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World Police Sport, Security confab concludes in Kuwait Officials recommend establishment of int’l police sport apparatus

KUWAIT CITY, March 25, (KUNA): The First World Police Sport and Security Conference ended its functions here on Tuesday, recommending the establishment of an international police sport apparatus that would address the perennial problem of hooliganism at sports events. Among a number of recommendations which the conference proposed today is paying attention to the psychological well-being of police personnel who are assigned to the duty of keeping order at sporting events, said chairman of the Conference’s science committee Col Khaled Al-Najjar, in remarks to KUNA.

Another recommendation underscored the imperative to have the law enforcement disseminate public information on the negative aspects of attending a sporting event that might degenerate into chaos and disorder, said Col Al-Najjar. He added that it was also necessary to boost the efficiency of police academies and institutions in the preparation of law enforcement personnel who should follow an apt regimen of eating healthy food and doing plenty of physical exercise.

In addition, he said the conference recommended that when constructing sports arenas and stadiums, much care would have to be given to ease the work of police officers who must be there to keep peace and order among the fans. He further said that the attendees recommended that a scientific e-magazine be published regularly by the International Police Sport Union as a conduit to information exchanges among specialists in sport security and to tap into social networks as a means to keep abreast of any untoward event that might break out at sporting arenas.

Moreover, Co Al-Najjar said the conference strongly recommended resorting to retired law enforcement personnel to stem from their expertise successful ways to deal with public disorder at sporting events.
Today’s conference, which lasted two days, was organized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior with the participation of delegations from 50 countries.

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