International Police Development: Online Knowledge Assets for Police Professionals

Significant amounts and money and effort are expended each year by developed countries on police improvement projects in developing countries. These assistance projects can be costly, extremely complex, and difficult to plan and implement successfully.

This knowledge asset provides online resources for planning and implementing international police development and assistance projects. It is intended to serve as an easily accessible job aid for the police professional.

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INTERNATIONAL POLICE DEVELOPMENT: ONLINE KNOWLEDGE ASSETs FOR POLICE PROFESSIONALS

I. GENERAL INTERNATIONAL POLICE DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

This section provides general information resources on international police development and assistance project planning and implementation.

a. RESOURCE: “A Field Guide For USAID Democracy and Governance Officers: Assistance to Civilian Law Enforcement in Developing Countries”

Date: 2011. Pages: 269 pgs. Publisher: U.S. Agency for International Development. Comments: This is an outstanding knowledge asset on international police development. It provides excellent background information and detailed implementation guidelines for those working in the field. This is a “must-have” for the field practitioner. Link Below:

http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADU808.pdf

b. RESOURCE: “Guidebook on Democratic Policing”

Date: 2008. Pages: 70 pgs. Publisher: Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Comments: This OSCE guidebook provides a detailed discussion of standards and practices for democratic policing. It would be a helpful reference for international police development projects. Link Below:

http://www.osce.org/spmu/23804

c. RESOURCE: “International Police: Improving Professionalism and Performance”

Date: 2009. Pages: 11 pgs. Publisher: Henry L. Stimson Center. Comments: This is an informative brief on international policing efforts in unstable areas and how these efforts could be improved. Link Below:

http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/Police_Issue_Brief.pdf

d. RESOURCE: “Democratizing the Police Abroad: What to Do and How to Do It”

Date: 2001. Pages: 126 pgs. Publisher: U.S. Department of Justice. Comments: This guide was prepared by David H. Bayley, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts on democratic policing in the international development area. It contains a detailed examination of international police development and the lessons that can be learned from prior efforts. It is a “must-read” for the police development professional. Link Below:

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/188742.pdf

e. RESOURCE: “The Safer Cities Programme: Making Cities Safer From Crime”

Date: 2005. Pages: 34 pgs. Publisher: United Nations. Comments: This booklet describes the U.N.’s Safer Cities Program that was developed to comprehensively address the high urban crime rates in Africa and Latin America. It provides good background information for the police development professional. Link Below:

http://ww2.unhabitat.org/programmes/safercities/documents/SCpublication_blue.pdf

f. RESOURCE: “The Role of Capacity Building in Police Reform”

Date: 2005. Pages: 264 pgs. Publisher: Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Comments: This guidebook, prepared by the Department of Police Education and Development at the OSCE Kosovo Mission, describes standards and practices for police training projects in developing countries. It is an excellent resource for planning and managing training projects. Link Below:

http://www.osce.org/kosovo/19789?download=true

g. RESOURCE: “Urban Safety and Good Governance: The Role of the Police”

Date: 2001. Pages: 64 pgs. Publisher: United Nations. Comments: This is an excellent and concise handbook on the role of the police in urban safety and good governance at the local level. It describes a number of successful projects that would be useful for police development professionals. Link Below:

http://zh.unrol.org/files/UNH%20Role%20of%20Police%20Publication.pdf

h. RESOURCE: “Handbook on Crime Prevention Guidelines: Making Them Work”

Date: 2010. Pages: 124 pgs. Publisher: United Nations. Comments: This is an excellent U.N handbook filled with practical material on crime prevention program implementation in developing countries. It is a very useful resource for police development professionals. Link Below:

http://zh.unrol.org/files/Handbook%20on%20the%20crime%20prevention%20gudelines%20-%20Making%20them%20work.pdf

i. RESOURCE: “Handbook on Planning and Action for Crime Prevention in Southern Africa and the Caribbean Regions”

Date: 2008. Pages: 130 pgs. Publisher: United Nations. Comments: This is an excellent U.N. handbook that describes action plans for developing effective programs to combat crime in Southern Africa and the Caribbean. It is a very useful resource for police development professionals. Link Below:

http://zh.unrol.org/files/Handbook%20on%20Planning%20and%20Action%20for%20Crime%20Prevention%20in%20Southern%20Africa%20and%20the%20Caribbean%20Regions.pdf

j. RESOURCE: “Kosovo Police Service: Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Operational Handbook”

Date: N/D. Pages: 47 pgs. Publisher: Kosovo Police Service/United Nations. Comments: This guidebook, prepared by the Kosovo Police Servicer and the OSCE Kosovo Mission, provides describes in detail the community oriented policing and problem solving operations of the police department. It is an excellent “go-by” resource for police development professionals. Link Below:

http://zh.unrol.org/files/KPS_OPERATIONAL_HANDBOOK_FINAL_05-03-29.doc

k. RESOURCE: “Instructional Systems Design: A Systematic Approach to International Police Training”

Date: 2010. Pages: 12 pgs. Publisher: Associated Content. Comments: This is an excellent overview of the instructional systems design approach to international police training. It is a very useful resource for police development professionals tasked with designing training programs for their host country counterparts. Link Below:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6135574/instructional_systems_design_a_systematic.html

II. INTERNATIONAL POLICE DEVELOPMENT LESSONS LEARNED

This section contains a variety of reports that discuss valuable lessons learned from prior international police development projects. The information should be useful, with appropriate modification to local conditions, for a variety of international police assistance programs.

a. RESOURCE: “Police Executive Research Forum, Final Project Report”

Date: 2006. Pages: 94 pgs. Publisher: Police Executive Research Forum/USAID. Comments: This is PERF Final Project Report on a USAID sponsored police development project in Jamaica. The report contains a very useful Model Police Station SOP Manual that would be useful resource for police development professionals working on similar projects. Link Below:

http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PDACH489.pdf

b. RESOURCE: “Jamaica Community Based Policing Assessment”

Date: 2008. Pages: 65 pgs. Publisher: U.S. Agency for International Development. Comments: This is a follow on assessment to the prior community based policing effort reported in the PERF Final Project Report (listed above). It is a very good model for such post implementation assessments and contains valuable insight into what worked well and what didn’t. Link Below:

http://usaid-comet.org/reports/FINAL%20CBP%20Assessment%20Report%20-%20April%20%209%202008.pdf

c. RESOURCE: “Reflections on Community-Based Policing Programming in Guatemala”

Date: 2005. Pages: 27 pgs. Publisher: U.S. Agency for International Development. Comments: This report contains a discussion of a U.S. sponsored community-based policing project in Guatemala that included, among its components, a police model station program. The review documents the strengths and weaknesses of the effort and valuable lessons learned. Link Below:

http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADD563.pdf

d. RESOURCE: “Meeting the Challenges of Police Governance in Trinidad And Tobago”

Date: 2008. Pages: 16 pgs. Publisher: George Mason University. Comments: This report contains a description and brief self-assessment of a George Mason University consulting project that provided assistance to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. The project included a Model Station component and the information on this effort would be a valuable resource for police development specialists. Link Below:

http://gunston.gmu.edu/cebcp/Publications/Mastrofski%20and%20Lum%202008.pdf

III. POLICE ORGANIZATION ASSESSMENT TOOLS

This section provides a number of useful assessment tools that can be used in the evaluation of a police organization and the specific assistance needs it requires.

a. RESOURCE: “Public Safety and Police Service Delivery: Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit”

Date: 2006. Pages: 32 pgs. Publisher: United Nations. Comments: This is an excellent U.N. tool for assessing public safety and police service delivery. It is a very useful resource for police development professionals. Link Below:

http://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/cjat_eng/1_Public_Safety_and_Police_Service_Delivery.pdf

b. RESOURCE: “The Integrity and Accountability of the Police: Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit”

Date: 2006. Pages: 34 pgs. Publisher: United Nations. Comments: This is an excellent U.N. tool for assessing the integrity and accountability practices of a police organization. It is a very useful resource for police development professionals. Link Below:

http://zh.unrol.org/files/2_Integrity_and_Accountability_Police.pdf

c. RESOURCE: “Criminal Investigation: Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit”

Date: 2006. Pages: 36 pgs. Publisher: United Nations. Comments: This is an excellent U.N. tool for assessing the criminal investigation capability of a police organization. It is a very useful resource for police development professionals. Link Below:

http://zh.unrol.org/files/3_Crime_Investigation.pdf

d. RESOURCE: “Police Information and Intelligence Systems: Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit”

Date: 2006. Pages: 38 pgs. Publisher: United Nations. Comments: This is an excellent U.N. tool for assessing the police information and intelligence system capability of a police organization. It is a very useful resource for police development professionals. Link Below:

http://zh.unrol.org/files/4_Police_Information_Intelligence_Systems.pdf

e. RESOURCE: “The PRIME System: Measuring the Success of Post-Conflict Police Reform”

Date: 2006. Pages: 147 pgs. Publisher: Princeton University. Comments: This report examines the success of post-conflict police reform efforts and describes a system for measuring police performance in such situations. It would be an excellent resource for the police development professional. Link Below:

http://www.princeton.edu/bobst/docs/WWS591b_FINAL_Police_Reform_Report.pdf

IV. ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE ASSETS RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL POLICE DEVELOPMENT

This section provides additional information resources on topics related to international police development.

a. RESOURCE:Police Anti-Corruption Programs: An Online Knowledge Asset for International Police Development Professionals.”

Date: 2010. Pages: 5 pgs. Publisher: Associated Content. Comments: This knowledge asset contains links to online resources on police anti-corruption programs that would be helpful to the international police development professional. Link Below:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6151160/police_anticorruption_programs_an_online.html?cat=3

b. RESOURCE:Police Gang Enforcement: An Online Knowledge Asset for International Police Development Professionals.”

Date: 2011. Pages: 5 pgs. Publisher: Associated Content. Comments: This knowledge asset contains links to online resources on police gang enforcement programs that would be helpful to the international police development professional. Link Below:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7881000/police_gang_enforcement_an_online_knowledge.html?cat=3

c. RESOURCE:Police Intelligence-Program Planning and Implementation: Online Resources for International Police Development Professionals.”

Date: 2010. Pages: 4 pgs. Publisher: Associated Content. Comments: This knowledge asset contains links to online resources on police intelligence programs that would be helpful to the international police development professional. Link Below:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6162028/police_intelligence_program_planning.html?cat=3

d. RESOURCE:Terrorist Tactics and Methods: An Online Knowledge Asset for Police and Security Professionals.”

Date: 2011. Pages: 5 pgs. Publisher: Associated Content. Comments: This knowledge asset contains links to online resources on terrorist tactics and methods. The detailed background information on the threat from terrorism contained in the asset could be very useful for police development professionals. Link Below:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8207963/terrorist_tactics_and_methods_an_online.html?cat=3

e. RESOURCE:Police Antiterrorism Program Planning: An Online Knowledge Asset for International Police Development Professionals.”

Date: 2011. Pages: 10 pgs. Publisher: Associated Content. Comments: This knowledge asset provides online links to information on police antiterrorism program planning that could be useful for international police development professionals. Link Below:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7800536/police_antiterrorism_program_planning.html?cat=3

f. RESOURCE:Critical Infrastructure Protection: An Online Knowledge Asset for Police and Security Professionals.”

Date: 2011. Pages: 14 pgs. Publisher: Associated Content. Comments: This knowledge asset provides online links to information resources on critical infrastructure protection that could be useful for international police development professionals. Link Below:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8243801/critical_infrastructure_protection.html?cat=3

CONCLUSION

This knowledge asset provided online resources for planning and implementing international police development and assistance projects. It was intended to serve as an easily accessible job aid for the international police professional.