EU: POLICE COOPERATION: July 2013 saw the conclusion of a two year-long, EU-funded project aimed at improving police cooperation

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The project was based on provisions of the Prüm Decision, which as well as granting Member States access to each other’s DNA, fingerprint, and vehicle registration data databases also: “[A]llows the seconding of police officers to another state with regard to maintenance of public order and security and prevention of criminal offences especially during mass events. One of the most important aspects of the Prüm decision is that it allows the EU Member States to confer executive powers to police officers of other EU Member States seconded to participate in the joint operation.”

See the text: "Implementation of PRUM decisions: Preparation for the joint police operations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland": Police officers are being trained to use one of cooperation tool of the Prum Decision: Joint police operations (pdf)

And see: video shows public order training exercises being undertaken by riot police using water cannons, rubber bullets, pepper spray and net guns. See: Practical training to perform joint police operations

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