24 Apr 2009

Vanuatu police receive training in proper use of force

2:21 pm on 24 April 2009

Members of the Vanuatu Police Force are being trained in the proper 'use of force' with the assistance from expert French trainers from New Caledonia.

The Daily Post newspaper reports that the 'Use of Force Training' was made possible through a framework of regional conventions signed since 2006 between France, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

The training was especially geared towards helping police officers handle and identify suspects during times of unrest or riots.

Vanuatu police have recently faced criticism over the handling of detainees following the death of an escaped prisoner after being allegedly beaten in police custody following his recapture.