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Policing in the Pacific

January 07, 2013 at 12:02 PM

The New Zealand Police and the Australian Federal Police have signed an agreement to work to reduce domestic violence in the Pacific. The two agencies will be working with the Micronesian police services through the Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP).

The PPDVP is a joint initiative of the New Zealand Aid Programme, NZ Police, and the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police. The programme aims to increase the capacity of Pacific police to work effectively against reported instances of domestic violence and to achieve this through partnerships with other agencies and the community.

Work will include assisting in the setting up of specialised domestic violence units, training police staff and building partnerships with non-government organisations who support victims of domestic violence.

Read more on the NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse website