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1 Inter-American Network for Police Development and Professionalization
Committee on Hemispheric Security Washington, D.C. May 7, 2015

2 Specific GS/OAS Mandates
Declaration on Security in the Americas – 2003 1 Commitment to Public Security in the Americas 2008 – MISPA I 2 Consensus of Santo Domingo on Public Security in the Americas – MISPA II 3 Port of Spain Recommendations for Police Management 2011 – MISPA III 4 5 Medellin Recommendations for Strengthening International Cooperation 2013 – MISPA IV

3 Objectives Systematically contribute to the ongoing strengthening of the professional development of police institutions in member states 1 Develop a police knowledge management system based on on-site and online training 2 Introduce sub-regional best practices and foster horizontal cooperation 3 Develop and promote a network for exchanging experiences and police practices 4 Promote the ongoing betterment of police institutions through an international quality management standard and certification. 3

4 Strategic Partners

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 Assessment Sub-regional Seminars Permanent Network for Cooperation and Exchange of Experiences Police Development and Professionalization Training Quality Management Certification On-site Police Training Courses Online Police Training Courses Initial Remedial Course Online Courses

Pillar I: Training Pillar II: Sub-regional Seminars Pillar III: Permanent Network for Cooperation and Exchange of Experiences Pillar IV: Certification in Quality Management Ongoing Process of Validation and Assessment

8 Pillar I: Police training needs assessment
With technical support from AMERIPOL To develop curricula and training materials. Based on a needs assessment along 4 axes to develop new skills inside police institutions: Methodology: Literature review Consultation with experts Validation

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 Academy University and police academy professors + guest professors 4 weeks in length Theoretical classes + field experiences Two (2) participants per OAS member state Simultaneous interpretation into Spanish, English, and Portuguese Intensive language courses OAS + participating university certification The 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 Americas Security and democracy in the Americas, social transformation, human rights and police activities; the drug problem in the Americas MODULE 2: Local and transnational organized crime and its impact on the Americas Regulatory frameworks; manifestations of organized crime, organization and operations of illegal markets; terrorism MODULE 3: Society and Police Police and building social order; police duties and models

13 Pillar I: On-site Police Training Course
MODULE 4: Organizational Police Management Organizational structure of the police, police management and administration, police and the media. MODULE 5: Police Leadership and Management Police 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 knowledge MODULE FOR FIELD WORK

14 Pillar I: Online Police Training Courses
10 courses offered every 4 months through an online education platform Courses available in Spanish, English, and Portuguese Courses last 8 to 12 weeks each Each course will offer slots to 5,000 officers Certificates issued by the OAS and participating universities Courses based on needs assessment, in consultation with member states: Leveling Course Quality Management Gender Human Rights Police Intelligence Other Courses Drugs

15 Pillar II: Sub-regional Seminars
Introduction of best practices and relevant topics affecting each sub-region Exchange of experiences and transfer of regional knowledge Competition on best practices for participants and/or university researchers The awards committee for the competition will be comprised of the DPS, AMERIPOL, and participating universities Documentation and publication of the best practices awarded Replication of best practices in other countries in the region and possible incorporation into the institutional framework Fostering of horizontal cooperation

16 Pillar III: Permanent Network for Cooperation and Exchange of Experiences
Strengthening of training processes Cooperation among the region’s police institutions Exchange of information and knowledge Forum for reflection and collaborative teamwork Dissemination of relevant information Sustainability 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 9001:2015 Strengthen police institutional capacity and promote the ongoing improvement of police-service impacts on public security Support countries in the implementation of the ISO standard in police institutions OAS certification

18 Ongoing Process of Validation and Assessment

19 Expected Results Establish 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 Progress Needs 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 steps Development of the Standard for Excellent in Police Management, based on ISO 9001:2015 Second half of 2015: First on-site course with 68 police from the participating regions. Second half of 2015: First sub-regional seminar.


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