EuroCOP urges Europe’s policymakers to recognize the role of European police officers and to take action to ensure that they have the resources, skills and capacity to keep European citizens safe and secure for the long term future.
As the guardians of safe societies, police officers across Europe put themselves at risk on a daily basis in the course of their duties protecting citizens from threats and preventing crime. The recent massacre in France where 17 victims lost their lives, including three police officers, and the recent Danish attack are a tragic reminder of the changing nature of the security threats facing European countries. Other incidents of home-grown terrorism in for instance Belgium also show that police officers are increasingly becoming a target of attacks.
These issues ask for professional resources and skills and sufficient capacity. Use this link for the full EuroCop statement.