Presentation on theme: "Inter-American Network for Police Development and Professionalization"— Presentation transcript:
1 Inter-American Network for Police Development and Professionalization Committee on Hemispheric SecurityWashington, D.C.May 7, 2015
2 Specific GS/OAS Mandates Declaration on Security in the Americas – 20031Commitment to Public Security in the Americas 2008 – MISPA I2Consensus of Santo Domingo on Public Security in the Americas – MISPA II3Port of Spain Recommendations for Police Management 2011 – MISPA III45Medellin Recommendations for Strengthening International Cooperation 2013 – MISPA IV
3 ObjectivesSystematically contribute to the ongoing strengthening of the professional development of police institutions in member states1Develop a police knowledge management system based on on-site and online training2Introduce sub-regional best practices and foster horizontal cooperation3Develop and promote a network for exchanging experiences and police practices4Promote the ongoing betterment of police institutions through an international quality management standard and certification.3
5 Other strategic partners: Police Institutions and Academies in the 34 Member States
6 Inter-American Network for Police Development and Professionalization Ongoing Process of Validation and AssessmentSub-regionalSeminarsPermanent Network for Cooperation and Exchange of ExperiencesPolice Development and Professionalization TrainingQuality Management CertificationOn-site Police Training CoursesOnline Police Training CoursesInitial Remedial CourseOnline Courses
7 INTER-AMERICAN NETWORK FOR POLICE DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONALIZATION Pillar I:TrainingPillar II:Sub-regional SeminarsPillar III:Permanent Network for Cooperation and Exchange of ExperiencesPillar IV:Certification in Quality ManagementOngoing Process of Validation and Assessment
8 Pillar I: Police training needs assessment With technical support from AMERIPOLTo develop curricula and training materials.Based on a needs assessment along 4 axes to develop new skills inside police institutions:Methodology:Literature reviewConsultation with expertsValidation
9 Pillar I: Trends identified in the Assessment: Social Sphere: Cultural diversification and growing mobility and redefinition of urban contexts, reshaping of violence and crime, social movements.Geopolitical Sphere: The globalization of crime through complex transnational networks, migration processes, and environmental impact.Institutional Sphere: New security framework, new police training models, technological development and innovation.Security Sphere: Persistent non-traditional threats; trend toward the privatization and militarization of public law enforcement stemming from new approaches.
10 Pillar I: Training Challenges Social Aspect: Reliable police with quality service; renewed paradigms and practices; ability to dialogue and community building; handling diverse types of conflicts; understanding emerging forms of citizen engagement.Geopolitical Aspect: Police cooperation; Inter-American regulatory framework; predicting common risks and threats; police knowledge transfer.Security Aspect: Fundamentals of public security; methodologies for categorizing phenomena; public security policies with a territorial approach.Institutional Aspect: New approaches to effective police leadership; modernization and professionalization of the police; police education reform for a more humane management, based on skills; police performance measurements; innovation and development applied to the police environment; police anti-corruption mechanisms.
11 Pillar I: On-site Police Training Course At the Brazilian Federal Police AcademyUniversity and police academy professors + guest professors4 weeks in lengthTheoretical classes + field experiencesTwo (2) participants per OAS member stateSimultaneous interpretation into Spanish, English, and PortugueseIntensive language coursesOAS + participating university certificationThe course will develop the fundamentals for taking the online classes
12 Pillar I: On-site Police Training Course MODULE 1: Social Transformation and New Trends in Violence and Crime in the AmericasSecurity and democracy in the Americas, social transformation, human rights and police activities; the drug problem in the AmericasMODULE 2: Local and transnational organized crime and its impact on the AmericasRegulatory frameworks; manifestations of organized crime, organization and operations of illegal markets; terrorismMODULE 3: Society and PolicePolice and building social order; police duties and models
13 Pillar I: On-site Police Training Course MODULE 4: Organizational Police ManagementOrganizational structure of the police, police management and administration, police and the media.MODULE 5: Police Leadership and ManagementPolice leadership models; police profession and career; from quality management to excellence in police management; selecting and training police leaders.MODULE 6: Police Knowledge Management- Institutional and criminal intelligence knowledge; knowledge management; new technologies for institutional knowledgeMODULE FOR FIELD WORK
14 Pillar I: Online Police Training Courses 10 courses offered every 4 months through an online education platformCourses available in Spanish, English, and PortugueseCourses last 8 to 12 weeks eachEach course will offer slots to 5,000 officersCertificates issued by the OAS and participating universitiesCourses based on needs assessment, in consultation with member states:Leveling CourseQuality ManagementGenderHuman RightsPolice IntelligenceOther CoursesDrugs
15 Pillar II: Sub-regional Seminars Introduction of best practices and relevant topics affecting each sub-regionExchange of experiences and transfer of regional knowledgeCompetition on best practices for participants and/or university researchersThe awards committee for the competition will be comprised of the DPS, AMERIPOL, and participating universitiesDocumentation and publication of the best practices awardedReplication of best practices in other countries in the region and possible incorporation into the institutional frameworkFostering of horizontal cooperation
16 Pillar III: Permanent Network for Cooperation and Exchange of Experiences Strengthening of training processesCooperation among the region’s police institutionsExchange of information and knowledgeForum for reflection and collaborative teamworkDissemination of relevant informationSustainability of the program
17 Pillar IV: Certification Process for Excellence in Management Create an international standard for implementation of the Certification for Excellence in Police Management, ISO 9001:2015Strengthen police institutional capacity and promote the ongoing improvement of police-service impacts on public securitySupport countries in the implementation of the ISO standard in police institutionsOAS certification
18 Ongoing Process of Validation and Assessment Monitoring
19 Expected ResultsEstablish a comprehensive mechanism that strengthens and improves police institutional capacity.Holistic approach: ongoing process for training, exchange of information, experiences, and best practices among police institutions, and certification of excellence in police management.Promotion of coordination among member states to confront current and future public security challenges.Aggregate the scientific value of universities in professional development for police through accreditation of the courses offered.340 trained police leaders to promote the program in member states.200,000 police trained across the region in 5 years, all of whom would be connected through the Network for Police Cooperation and Exchange of Experiences.19
20 ProgressNeeds Assessment for Police Knowledge, carried out and validated.Two technical meetings to design and develop the training curricula, in coordination with partner universities, the Brazilian Federal Police, Mexican Federal Police, and Ameripol.An Educational Planning Guide for the Network, developed.Technical consultations for developing an ISO Standard for Excellence in Police Management.
21 Next stepsDevelopment of the Standard for Excellent in Police Management, based on ISO 9001:2015Second half of 2015: First on-site course with 68 police from the participating regions.Second half of 2015: First sub-regional seminar.