
In our case, the Police Mediation was presented, showing the good results achieved among the citizens. Mr. Antonio Berlanga, Officer of the Maritime Unit, and the police officer Mr. José Luis Diego, European Projects Manager, made an interesting presentation of the project and of the successes obtained by PLV.
 
 
 
During the sessions, held at the Sykies Municipal Theatre, a visit was made to a secondary school, where the students carried out a musical performance and a drawings exhibition against violence.
With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
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MEETING OF THE VALUESEC PROJECT IN ISRAEL
 
 
VALUESEC Project gathered its partners in Tel-Aviv in order to advance the development of the support tool for decision making on security.
 
The project was selected by the 7th Framework Programme for I+D in Security of the European Commission and aims to develop a software to advise policy makers and operatives on decision making about security from the point of view of cost-benefit of any measures to be taken.
 
 
 
The main objective of the meeting was agreeing on which methodologies and tools the software to be developed will be based. The integration of existing tools for risk analysis and decision making will involve hard work and its purpose is to correctly trace the priorities and needs of the people who must make decisions on security. In this regard, the participation of the Deputy Mayor of Public Safety and the Chief Constable and Head of the Valencia Local Police Department, as they are responsible for making security decisions, has been highly valued by the consortium and has allowed fully defining the technical requirements phase of the tool.
 
 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (Alemania)
 Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finlandia)
 Centre for European Security Strategies (Alemania)
 International Peace Research Institute (Noruega)
 University of Stavanger - Centre for risk management and societal safety (Noruega)
 ATOS Origin S.A. (España)
 Institute of Innovative Technologies (Polonia)
 White Cyber Knight (Israel)
 Local Police of Valencia (Spain)
 
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PATCH FINAL MEETING
 
 
On December 13th and 14th, 2011 Valencia Local Police attended the final meeting of PATCH project in L'Aquila (Italy). This project is part of the European programme Civil Protection Financial Instrument to develop an integrated system for the prevention of damages caused by earthquakes on the cultural heritage and to develop training in this area for our emergency services.
 
  
 
On the occasion of this meeting, each of the consortium partners presented the procedures and protocols developed by them for cultural heritage protection in case of earthquake. It was also made ​​an assessment visit to the red zone of L'Aquila, which is the area of the city most affected by the earthquake, ravaged in 2009, and whose movement is restricted to the public because of the dangerousness still entailed by collapsed buildings.
 
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement Number 261742
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VALENCIA LOCAL POLICE CARRIES OUT AN ON-LINE COURSE ON PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN CASE OF EARTHQUAKE
 
 
Valencia Local Police, in collaboration with Consorcio de la Ribera, will launch during the month of December an on-line course to implement the protocols and procedures manual for protecting cultural heritage in case of earthquakes.
 
 
 
This type of training addresses to directors and technicians of cultural heritage, museum curators, restorers, members of civil protection, local police, firemen, NGOs and any intervention or rescue body. This training will be held in the virtual social network Second Life, which provides a practical environment for students to implement such protocols.
 
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POL-PRIMETT MEETING IN BULGARIA
 
On November 30th and December 1st, 2011 Sofia has hosted a coordination meeting of POL-PRIMETT project, which was attended by various police and European organizations involved in combating metal theft.
 
 - Video
 
The partners have shared best practices and possible solutions and tools, such as Smartwater or Selectadna, whose possible distribution and implementation in Spain is being studied.
 
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Furthermore, Valencia Local Police is coordinating a study about the metal theft in Spain (as they have already done in Italy). This study will focus on an analysis of legal framework (Waste Act, penalties and legal feasibility of the proposed solutions) as well as on the detection of best practices and recommendations to effectively combat metal theft.
 
With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
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INTERNATIONAL POLICE SYMPOSIUM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE


International Symposium on Police procedures against gender-based violence. Valencia (Spain) on 22 and 23 of November.
 
 
The main objective of this simposium was to bring together international experts on violence against women in order to exchange ideas and best practices with regard to the role of the Police and its procedures in cases of gender violence. At the same time, there was a review of the European legislative framework and it was taken into consideration the possibity of making proposals on the subject, and legislative recommendations to partner countries in order to improve protocols for police intervention in the matter.
 
During the first day of the Symposium strategies on European and International Strategies against Women Violence were discussed, also focusing on a social approach to fight violence against women.
 
On Wednesday 23rd, there was a brief presentation of the HERA project and the GAMA Group (Special Action Unit of the Local Police of Valencia against women abuse), and then a Manual of Good Practice on the subject developed in the HERA framework  was presented.
 
It followed a table on validation of the Manual of Good Practice which counted with national, European and international experts, that were in charge of approving the work after focusing on its different phases: prevention, intervention and protection.
 
The event was attended by representatives of European institutions, supranational organizations, European networks, as well as members of the administration of justice, social services, and the Security Forces of different countries.
 
6.- Presentations:
More information, Hera Project
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MEETING FOR THE ICEBERG PROJECT IN SOFIA
 
The Consortium for the ICEBERG Project met in Sofia on the 3rd and 4th of November 2011.
 
 
 
During the meeting were described the next steps and activities to be developed. On one hand, regarding the work of GAMA in the local coalitions; on the other, concerning the integration of the associates in the Webpol platform and the development of the predictive tool for cases of gender-based violence.
 

With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
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MEETING FOR THE VALUESEC PROJECT IN VALENCIA
 
 
The coordinator of the VALUESEC Project and the partner responsible for development and integration have had a study visit to the Local Police of Valencia during the days 27th and 28th October 2011.
 
 
 

In the meetings were analysed the requirements of the critical scenario on which will be tested the tool to be developed, namely, the European Gran Prix of Formula 1.

 

The partners have also had the opportunity to visit in situ the circuit route as well as the facilities for the coordination of the security measures (CECOR).
 
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement Number 261742
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MEETING OF SAFELAND PROJECT IN BRASOV
 
 
On October 19th 2011 was held in Romania the last coordination meeting of SAFELAND Project, attended by all partners.
 
Valencia Local Police presented the last results obtained in the framework of Project.
Thanks to SAFELAND Project various actions have been implemented in the district of Nazareth: prevention and training workshops for police, as well as for teachers and students, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), mediation services, management of community service orders, etc.
 
From an objective point of view, it was already found that after the implementation of these measures, the crimes reported in Nazareth had fallen by 10% in the same way that neighbourhood complaints and requests.
 
 
 
At the meeting it was possible to publish the results of recent surveys of victimization and its comparison with the outcome of the survey prior to the implementation of the measures. The results show that the sense of security in the district has improved and that the dark figure of unreported crimes has decreased.

These results on the one hand validate the implemented activities and, secondly, confirm the correlation between objective figures on delinquency and subjective figures on the sense of security.

The project will be closed in the Final Conference to be held in Thessaloniki the next month of February 2012.
 
With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
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MEETING FOR THE PATCH PROJECT IN HERACLION
 
 
Meeting for the PATCH Project in Heraclion
 
The 4th meeting for the PATCH Project took place in Heraclion (Greece) on the 5th and 6th of October, 2011.
 
During those days, each associate stated the results and the activities undertaken in the last 5 months of work, putting special emphasis on the training workshops and on the development of the rapid intervention guidelines.
 
 
 
The Local Police of Valencia showed, among others, the results of the workshop organized in Alcira together with the Consorci de La Ribera, on the 26th and 27th of July.
 
The meeting was attended by several persons interested in the subject outside the Project Consortium, as well as various mass media.
 
 
With the financial support from the DG Environment of the EU
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PROTOCOLS FOR THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

The past 26th and 27th of July 2011, the Valencia Local Police and Consorcio de la Ribera organized a theoretical and practical Workshop in Alzira, to present the "Protocols and Procedures Manual for the protection of cultural heritage in case of earthquake”.

This activity is part of the European Project European Project PATCH, selected by the program "Civil Protection Financial Instrument", which aims to develop an integrated system for the prevention of damages on cultural heritage caused by earthquakes.
 
 
 
The Workshop took 2 days.

The first one was dedicated to the presentation of the Manual that will be soon available on the Project website, with the participation of the curator of the Valencian Library and the President of the NGO Intervenció, Ajuda i Emergències.

The second day was given over to field work: a possible scenario of earthquake in a museum was simulated, proceeding then to the collection, identification, packaging, and transport of art pieces.

It was attended, among others, by members of the Local Police of Valencia, museum directors, fire fighters, Art Curators, members of NGOs dedicated to the rescue.
 
With the financial support from the DG Environment of the EU
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POL-PRIMETT PROJECT MONITORING IN LEEDS
 
Leeds hosted 3rd POL-PRIMETT, Project coordination meeting, 29th and 30th June 2011.
 
 
Partnership has addressed current situation of fight against metal theft and analyzed new challenges entailed by measures provided by INSPIRE European directive.
 
Meeting was attended by Partners and various representatives of European companies and agencies directly affected by the problem.
 
 Yorkshire Police & People United Against Crime (Sheffield,U.K.)
 Agenfor Lombardy (Rome, Italy)
 British Transport Police (London ,U.K.)
 Foundation Community of Valencia  European Region (Valencia, Spain)
 European Regional Framework for Co-operation (Patras, Greece)
 Local Police of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
 West Yorkshire Police (Wakefield, U.K.)
 South Yorkshire Police (Sheffield, U.K.)
 North Yorkshire Police (Northallerton, U.K)
 Humberside Police (Hull,U.K)
 
 
 
In the Police field, some campaigns, inspections and coordinated actions at European level have been planned.
 
Besides, intervention equipment and police training will be exchange, as well as best practices and applications; to check portability of these
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More Information; Fact sheet.
 
With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
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2nd HERA Meeting

West Yorkshire Police welcomed HERA Partners in order to share their models of policing of violence against women.

The partnership attended on 21st and 22nd June 2011:

 Local Police of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
 West Yorkshire Police (Leeds, U.K.)
 Local Police of Brasov (Brasov, Romania)
 Municipality of Cesena (Cesena, Italy)
 Conselleria de Governació – Valencia Regional Government (Valencia, Spain)
 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana - Región europea (Valencia, Spain)
 National Association Rhodopa Planina (Smoylan, Bulgaria)
 Women’s Issues Information Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania)
 Foundation Social Services Agency “Family Crises Centre” (Riga, Latvia)
 
Each partner exposed its models about legislation, police management, support and training, data basing, as well as its collaboration processing applied in its country; with particular emphasis on design of its police protocols.
Aim was to make a good practices and developing guidance that include a cross-country study.
 
 
 
This guide will be presented at International Symposium about police management of violence against women, which will be held in Valencia on 22nd and 23rd November 2011.
 
Symposium will be hosted by PLV in the framework of the HERA project; furthermore, police, partners and experts (European and Spanish) will assist to validate a proposal of best practices at European level.
 
With the financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union
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2nd GOES PROJECT MEETING IN ANCONA

GOES Project, chosen in the Framework of Financial Instrument on Civil Protection, held its 2 coordination meeting on 14th and 15th June 2011 in Ancona (Italy), with the participation of all partners:

Province of Ancona (Italy)
Region of Marche - Security Department and Civil Protection (Italy)
Foundation Comunidad Valenciana Región Europea (Spain)
Local Police of Valencia (Spain)
Information Technologies Institute - Sciences Academy (Bulgaria)
Municipality of Sofía (Bulgaria)
 
 
GOES aims to create a network to collect daily information on what happens on the road, allowing regional civil protection structures and cities to inform quickly to the public.

Collecting system and transmitting of dates are based on standard and automatic procedures to share information between all provinces and cities. Once platform created may be used to transmit other information, not just related to roads.
 
 
Video
 
System setting and hardware requirements focused debate during the conference. Anyway, compatibility is guaranteed with our new SIRE management platform.
 
With the financial support from the DG Environment of the EU
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3rd FALPREV Meeting in Germany
On 9th and 10th June 2011 Local Police of Valencia presented the results of training actions developed in the Framework of FALPREV Project.
 
 
The meeting was held in Göttingen and attended by the project’s partners:
 
European Forum for Urban Safety (Paris, France)
Local Police of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
Municipality of Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany)
CAST Association of Turin (Turín, Italy)
Municipality of Le Havre (Le Havre, France)
Local Police of de Brasov (Brasov, Romania)
Municipality of Belfast (Belfast, U.K.)
 
Las 4 sesiones formativas han tenido lugar desde Octubre de 2010 hasta Mayo de 2011, habiendo versado sobre:
  • Police mediation, community prevention.
  • Neighbourhood Policy y condemned to work for the benefit of the community.
  • Programs to prevent youth violence.
  • Innovative strategies to prevent youth recidivism.
300 persons (between agents, police officers and professionals) attended.
 
Video
 
Furthermore modules were taught by reputable European experts like Mr. Vicente Garrido, Mr. Andy Pownall, Prosecutor Doyenne for the Minors, academics, police oficers, head prison, criminologists, teachers, etc.
 
The next step is to adapt these sessions -and other implemented session in other partners countries- in an on-line training course about these issues.
 
The financial support from the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
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2nd VALUESEC PROJECT MEETING

24th and 25th May 2011, PLV participated in the VALUESEC project meeting. This project is part of the 7th Framework Programme I+D in Security of the EU.

As a partner and end-user in this project, PLV provided their knowledge during the collecting of information session about assessment of risk process and safety decision.

 

At this brainstorming session also attended by representatives of entities outside from partnership interested in the economic assessment of the security measures.

Members of German and Finnish Interior Ministers as well as security Adviser of European Commission President attended.
 
 

This phase of study is necessary to define what steps to take in a developing of a tool who quantify tangible and intangible costs of security measures, while weighing the cost-benefit of the same.

The partnerships analyzed the collected information and planned the next steps:

 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (Alemania)
 Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finlandia)
 Centre for European Security Strategies (Alemania)
 International Peace Research Institute (Noruega)
 University of Stavanger - Centre for risk management and societal safety (Noruega)
 ATOS Origin S.A. (España)
 Institute of Innovative Technologies (Polonia)
 White Cyber Knight (Israel)
 Local Police of Valencia (Spain)
 

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement Number 261742.

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3rd PATCH PROJECT MEETING
 
On 4th and 5th May 2011, it took place in Valencia the 3rd PATCH Project meeting, aimed at developing a composite system for the prevention of damages caused by earthquakes on cultural heritage as well as to develop training in this area for emergency Services. This project is part of the European Programme Civil Protection Financial Instrument”.

 

 

These 3 sessions involved all partnership:

 Villa Montesca Studies Center (City of Castello, Italia)

 Local Police of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

 Sacred Heart and Basílica of Saint Francesco of Assisi (Assisi, Italy)

 University – Creta Natural Historic Museum (Heraklion, Greece)

 Municipality of Agios Athanasios (Agios Athanasios, Cyprus)

 Province of Perugia (Perugia,Italy)

 Consortium of Ribera (Alcira, Spain)

 Municipality of Heraklion (Heraklion,Greece)

 

During the meeting were exhibited, among others, the protocols of current actions in each country to protect the cultural heritage in an earthquake. All this, with the view of developing guidelines and training activities aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the saving and protection cultural heritage.

 

 

Was also carried out a study visit to the Valencia Library, located at the Monastery San Miguel de los Reyes (Valencia), where the Head of Conservation told about security measures in case of earthquake.

 

With the financial support from the DG Environment of the EU

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4th SAFELAND Meeting in Poland
On 12th April 2011, a coordinating meeting has been held in Poland.
SAFELAND, Project partners participated:
 
 City Council of Sykies (Sykies, Grecia)
 Local Police of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
 CPFI Foundation and Ministry Interior (Pazardjik, Bulgary)
 Province of Rovigo ( Rovigo,Italia)
 Local Policy and Scholl Inspection of Brasov (Brasov, Romania)
 City council of Niepolomice (Niepolomice, Poland)
 Crime Concern (Swindon, UK)
 
 
PLV carried out actions in Nazareth and a reduction of crime in the neighbourhood was achieved.  This is the result of an intensive work, rushed from the 7th District Unit, and it were emphasized the experimental applicacions of criminological theories (CPTED skills).
 
We have implemented numerous actions, affecting the improvement of security feeling rates by public: evictions, security of conflicting routes, street cleaning, painting, training ad awareness activities, analysis of crime maps, etc.
 
 
Indeed, the number of crimes reported in Nazareth has fallen by 10%, as well as neighbourhood complaints and petitions.
 
Seen good results, the next step is to continue implementing the actions described and retry   International Crime Victims Survey, to test if  the improvement in performance goals entails a safety improvement perceived by the neighbourhoods of Nazareth.
 
With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs
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Improving Community Policing
Meeting in Valencia

Members of Improving Community Policing European met in Valencia on 5th and 6th April 2011.

 West Mercia Policy (Worcester, UK)
 Local Police of Valencia (Valencia, Spain.)
 Brabant Policy (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
 State Policy (Rome, Italy)
 

The last meeting of the project partners focused the work and analysis in the different strategies and tools with which each Police Force deals with the fact of violence against the women.

Despite disparity between the different European legal systems, each delegation provided interesting police practices that has been managed to deal successfully cases of violence against the women.
 
 
Once again, the partnership has stressed the relevance of preventive actions to reduce child abuse and black rate of crimes.
 
With the financial support from the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
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POL-PRIMETT PROJECT MEETING
ROME, MARCH 28TH – 30TH 2011

 
A delegation from the Valencia Local Police, headed by the Vice-Mayor and Councillor for public security and by the Quartermaster Corps Commanding General, participated in the Pol-Primett meeting against the emerging metal theft problem.
 

The meeting took place in Rome during the 28th, 29th and 30th of March. During this period both the metal theft problem and the actions which are currying out to prevent and to avoid it as well as its likely solutions for future has been analyzed. Italy presented an exhaustive study on the issue and the guide lines to follow on the study that are going to be developed in Spain, United Kingdom, Greece and Bulgaria have been established.

 
 
At the meeting participated all the partnership and so many other institutions and companies interested in fighting against a problem which implies multiple and important economical and social damages.
 
So, various British Policies, the Italian Guardia di Finanza, the Bulgarian Home Affairs Ministry, the Spanish Federation of recuperation etc, reflected and interchanged impressions, knowledge and ideas with the Valencia Local Police.
 
 
 
The receptions of Senator Esposito, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Commission on National Secrets of Italy, and the State Secretary Mr. Giorgetti, from the Italian Finance Ministry, make clear the interest and institutional support which the Pol-Primett project is receiving.
 
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VALUESEC PROJECT

Kick-off meeting VALUESEC Project
 
The 7th Framework Programme of R&D on Security is the main European instrument about research and investigation on security issues.

This programme has selected the VALUESEC Project in which the Valencia Local Police is involved as partner and as end user of the results.

VALUESEC aims to develop applications for the support in taking strategic decisions related with the security management.
The project aims to implement a software application that measures tangible and intangible costs of security measures that can be taken, while weighing the cost-benefit of them.
 
 
 
As an end user, Valencia Local Police will host the final validation of the tool, through the implementation of tests in use cases, such as Formula 1 Grand Prix.
From the 22nd to the 24th of  February 2011 took place in Magdeburg (Germany) the first working meeting of VALUESEC, in which has been thoroughly reviewed the work plan for the 3 year project.

 

Valencia Local Police has exposed a business model scheme that prevails in any organization that offers public safety services. This has been very positively assessed by the tech-partners who need a robust and coherent conceptual framework to successfully develop a tool to be effective.

Partners of the project:

 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (Alemania)
 Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finlandia)
 Centre for European Security Strategies (Alemania)
 International Peace Research Institute (Noruega)
 University of Stavanger - Centre for risk management and societal safety (Noruega)
 ATOS Origin S.A. (España)
 Institute of Innovative Technologies (Polonia)
 White Cyber Knight (Israel)
 Policía Local de Valencia (España)
 
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"GOES" PROJECT MEETING
 
The 15th and 16th of february 2011 took place the kick-off meeting of the European Project GOES, in which is involved our Local Police, and that is financied by the European Commission.
The visit concluded with the signature of the collaboration protocol between the Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Public Security of Valencia Mr. Miquel Dominguez, and his homonymous in the Italian province of Ancona, Mrs. Carla Virili.
 
 
The Project aims to improve the road traffic information systems to citizens, to let them know emergency situations, accidents or to inform them in case of any inclement wheter such as rain, ice, snow or landslides caused by wind.
 
During both 2011 and 2012, the partners are going to work together to find out technological solutions which impove this kind of information to the citizens, to get a safer circulation, that allows the use of alternative routes when making a move to a place that has been affected by any of those cases.
 
Therefore, the aim of this project is to create a network to collect diary information about all road conditions, capable to individuate and to suggest alternative routes, especially to make these information accessible to all road users.
 
The project's partners apart the Valencia Local Police and Valencian Community Foundation - European Region, are the Municipality of Sofia (Bulgaria), the Institute of Information Technologies Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Province of Ancona and the Civil Protection department of Marche Region (Italy).
 
 
The first work meeting has taken two days, with satisfactory results both for the Valencia Police and the other partners. During the next months they will take place other meetings as well in Italy as in Bulgaria.
 
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EUROPEAN PROJECT "HERA"
 
EUROPEAN PROJECT "HERA" OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
 

On Tuesday the 1th and Wednesday the 2nd of February, took place at Central Local Police, the first working meeting of the HERA project, a work on gender violence at European level, in which the Local Police of Valencia is leader, and which involves eight partners from various European countries like Britain, Lithuania, Italy, Romania and Latvia, as well as Spanish associations to bring their experience in this field, as the Lawyers Association, the University of Valencia or Queen Sofia Foundation among others.

 
 
 

Local Police of Valencia explained the other partners the last actions related to gender violence, a topical issue on which the Local Police of Valencia is working on a preferential basis in recent years
 
The first day was explained to the partners the good reception given by the Valencian society for the Support Group for Battered Women "GAMA", which since 2003 is leading a sensitive issue. Evidence of this effectiveness is that since 2003, has died in our city any woman with restraining order in place, who was under the supervision of one of more than 1,700 orders have been served each year by the GAMA group. The second day, the partners shared their experiences and initiatives that each of them is taking place in their municipalities
 
For Local Police of Valencia, this work represents a further step in the prevention and policing in this matter, with this aim in May 2010 we proposed to the European Commission the creation of a police collaborative project that allows us to share the experiences obtained in other countries.

 

 
 

This project will work during 2011 and 2012 to reach ambitious targets and to propose legislative changes to protect battered women, improve the protocols for working with victims and improve victim support to speed their recovery and reintegration into society.
 
This working group, led by the Local Police of Valencia consists of the following partners:

 

 Policía Local de Valencia (Valencia, España)

 West Yorkshire Police (Leeds, U.K.)

 Local Police of Brasov (Brasov, Romania)

 Municipality of Cesena (Cesena, Italy)

 Conselleria de Governació – Valencia Regional Government (Valencia, Spain)

 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana - Región europea (Valencia, Spain)

 National Association Rhodopa Planina (Smoylan, Bulgaria)

 Women’s Issues Information Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania)

 Foundation Social Services Agency “Family Crises Centre” (Riga, Latvia)

 

Asociados (sin financiación) liderados por a Policía Local de Valencia:

 

 Ilustre Colegio de Abogados (Valencia, Spain)

 Asociación de Separadas y Divorciadas (Valencia, Spain)

 Fundación Secretariado Gitano (Valencia, Spain)

 Asociación ANNUR de Mujeres Musulmanas (Valencia, Spain)

 Fundación Reina Sofía de estadística en violencia de género (Valencia, Spain)

 Asociación AVAD para la formación en defensa personal (Valencia, Spain)

 Asociación Profesional de Criminólogos de la C.V. (Valencia, Spain)

 Universidad de Valencia – Instituto de Ciencias Penales (Valencia, Spain)

 Ministerio del Interior – Sede Regional (Smoylan, Bulgaria)

 Periódico Rodopski vesti (Smoylan, Bulgaria)

 Servicios Sociales municipales (Brasov, Rumanía)

 ONG Libra (Ravena, Italy)

 

More Information:
 
Project’s partners                       Project summary
 
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ICEBERG PROJECT

LAUNCHING OF "ICEBERG" PROJECT.
 
ICEBERG is a project selected within the framework of EU Daphne III Programme to prevent and combat violence against children, young people and women.

The Kick-off meeting took place on the 24th and the 25th of January 2011 in the Valencian Institute of Public Safety and Emergency.
 
 
The Regional Government of the Valencian Community leads the project, which focuses on the police prevention against gender violence and seeks to anticipate the traditional start of proceedings which then take place in courts.
 
 
So, they will be developed training tools for police in early prevention of gender violence to avoid the prosecution of cases and to create local coalitions to detect possible cases that remain under the dark figure of abuse.
 
 
 
With the advice of the Valencia Local Police, it will be also developed a software application that will be able to generate predictive alerts and that will improve the police management of the problem.
 
This is the consortium ICEBERG:
 
 Conselleria de Governació – Valencia Regional Government (Valencia, Spain)
 Ayuntamiento de Mulhouse (Mulhouse, Francia)
 Asociación Nacional de Empleados Municipales (Sofia, Bulgaria)
 Policía Local de Valencia (Valencia, España)
 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana - Región europea (Valencia, Spain)
 Universidad de Coventry (Coventry, U.K.)
 
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SEMINAR ON POLICE INTELIGENCE.
IMPROVING COMMUNITY POLICING PROJECT

A substantial representation of the Local Police of Valencia has participated in the third meeting of the European Project Improving Community Policing, which was celebrated in Italy between the 22nd and 25th November 2010.

The Polizia di Stato has also received the Police of West Mercia (United Kingdom) and Brabant (Netherlands).

During the conferences, held in Rome and Naples, aspects related to police intelligence, information processing and communication with the community were dealt with.
 
 

The representatives of the Local Police Valencia have been able to verify at first hand the actions which are being carried out in Italy and have confirmed that their future plans regarding information processing and police intelligence coincide with those taken by other leading European Police Units.

  

Highlights among the visits which were organized, are those to the Centre of the Polizia di Stato, the control centre of Naples and the Olympic Stadium in Rome where the functioning of technical installations, applications and technology serving police operations and security devices could be viewed.
 
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2ND COORDINATION MEETING OF THE FALPREV PROJECT

The project FALPREV is frameworked in the EU programme Lifelong Learning - Grundtvig and is aimed at improving the skills of police, social workers and prison civil servants in order to reduce the rates of youth offence repetition.

  

The consortium is composed of:

 European Forum for Urban Safety (Paris, France)

 Local Police Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

 City Council Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany)

 CAST Association Turin (Turin, Italy)

 City Council Le Havre (Le Havre, France)

 Local Police Brasov (Brasov, Rumania)

 City Council Belfast (Belfast, United Kingdom)

 
The meeting took place in Belfast from 17th to 19th November 2010, mainly to coordinate the training activities.
 
 
 
The implemented training activities, as well as the planning of the next session, have been monitored. Furthermore, a definition of the format and context for online training, which will be carried out at the end of the project, has been started on.
 
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MEETING OF THE POL-PRIMETT PROJECT LAUNCH

Chosen by the EU Programme on Prevention and Fight against Crime, the aim of the POL-PRIMETT is to face the problem of robbery and trafficking of metals by means of the identification and exchange of good practices, research into intervening factors and identification of possible solutions.

This is the consortium of the project:

 Yorkshire Police & People United Against Crime (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

 Agenfor Lombardia (Rome, Italy)

 British Transport Police (London, United Kingdom)

 Foundation Comunidad Valenciana European Region (Valencia, Spain)

 Georama (Patras, Greece)

 Local Police Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

 Euro Perspectives Foundation (Sofia, Bulgaria)

 West Yorkshire Police (Wakefield, United Kingdom)
 South Yorkshire Police (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
 North Yorkshire Police (Northallerton, United Kingdom)
 Humberside Police (Hull, United Kingdom)
 RAILPOL (Drieberg, Netherlands)
 Bureau of International Recycling (Brussels, Belgium)
 
The members of the consortium met in Sheffield from 10th to 12th November 2010 to begin the activities and explain the current situation of each country.

 

In order to establish a public-private network of those people implicated, PLV has already involved the National Police Body, the Guardia Civil and the Spanish Recycling Federation for the monitoring and participation in the scheduled activities. The next step is to include those companies which most suffer the consequences of metal robbery in Spain.

The Green Patrol of PLV will give advice on the field works in order to evaluate the results of the project.

Shortly, a national research will be initiated, aimed at detecting technical and operational solutions for the transnational problem of metal robbery.
 
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PATCH
PROJECT MEETING IN CYPRUS

The 2nd PATCH Project coordination meeting took place in Limassol (Cyprus) on 26th and 27th October 2010.

The Local Police of Valencia coordinates the efforts of the Heritage Service  and the Fire Department of the Valencia City Council and has transferred all the work done to the Consortium.
 
  
 

Presented during the meeting, among others, was the field work carried out by each partner, focusing on good and bad practices regarding the rescue and care of the cultural heritage.

Likewise, the GEO-MAP has been presented, an information tool about the earthquakes that, historically, have affected our cultural heritage.

  

The next step is to work in the training activities which will be developed for the Local Police, Fire Brigade, Civil Protection and staff working in the historical heritage.

The meeting was attended by the whole Consortium of the Project:
 
Study Centre Villa Montesca (Città di Castello, Italy)
Papal Basilica and Sacred Heart of Saint Francis of Assisi (Assisi, Italy)
Province of Perugia (Perugia, Italy)
University – Museum of Natural History (Heraklion, Greece)
Municipality of Heraklion (Greece)
Municipality of Agios Athanasios (Cyprus)
Valencia Local Police (Valencia, Spain)
Consortium of La Ribera (Alcira, Spain)
 
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3RD MEETING OF THE SAFELAND PROJECT IN ROVIGO

The 3rd coordination meeting of the Safeland Project took place in Rovigo (Italy) on 5th October 2010, and was attended by all the members of the consortium:

 City Council of Sykies (Sykies, Greece)
Valencia Local Police (Valencia, Spain)
 CPFI Foundation and Interior Ministry (Pazardjik, Bulgaria)
 Province of Rovigo (Rovigo, Italy)
 Local Police and School Inspectorate of Brasov (Brasov, Rumania)
 City Council of Niepolomice (Niepolomice, Poland)
 Crime Concern (Swindon, United Kingdom)
 
At the meeting, the results obtained from different surveys on victimization, carried out by every partner, were presented and pooled. The same was done with the SWOT analyses study associated with every survey.
 
This way, every partner could verify the levels of security perceived by citizens in every neighbourhood which was examined.
 
 
 
In the case of the Local Police of Valencia, the results obtained from the 7th UDI in Nazaret were shown. The survey used was the International Crime Victims Survey. Both the objective data and the SWOT analysis produced encouraging results with regard to the improvement of subjective security in the boroughs.

 

Thus, with victimization rates lower than in most big European cities and with a high level of trust in the Local Police, Nazaret is in a position to face future security challenges. On the other hand, there is room for improvement in the support the crime victims receive from all institutions.

 

The province of Rovigo has been active in organizing the event, offering great institutional support and featuring extensive coverage by the media.
 

  

 
The next goal of Safeland will be the organization of seminars for police mediators and the citizens. In this respect, the next date for the follow-up of the activities will take place in Niepolomice (Poland) at the beginning of spring 2011.
 

With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union
European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs.
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SAFELAND PROJECT MEETING IN VALENCIA
 
The SAFELAND Project Consortium met in Valencia on the 27th April 2010.
 
   Sykies Town Council (Sykies, Greece
   Valencia Local Police (Valencia, Spain
   CPFI Foundation (Pazardjik, Bulgaria)
   Province of Rovigo (Rovigo, Italy)
   Brasov School Inspection Service (Brasov, Rumania)
   Niepolomice Town Council (Niepolomice, Poland)
   Crime Concern (Swindon, United Kingdom)

 

The meeting was also attended by representatives of Prison Services, the University of Valencia, The Association of Criminologists of the Valencia Region and the Rumanian Consul in Castellón.

   

The principal purpose of the meeting was to analyze the characteristics of different European neighbourhoods in which actions are subsequently to be taken in order to increase their safety indicators. In the case of Valencia, the neighbourhood of Nazaret was selected and its particular features and crime statistics were presented to the group.
 
    
 
A presentation was also given on some of the actions that are already being implemented within the context of this project. In the afternoon session, the delegates were able to analyze the Nazaret neighbourhood and some of the actions being developed, in situ.
 
The media showed considerable interest in the activities that are being carried out and this was reflected by the coverage given by mainstream press, radio and TV stations, both regional and national.

   

The next step will be to conduct a SWOT analysis of the area and to find out the subjective level of safety as seen by residents, in order to then design the action plans and activities to implement in the area and its schools.
 
The next follow-up meeting will be held in Rovigo and is planned for September 2010.
 
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Launch of Project PATCH

Prevention, Analysis and Tools for Cultural Heritage

 
The purpose of Project PATCH is to protect our cultural heritage in seismic events and emergency situations. The project has been chosen by the “Civil Protection Financial Instrument” programme and will be co-funded by the European Commission.
 
The goal of PATCH is to develop an integrated system to prevent damage to cultural heritage caused by earthquakes. With this end in mind, Valencia Local Police will be producing various reports on previous  actions taken during seismic events and will create guidelines and develop online training activities to increase the effectiveness of local police forces, fire services and civil protection agencies in the rescue and protection of cultural heritage.

The launch event took place in Assisi (Italy) on the 4th and 5th of March 2010.
 
 
The project partnership is made up of the following members:

Villa Montesca Study Centre (Città di Castello, Italy)
Papal Basilica and Sacred Heart of Saint Francis of Assisi (Assisi, Italy)
Province of Perugia (Perugia, Italy)
University – Natural History Museum (Heraklion, Greece)
Heraklion Town Council (Greece)
Agios Athanasios Town Council (Cyprus)
Valencia Local Police (Valencia, Spain)
La Ribera Consortium (Alcira, Spain)
 
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LAUNCHING OF THE PROJECT FALPREV

Training for Local Police in Preventing Recidivism

FALPREV Project has been selected and funded by the European Commission under the Grundtvig Subprogram, the Lifelong Learning Program 2007-2013.

 

The objective of FALPREV is to develop training contents for local police. Thanks to this training, the police will learn strategies that prevent recidivism of young offenders when they are returning to the Society.

 

The development of training contents will be built on the results and conclusions obtained in the ISPR project on innovative strategies to prevent recidivism.

 

The Launching Meeting of the Project FALPREV took place in Paris on the 28th and 29th of January 2010, with the assistance of the Consortium in full:

 European Forum for Urban Safety (Paris, France)

 Local Police of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

 City Council of Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany)

 CAST Association of Turin (Turin, Italy)

 City Council of Le Havre (Le Havre, France)

 Local Police and Correctional Center of Brasov (Brasov, Romania)

 City Council of Belfast (Belfast, U. Kingdom)

 

During the 2 year project there will be implemented 4-session training, ending with the integration of these materials in an e-learning course for Webpol platform.

 

The next Consortium meeting will take place in November 2010, in Belfast.
 
 
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LOCAL POLICE FROM VALENCIA WORKS WITH WEST MERCIA POLICE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
 

Within the framework of European LLP - Leonardo da Vinci Associations, aimed at developing and sharing strategies of proximity and improving relations between police and the Community, a round of study visits in the project "Improving Community Policing" has started.

The first seminar, which took place the 17th and 18th November 2009 in the Region of West Mercia (U.K.), focused on examining communication strategies and commitment to the Community.

To this end, the 3 members of the Local Police of Valencia who attended were able to analyze the strategies presented by the hosts and exchange experiences with their counterparts:


 
West Mercia Police (Worcester, U.K.
 
Brabant Police (Eindhoven, Netherlands) 
 
State Police (Rome, Italy)


The components of this body have been able to study on site the organization and the way British Police works, analyzing peculiarities and similarities with other strategies as well as their feasibility in other contexts.


In addition, joint patrols were organized in order to verify the relationship between police and groups such as youth, minorities or volunteering.

 

The Centre for Coordination and Management of calls was also visited and it showed the management of the citizens´ demands in relation to the priorities of the Community.

Finally, attendees could see how work was very active attending Community priorities: through open meetings with neighbours and also managing the commitments made through the web, via its services letter or their daily management. In addition, we saw how volunteer involvement plays a key role in the strategy of community policing. "
 
 
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LOCAL POLICE OF VALENCIA CONCLUDES THE ASSESSMENT VISITS
 
The ISPR project "Innovative Strategies for the Prevention of Recidivism (re-offenders)" is coming to an end. During September and October, results and conclusions were presented by partners who hosted the pilot projects: Brasov, Le Havre and Opava.

The findings of the assessment visits have resulted in strategic plans and actions in each of the cities that, after implementation, have given results in improving management related to the reduction of re-offenders´ rates.

Also, guidelines and recommendations for governments, police and social services at local level have been developed.

This is the consortium that worked on the ISPR project:

  European Forum for Urban Safety (Paris, France)
  Local Police of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
  City Council of Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany)
  CAST Association of Turin (Turin, Italy)
  City Council of Le Havre (Le Havre, France)
  Brasov Local Police (Brasov, Romania)
  City Council of Opava (Opava, Czech Republic)
 
http://www.stop-reoffending.org/
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LAUNCH OF THE PROJECT SAFELAND

Last 24th September, 2009 the meeting for the launch of the project SAFELAND took place in Thessalonica (Greece).

The meeting brought together the 7 members of the consortium:


 Sykies City Council (Thessalonica, Greece)
 Local Police of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
 Crime Prevention Foundation - IGA (Pazardjik, Bulgaria)
 Province of Rovigo (Rovigo, Italy)
 Secondary Education Inspectorate of Brasov (Brasov, Romania)
 Niepolomice City Council (Niepolomice, Poland) 
 NGOs Catch22 - Crime Concern (Swindon, U.K.)

Under the framework of the Prevention Program and Fight against Crime funded by the EU, the consortium will explore, along the 30 months project, conflict areas and conflict neighbourhoods of their cities (Hot spots), detecting predominant criminal typology and analyzing associated problems.


The aim is to create safe areas (safelands) that provide activities, seminars, training in self defence, etc to citizens, at the same time that mediators such as our Neighbourhood Police is instructed.

On the other hand, safe schools (safeschools) will be created through training actions on bullying and the development of guidelines for rapid intervention of mediators. In this regard, our neighbourhood police will work in any of the municipal schools located in a conflict zone.
 
 
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LOCAL POLICE OF VALENCIA TO PARTICIPATE IN POL-PRIMETTES, AN EUROPEAN PROJECT AGAINST METALS THEFTLOCAL POLICE OF VALENCIA TO PARTICIPATE IN POL-PRIMETTES, AN EUROPEAN PROJECT AGAINST METALS THEFT
The POL-PRIMETT project has been selected by the European Commission under the Program for Prevention and Fight Against Crime.

The POL-PRIMETT goal is to bring together a number of organizations to address the trans-national problem of metal theft, which is a priority for the Europol Group on Crimes against Property and is causing huge economic losses and dysfunctions across a broad spectrum of sectors, as can be the construction sector, the energy, the recovery, metallurgy, etc. Furthermore, it has negative impact on basic citizen supplies, as in many cases, small thefts of copper, aluminium, steel, etc. result in significant damage to telephone wiring, hydraulic systems, power generators or power lines.

In order to prevent theft and smuggling of metals several mechanisms will be enabled through identification and sharing of best practices, research on the factors involved and identifying possible solutions.

During the 3 years project (January 2010 to December 2012) a heterogeneous consortium with experience in combating metal theft will be responsible to undertake the various tasks that comprises the work plan approved by the Commission. The plan was developed from lessons learned during the working meetings held in Brussels (November 2008 and February 2009).

Out of the various meetings planned throughout the project, Valencia will host the May /June 2011.
 

Then, the consortium of POL-PRIMETT will take its turn:

 UK: Yorkshire Police & People United against Crime (Sheffield)
 Italy: Agenfor Lombardy (Rome)
 UK: British Transport Police (London)
 Spain: Comunidad Valenciana European Region Foundation (Valencia)
 Greece: Georama (Patras)
 Spain: Local Police of Valencia (Valencia)
 Bulgaria: Euro Perspectives Foundation (Sofia)
 UK: West Yorkshire Police (Wakefield)
 Netherlands: RAILPOL (Driebergen)
 Belgium: Bureau of International Recycling (Brussels)
 
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VALENCIA LOCAL POLICE is searching for interested partners in join in European proposals which is leading:
SIRE Proposal:Intelligent System for Emergency Response.

Programme to be submitted: CIP or MED.

Deadline for interest: 20th of March.

 

HERA Proposal:Predictive Police Management of Gender Violence.

Programme to be submitted: Daphne III.
Deadline for interest: 10th of March.
 

WEBCOME Proposal:Multicultural Innovative Training for police officers.

Programme to be submitted: Leonardo da Vinci 2010.

Deadline for interest: 31st of March.

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For further information about them, please don’t hesitate to contact with:

José L. Diego.
Policía Local de Valencia.
División de RR.HH. y Sistemas.
Proyectos Europeos.
Avenida del Cid, 37. E-46018. Valencia.
Teléfono: +34 96 208 54 69 (Extensión 5469).
Fax: +34 96 398 18 42.
E-mail externo: proyectosplv@valencia.es
Web: https://campusvalencia.webpol.info/
https://campuswebpol.webpol.info/


THE PLV PARTICIPATES IN STUDY VISITS AGAINST DELINQUENT RE-OFFENDING FOR THE PROJECT ISPR
 
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THE VALENCIAN LOCAL POLICE FINISHED THE ROUND OF STUDY VISITS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR THE PREVENTION OF RE-OFFENDING BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE.
 
             The Valencian Local Police finished the study visits in the pilot cities for the project. Their objective was to analyze the management of resources, the criminal environment, and the implementation of the plan “Innovative Strategies for the Prevention of Re-Offending” in each city. These strategies were recently been developed during the investigatory phase.
 
             During the 11th and 12th of December the partnership organized meetings in Opava (Czech Republic) with penitentiary organizations, mediation services, and the police of the region. The discussion was over how to unite the various strategies with the available resources and strategic planning in each organization.
 
             The 29th and 30th of January they met in Le Havre (France) for the second study visit, which the District Attorney and Police Commissioner attended, as well as representatives of the Social Services and Penitentiaries of the region, and lastly different NGOs that work to help re-integrate juveniles into society. Of special interest was the success of the strategy for the prevention of re-offending, implemented in the city by means of video surveillance in urban center.
 
             Finally, on the 19th and 20th of February, the consortium met to study the politics of juvenile re-integration in Brasov (Romania) from different institutions such as the Local Police, the Anti-drug Unit of the National Police, as well as different Social Services and NGOs. They also analyzed how the work with inmates was progressing during a visit to the prison.
 
             In this last encounter, the PLV presented the WEBPOL platform as a basic tool of the project SITRAC, which is designed to continue the current ISPR, developing different training methods for police dealing with re-integration and re-offending.
At the same time, the PLV has been opening lines of collaboration with institutions interested in their initiatives, such as the French National Police, the Brasov Local Police, the Turin Police, etc. This will allow the PLV to acquire partners for the various projects it is leading, with the objective of satisfying various European consortiums and obtaining funding for planned projects.
 
             Following this ideology, the PLV continued its visit in Brasov with another to Sofia (Bulgaria), to speak during the meeting for Public Administration and European Projects on the 21st of February. During the meeting, the PLV spoke of their experience with the management of European Projects and gave their support to projects related to public entities. As such, they met with the Director of the Sofian Police, developing the base for future collaboration in European Projects.
 
 
 
Valencia, February 23rd, 2009.
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Webpol Project wins the award on Research and Development of the Third Safety and Emergencies National Awards
Webpol Project wins the award on Research and Development of the Third Safety and Emergencies National Awards

 
    The Webpol e-learning project for European Local Police Forces has won the award on Research and Development category, on the “III Safety and Emergencies National Awards”, whose objective is to recognize openly the institutions, companies and safety and emergencies services whose actuation have been deserved of that award.
 
    The award presentation will be done the next 22nd of May of 2008 on a solemn act in the Auditorium of Zaragoza´s Trade Fair on the “Integra + Seguridad Meeting”.
 

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Valencia Local Police presents WebPol Project in the Products Fair of OAPEEValencia Local Police presents WebPol Project in the Products Fair of OAPEE
 
    Valencia Local Police will show the Webpol e-learning Project for European Local Police Forces in the Products Fair organized by the Autonomous Organism of European Educative Programmes (OAPEE), in the Melia Castilla Hotel of Madrid the next 26nd and 27nd of May of 2008.
   
    In the Valencia Local Police stand will be shown the Virtual Campus as well as the Conference Server, making demonstrations of the courses given and the possibilities of conferences re-broadcasting.
 
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INTEGRA+SEGURIDAD. Global encounter of Security and Emergencies.

      21, 22, and 23 of May of the 2008INTEGRA+SEGURIDAD. Global encounter of Security and Emergencies.

21, 22, and 23 of May of the 2008

 
    The Fifth Safety and Emergencies International Fair is included on the global Meeting “Integra + Seguridad 2008”, an event which merges in one only venue different congresses like CONJEPOL (V International Congress for Local Responsible and Local Police Chiefs and II Open Forum of Big Cities), DIRSEG ( IV International Congress for Security Directors), EMERGENCIAS (III International Congress of Emergencies), and EXPODEFENSA (I International Congress and exhibition of Defence and Applied Technologies), the III Safety and Emergencies National Awards, the I Annual Meeting of the Safety Club Foundation and the Fair.

    The aim we have always pursued is to bring our members of the congress near the companies exhibiting which will join the Fifth edition of the Fifth Safety and Emergencies International Fair. Because that, we define carefully and unequivocally that skin in order to achieve an immediate and fluid contact.

    The Fair is the nerve centre of “Integra + Seguridad” because all the parallel events which will be held are around it. The most important companies in the field of security and emergencies will be on the Fair and will show the most new products, the most leading systems; in short, the best offer addressed to a specific public, technical and professional, with decision power and creating tendencies capability.

 
TECHNICAL CARD:

Date
21, 22 and 23rd of May of 2008
Venue

Zaragoza´s Trade Fair

6th and 7th Pavilion
Exhibition area
20.000 m2
Field
International
 
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II EUROPEAN GAMES OF POLICE AND FIREMEN Pontevedra (Spain)
June - 2008II EUROPEAN GAMES OF POLICE AND FIREMEN Pontevedra (Spain)
June - 2008

    European games of Police and Firemen they are born to promote and to award the physical training and psychic of the men and women who work in the bodies of police and firemen. When being in optimal a physical training conditions and mental, its service to the community is much more effective. But this match also serves to fortify the relations between the policemen and the firemen as well as to promote the approach of these bodies to the citizenship, that is to say, to show to the capacity and physical training of nonprofessional participants who are to our service and which not always sufficiently they are valued.

    The sport is not it everything in these II European Games (EUROPOLYB). The event wants to fortify the relations between the society and the police and firemen, for it, which settles in Sport Villa who in this case is the City of Pontevedra, opens the doors to you so that with your companions you prune to participate in an ample supply of parallel cultural events.

    We animated you all to participate in this great sport, social and cultural event, for which this Organization is making an effort to the maximum.
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About the Project

The WebPOL project consists in the creation of Virtual Environment of vocational training for European local police combining the actual training, an Internet training centre and an innovative training management system.

This training management system, intended for European local police human resources managers and for police inspectors, will statistically allow to manage the training plans of the involved police bodies, besides assigning the professional tasks based on the training profile.

The WEBPOL project tries to fit this European strategy of vocational training by developing new methodologies and incorporating the ICT to the European municipalities polices preparation.


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