Thirteen law enforcement facilities in Ninewa officially reopen after destruction by ISIL

Ninewa, 30 June 2022 – Thirteen law enforcement facilities across Ninewa that were damaged during the ISIL conflict have been officially opened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Ninewa Governorate.

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

In addition, through the Netherlands’ support, UNDP will complete the rehabilitation of three court houses, two national security buildings, fourteen police stations and eleven police directorate offices by the end of this year, taking the total number of law enforcement facilities supported by the Netherlands in Ninewa, Kirkuk and Salah Al Din to forty-four. This also complements UNDP’s ongoing security sector reform initiatives, including training for law enforcement and police officers across Iraq that focuses on improving the effectiveness of local police, basic leadership, and criminal investigation. Since 2018, around 1,160 officers (94 women officers) have been trained across fifteen governorates, of which 112 are from Ninewa.

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