The Business Standard Bangladesh reported that a total of 148 community police were given trainings on Countering Violent Extremism in six phases from early September in Chattogram.


Said training was organized by the group Songshoptaque PEACE Project and was funded by The Asia Foundation.


The Bangladesh police aim to promote partnership with the community to help them address the main causes of crime, fear, and other issues which threaten the security of said country.


The Community Policing Forum (CPF) members were trained at Chittagong City Corporation and five upazilas of the district including Chandanaish, Anowara, Boalkhali, Karnaphuli and Banshkhali.


The trainings were presided by Liton Chowdhury, Chief Executive of Songshoptaque while key officials namely Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (South) Bijoy Basak, Boalkhali UNO Nazmun Nahar and Banshkhali UNO  Syduzzaman Chowdhury joined said training.


Since December 2019, the Songshoptaque – Policing Engagement Approach in Countering Extremism- PEACE Bangladesh Project is being implemented in Chittagong City Corporation and Bashkhali, Anwara, Satkania, Chandnaish, Boalkhali, Karnafuli Upazila and concerned police stations under Chittagong City Corporation and Chittagong District with the financial and technical support of The Asia Foundation by Songshoptaque.


Source: The Business Standard Bangladesh