This course aims to enhance participants’ knowledge on the role of a strategic Police Advisor within an international Police Reform context. It is aimed at those currently involved in – or who plan to get involved in supporting Police Reform programmes.
Welcome to this online course on Policing and Police Reform in Complex Environments! This course is a joint collaboration between the International Security Sector Advisory Team of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF/ISSAT), the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), Durham University and the Norwegian Police University College. The United Nations Police Division, including its Standing Police Capacity (SPC), has also made significant contributions to this course.
The main objective of this course is to enhance participants’ knowledge on the role of a strategic Police Advisor within an international Police Reform context. This will be achieved by highlighting the actors, dynamics and issues related to Police Reform and by discussing how Police Reform initiatives fit into broader Security and Justice Reform processes.
This course is aimed at those currently involved in – or who plan to get involved in supporting Police Reform programmes.
This course is designed to be informative and practical, providing participants with tools, tips, examples and good practice on reform aspects in general and on Police Reform in particular. The ideas put forward in this course should be viewed as options for consideration on a case-by-case basis, and should in no way be interpreted as prescriptive or mandatory.
You will need between five to six hours to complete this course. The course is divided into four main lessons:
Lesson 1: The Roles and Models of an Effective Police Service;
Lesson 2: Contextualising Police Reform;
Lesson 3: Understanding the Process of Police Reform; and
Lesson 4: The Role of the United Nations Police in Peace Operations.
Each lesson has specific learning objectives that will be introduced at the beginning of the lesson. You will also have access to additional resources, including Lesson Manuals, throughout the course.
To access the course, please click on the following link: Policing or Police Reform in Complex Environments