- Published: July 26, 2018
Working visit of a high-ranking delegation from the Republic of Kazakhstan on the topics prison system and police training
From 18 to 20 July 2018 a high-ranking delegation from the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) visited several institutions of the prison system of Lower Saxony to obtain information about the prison system and the training of police officers.
The members of the delegation were:
- Nurlan Yermekbayev, Secretary of the Security Council of RK;
- Alexey Kalaichidi, Head of the Law Enforcement System Department at the Executive Office of the President of RK
- Berik Bissenkulov, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of RK; and
- Azamat Bazylbekov, Chairperson of the Committee of the Criminal-Executive System at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of RK.
The topics on the first day were the prison system and the probation service system. Dr. Peter Best, supported by Public Prosecutor General Dr. Frank Lüttig, gave a detailed overview of the German prison system and the alternatives.
On the second day the delegation visited the police academy in Nienburg and gained information about the higher education of police officers. Professor Dr. Heike Matthias-Ripke reported extensively about the three-year course at the academy, the individual subjects taught and about the career prospects after completing the study course.The next stop on the working visit was an afternoon at the police headquarters in Nienburg. The participants gained information on how the German police is organised and what its tasks are.
On the last day the delegation visited the prison in Sehnde. After a comprehensive introduction into the work of the penal institution, there was a guided tour of the training rooms and workshops, amongst others.
At the request of the Kazakh partners further consultations on the prison system are to take place.
A follow-up event in Kazakhstan in autumn has been proposed.