The Open Days aim to advance communication, understanding, and respect between citizens and security forces.
Rabat – The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) have commenced the 3rd annual Open Days (JPO) communication strategy.
The 5-day event kicked off in Tangier in the presence of the local Wali, the local governor, the local police chief, elected officials, military officials, and justice officials.
The DGSN’s missions are on display at the Malabata space in Tangier with 16 thematic strands. In addition, eight live demonstrations will showcase the intervention techniques used by various security units.
Furthermore, a cultural space was carved out to highlight the evolution of police tools and infrastructures using art and history. Literary and artistic works produced by the police are to be exhibited in this space.
The JPO event also hosts seven interactive workshops that directly relate to citizens, along with seven presentations on topical issues. Presentation themes include, but are not limited to, forensic medicine, cybercrime, and human rights.
Under the theme “serving the citizen, honor, and responsibility,” these days intend to strengthen the DGSN’s policy of openness with the general public. The DGSN is also using the event as an opportunity to inform citizens about modern initiatives to preserve public order while ensuring the safety of people and property.
In a statement to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), Tangier’s police chief, Mohamed Ouhtit, said that the culture of the Open Days underscores King Mohammed VI’s belief that citizen security is the “cornerstone of wise and enlightened policies.”
“DGSN’s Open Days are aimed at consolidating the feeling of security among citizens, to present the different missions of the police and security units, and to enshrine community policing,” according to Mr. Ouhtit’s statement.
Mr. Ouhtit also noted the advancement in the DGSN’s communication approach since the first and second JPO events in Casablanca and Marrakech, and praised the JPO as “an annual meeting of institutional communication with the citizens.”