Blue Line


July 2, 2013  By Tom Rataj

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Dateline: EUPOL – Kabul, Afghanistan

Blue Line Magazine’s long-time technology editor Tom Rataj travelled to Kabul, Afghanistan in late June to research the operation of the European Union Policing (EUPOL) Mission.

The EUPOL Police Public Information Office invited police magazines from contributing counties to visit to provide readers with an overview of its mission, designed to establish civilian police services and improve cooperation between police, prosecutors and the judiciary.


Canada typically has around 40 police officers in Afghanistan at any given time, providing a wide range of services, including basic and investigative policing training and mentoring and management training for all levels.

The mission has been making progress towards its goals, but the overall environment in Afghanistan makes it a difficult and challenging task.

Watch for Tom’s complete report in the October Blue Line Magazine.

(Photo caption: Tom Rataj celebrating Canada Day at the residence of the Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan – Glenn Davidson.)

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