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Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!
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Home ProjectsLLI-269 The development of safety services by strengthening communication and cooperation capacity between the local government and police authorities (SCAPE)
LLI-269 The development of safety services by strengthening communication and cooperation capacity between the local government and police authorities (SCAPE)
01.05.2018 - 30.09.2020
Project ERDF Financing: 479 346,71 Eur
Project call: 2nd call
The overall objective of the project is to improve public safety by improving skills for national security services and local government employees by using modern technology in their daily work. Project goal is to promote communication and cooperation between police and local governments in Lithuanian-Latvian border, also to increase the security and popularity of the region.
To strengthen knowledge and capacity of police officers 70 and local volunteers 30 (for each country) three joint trainings for police officers and supporters on how to use and apply modern technologies will be given by local and foreign professional instructors and lectors. Exchange of the experience among different stakeholders in a joint demonstration training and conference will be organized. Also, to strengthen technical capacity of the institutions using modern equipment, such as body camcorders 100, vehicle video recorders 32, service bikes 8, tricycles 6, electric bicycles 8, electric car and electric minivan 2, drone 1, traffic video recorders 30, etc. will be purchased.
Palanga City municipality has already acquired (2018 08) 4 electric tricycles, 8 mobile phones, 5electric bicycles, 8 radio stations.
In 2019 January Palanga City Municipality attended a partner meeting in Liepāja.
March At the end of March (2019), further to the activities foreseen in the second phase of the “Inerreg Latvia-Lithuania 2014-2020” project (SCAPE LLI-269), a programme of green and nature-friendly transport has been introduced to Klaipeda County Chief Police Commissioner means: bicycles, electric bicycles and rolling-out, which are already patrolling public spaces in Palanga police commissioner, thus guaranteeing public order and the safety of holidaymakers and residents.
Currently, the municipality of Palanga has already signed a contract for the purchase of an electric minivan.
On the 24-26th of August, 2020 the last SCAPE No LLI-269 joint training event took place in Liepaja. Within three days, training participants learned as theoretical and practical knowledge. The training was led by an expert from Taser electric shock weapons manufacturer AXON form Great Britain. At the end of the training, all 20 participants recieved certificates of successful completion of tests and will be entitled to organize training for Taser eletroshock weapon users in future.
Video registrators for comunity police officer duty cars
Video registrators for community police officers were purchased of the INTERREG V-A Latvia-Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 supported project “The development of safety services by strengthening communication and cooperation capacity between the local government and police authorities”, SCAPE LLI -269. Those registrators are helpful to gain evidences and solve out situations while police responds on call. It also helps to be protected in case of misunderstanding or quarrel especially on public events while patrolling.
Safe police bike patrolling and use of individual body cameras
On the 26th – 27th of June, 2019, in Liepaja there was taken place for two-days teaching/ training seminar on safe police bike patrolling and use of individual body cameras of the INTERREG V-A Latvia-Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 supported project “The development of safety services by strengthening communication and cooperation capacity between the local government and police authorities”, SCAPE LLI -269. 30 police staff members from Lithuania and Latvia participated in the two-days teaching/ training seminar which was provided by VAZ Global Netherlands (Community Policing Experts). First day of the event took place inside the State police of Latvia Kurzeme regional department; and the second day was run in outdoor conditions on bicycles.
Police officers got chance to train in different conditions and gain experience on bike use as police tool for catching offenders as well as a self defense instrument. Some theoretical input was detailed on preparing bike to make sure that police officer is self-confident during the shift.
On the side of use of individual body cameras police officers gained information how useful is to get evidences as well as it is very helpful to observe all situation. There were great practical suggestions to keep in mind and introduce to future responsibilities.
Administration of Palanga’s City Municipality purchased 5 the electric 6-8 seats minivan with a municipality’s public order unit adapted to work and special radio equipment is already purchased. The bus with special markings of the Palanga city municipality, is a special workstation with all the necessary computer equipment, video and audio recording equipment. A bus with a specially created work station performs the functions of the Public Order Division of the mobile municipality – enables to respond promptly to violations of public order, to actively and rationally carry out special functions of maintaining public order – to capture and control public order.
Klaipeda County Police Headquarter has purchased ecologically clean patrolling vehicles: an electric vehicle with special police radio and car lights, sound equipment that complies with the standards set by the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania for police vehicles, marked with special police signs and equipped with modern special police equipment – speedometer, computer equipment, video and audio recording equipment, carries out mobile special police vehicle functions – enables more active and rational implementation of special police functions – to capture and control the speed of driving, hooligan and dangerous driving, carry out vehicles theft and prevention control, without requiring additional human resources for the processing of information from stationary radars and speedometer; 2 bicycles equipped with special navigation equipment, 2 electric bikes, 2 bicycles, and 2 electric tricycles, lighters of 1500 lumens (6 lighters for 4 bicycles and 2 tricycles), also, 2 Segways for patrolling in public recreational spaces of the Western Lithuania.
6 bicyckles are prchased by Liepaja Municipal Police.
Latvia State Police Kurzeme Region Department has to purchased 4 bicycles and 2 electric bicycles for patrolling in Kurzeme territory.
Last updated: 30.09.2020 08:00