Training in Perugia
On February 25th, 26th and 27th 2019, at the “Falcone – Borsellino” hall of the Province of Perugia, a course was held, lasting a total of 24 hours, addressed to all police officers, lawyers, prefectural staff, and other interested parties.
This was the first pilot course for the training of “specialized personnel for the search for missing persons and assistance to families”. The course was promoted by the SIULP union, partner of the LOST project, Erasmus + programme, KA2.
The training was recognized and accredited by the Order of Lawyers with the attribution of training credits and by the Perugia Police Headquarters as professional training for its staff who participated in the training days. Massimo Pici, provincial general secretary of Siulp explained that the aim of these days is to train a professional figure active in the search for missing persons.
More than 60 people belonging to the police forces, municipal civil protection personnel, lawyers, private investigators and psychologists participated.
At the beginning of the three-day course, the president of the Province of Perugia, Luciano Bacchetta, stressed the importance of the initiative because “it is a course that for the first time deals with an important topic linked to the training of professional figures to search for people who they have lost their traces and family support. It is a need of topicality and it reminds the full closeness of the institutions to this kind of initiatives “.
Among the speakers who brought their contribution, the lawyer Nicodemo Gentile, the Major of the Carabinieri Luigi Perri, expert investigator, Vincenzo Ferzuoco deputy prefect and head of Civil Protection of the prefecture of Perugia and the vice president of Penelope Umbria (the association that deals with missing persons) Claudia Minelli.