British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling, Minister of Interior Raya El Hassan, Director General of Internal Security Forces (ISF) Major General Imad Osman, and senior officers of the ISF, inaugurated today the Beirut Police Command and Control Centre.
The Control and Command Centre (CCC) is equipped with state of the art equipment, information and communication technology systems, along with a newly established analysis and planning room. The new CCC will improve the operational performance of the Beirut Police, strengthen its capacity to fight crime and maintain security, and build its partnership with the community.
The rehabilitation work began in May 2018 and finished in March 2019, as part of the implementation of the British Policing Support Project, which reflects the United Kingdom’s long-standing commitment to support the ISF and its strategic plans.
British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling, said:
I am delighted to see the cooperation between the UK and the Internal Security Forces achieve yet another milestone set with the Control and Command Centre. The ISF have made tremendous strides as they become a modern professional police service. Through these and other essential reforms, they are becoming a human rights-sensitive police service able to tackle terrorism and enhance the security and safety of all citizens. The UK is proud to support the implementation of the ISF reform plan that sets the vision for a professional police serving those who live in Lebanon and enhancing safety and security to all. I look forward, in the not too distant future, to seeing the ISF as a regional role model for excellence in policing.