21. 10. 2022
Training for Special Intervention Units by The French Police Special Unit RAID
Six officers of special intervention units of the Kyrgyz Ministry of the Interior (3) and the State Committee on National Security (3) took part in a two-week training organized in Saint-Malo (France) from 10-21 October by the French National Police special unit RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence). This unit is specially trained in counter-terrorism operations (hostage taking and recovery, prison riots, arrest of high-profile criminals), and other situations when there is a serious threat to people’s life. The training, supported by the European Union funded Project LEICA (Law Enforcement in Central Asia) was very practical, the participants were trained to intervene in simulated cases of terrorism and high violent criminality in order to solve the situation with the least damage to people. This training was on international level with 20 special intervention units members from the following countries: France, Monaco, Switzerland, Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, Benin.
The project LEICA provides high quality training in prevention, detection and investigation of terrorism, and intervention in special operations, like hostage negotiation and other techniques in order to use a minimum force to solve dangerous situations.
The Project LEICA is implemented by the European Commission through a consortium made of French CIVIPOL and Slovak ISEMI, supported by Interpol.