US donates equipment to SSNPS

13 Aug 2013

US donates equipment to SSNPS

13 August 2013 - Assisting South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) with its operations, the United States Embassy donated equipment to the force in Juba today.

US Ambassador Susan Page handed over the items, including flashlights, forearm protectors, shin guards and chest protectors, to Minister of Interior and Wildlife Conservation Lt. Gen. Aleu Ayieng Aleu at SSNPS headquarters.

The equipment will also be used by the SSNPS Diplomatic Protection Unit (DPU), established in April 2012, which is responsible for the safety of the international community, including embassies, UN agencies and international non-governmental organizations.

UN Police supported the diplomatic protection training of the first batch of 100 DPU officers, who graduated in October 2012. UN Police also mentored the unit's officers in the field during deployment.