On 14 November 2005, the Council established an EU Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) under the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). On 3 July 2013, the Council of the EU decided to extend the mission's mandate until 30 June 2014.
Rodolphe Mauget took office as Acting Head of Mission on 1st July 2014. He took office as the Head of the EUPOL COPPS mission on 1 July 2012. He succeeds Kenneth Deane [36 KB] , Henrik Malmquist , Paul Robert Kernaghan and Colin Smith.