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Public Security: Israel will train Police of Uruguay.

The "City without Violence" is an innovative work model designed to confront all types of violence on a city-wide/system-wide level. The program was developed by Dr. Orly Innes Kenig, the head of the national professional staff, and was first implemented in the city of Eilat, where it is has been running successfully since 2004. Due to the program's success in Eilat in addition to the increasing phenomenon of violence in the Israeli society, the Ministerial Committee for the Battle against Violence, Chaired by the Minister of Public Security, Avi Dicter, decided in September 2006 to implement the program in other cities other than Eilat, in full cooperation with the IFCJ. To date, the "City without Violence" program is implemented in 12 different cities and is in process to be implemented in 80 cities across Israel.

In a very short term, “uruguayan police officers will travel to Israel for training activities with their peers in that country”, as announced by uruguayan national police chief, Julio Guarteche.

In recent days, the Interior Minister of Uruguay Eduardo Bonomi, and Guarteche made an official visit to Israel, under which they signed a cooperation agreement between the uruguayan government and the Ministry of Public Security of Israel. The intention is that the Israeli authorities share their experiences in the fight against crime in this country.

“For us it is very important that agreement. We have taken into account the experience that Israel has in public security and their capabilities,” said Guarteche in an interview published in the latest edition of the “Semanario Hebreo”, a weekly publication of the Hebrew community in Uruguay.

The police chief said that in the coming days  they will send a document to the Israeli authorities to raise the “needs” of Uruguay in israeli counseling. In this context, he stressed that the intention is that “in a very short term” Uruguayan officers can travel to Israel to learn from their experiences/programs, and did not rule out that to happen before the end of the month.

Guarteche said one of the issues that most “interested” the Uruguayan government were the policies that are carried out in Israel such as the “treatment of juvenile and prison overcrowding. We must ensure humane treatment” said .

The uruguayan Minister Bonomi, meanwhile, showed interest in a program that is being developed in Israel called “City without Violence” which was launched in 82 locations. On this subject, there is a minor discrepancy in the information reported by the uruguayan authorities and the one published by the israeli.  The Americas Post visited the website of the israeli where the Ministry of Public Security of Israel inform that the program has been implemented only in 12 cities, and that they will implement it in 80 cities.

The Minister compared this initiative which the one that is taking place in Uruguay in search of having a better relationship between police and society, and argues that “security is not just police work, but also mayors, neighbours, businesses and social organizations. ” Bonomi said the two experiences are similar, but in this aspect of public security Israel “is much more developed than Uruguay.”