Provision of Policing Support to Jordan:Written statement - HCWS880

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Made on: 19 July 2018
Made by: Mr Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Provision of Policing Support to Jordan

The United Kingdom is strongly committed to supporting Jordan’s security and stability. Through a Conflict Stability and Security Fund project worth £9 million over two years, the UK is helping the Jordanian Public Security Directorate (PSD) and Gendarmerie to develop its community policing, critical incident response and investigative counter-terrorist policing capabilities. The support delivers against the objectives of Her Majesty’s Government, in particular our security objective, on building Jordanian capability to enhance both its own security and its ability to tackle internal and regional threats in a manner compliant with human rights.

In order to reach this objective, the British Embassy in Amman is granting equipment totalling £742,853.24 for support to the PSD and Gendarmerie. This includes infrastructure, vehicles, and IT equipment (hardware and software).

The provision of this assistance is fully in line with this Government’s security and stability objectives in the Middle East. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials carry out regular reviews of our programmes in Jordan to ensure that objectives are being met, and that value for money is being achieved.

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS852

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