GdP Vice: Promote “Democratic Resilience” in the police force

Police operation, about dts
Police operation, about dts
The deputy federal chairman of the police union (GdP), Jörg Radek, calls for the promotion of "democratic resilience" in the German police force.

"We have to set up training programs where we promote democratic resilience, where we encourage those who do a good job here in the police, so that they are not susceptible to right-wing extremist populist fascist slogans," said Radek on Thursday on Deutschlandfunk. The first approach must be to internally strengthen the police officers and the “constitutional patriots”.

The latest right-wing extremism incident in the NRW police must be taken very seriously. “We shouldn't pretend that is youthful recklessness,” said Radek. "We are beyond a stage where we have to state clearly, we do not tolerate such things in the police, not even out of negligence." The police should not be afraid to report their conspicuous colleagues and there must be ways to do so Address behavior. Here, above all, there is a responsibility for the superiors. Another approach is to introduce a binding migrant quota in the police, so the GdP vice. “It will certainly not be enough as the sole means of making the police more resilient to racism and extremism,” he added.