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1 Inter-American Network for Police Development and Professionalization

2 Specific GS/OAS mandates Declaration on Security in the Americas – 2003 Consensus of Santo Domingo on Public Security in the Americas 2009 – MISPA II Commitment to Public Security in the Americas 2008 – MISPA I Port of Spain Recommendations for Police Management 2011 – MISPA III

3 Department of Public Security PRIORITIES Inter-American Network for Police Development and Professionalization Youth of the Americas: Preventing crime and violence Inter-American citizen security information network

4 Objectives To develop a police knowledge management system through onsite and virtual training To present subregional best practices To develop and promote a network for exchange of police experiences and practices 1 2 3 To contribute in a systematic and ongoing manner to the strengthening of professional development of member state police institutions

5 Strategic Partners Spanish-Language University English-Language University Other Police Institutions

6 Institutional Partners:

7 Introductory Levelling Course Virtual Course 2 Virtual Course 3 Virtual Course 4 Virtual Course 5

8 Development of Curricula and Training Material Together with three universities (one from the Spanish-speaking countries, another in Portuguese, and one university from the English-speaking countries) and AMERIPOL Social Geopolitical Institutional Security Based on a 4-pronged needs assessment to create new capabilities for police institutions:

9 Area of new capacity Social 1Renew institutional paradigms and practices to deal with emerging multicultural challenges 2Develop strategic and operational capacity for new contexts of violence 3Strengthen citizen participation in public security management Geopolitical 4Engage international relations in the fight against transnational crime 5Consolidate police service to preserve the environment Institutional 6Improve organizational management for effective policing 7Redesign the police education model in light of new developments in security knowledge and challenges 8Consolidate the innovation, science, and technology model 9Strengthen institutional ethics and effectiveness for better police performance Security 10Adapting the role of the police to the nature of and emerging challenges to public security 11Strengthen the public policy management and regulation in the area of security

10 Onsite Police Training Course At the Federal Police Academy of Brazil University and police academy lecturers + guest lecturers 4 weeks in length Theory classes + field experiences Two (2) participants per OAS member state Simultaneous interpreting in Spanish, English, and Portuguese Intensive language courses Certification by OAS + participating universities The course will provide the foundation for taking virtual courses

11 Virtual Police Training Courses 10 four-month Courses through an online education platform Courses available in Spanish, English, and Portuguese Each course 8 to 12 weeks long Each course will accommodate 5,000 officers Certificates issued by the OAS and participating universities LevelingCourse QualityManagement Gender HumanRights PoliceIntelligence Othercourses Drugs Courses based on needs assessment and in consultation with member states:

12 Subregional Seminars Presentation of best practices and key issues affecting each subregion. Exchange of experiences and transfer of regional knowledge. Best practices competition for participants and/or university researchers. The competition awards committee will comprise the DPS, AMERIPOL, and the participating universities. Documentation and publication of the winning best practices. Replication of best practices in other countries of the region, and possible institutionalization.

13 Permanent Network for Cooperation and Information Exchange Strengthening of training processes Cooperation among police institutions of the region Exchange of information and knowledge Forum for reflection, collaboration, and group work Dissemination of relevant information Sustainability of the program

14 Ongoing Process of Validation and Evaluation Validation by Member States Onsite and virtual courses Subregional seminars Cooperation Network Evaluation Redesign of content Development of Curricula and Materials Monitoring

15 Expected outcomes 340 police leaders trained to promote the program in member states 200,000 police officers from the region trained in 5 years and connected through a Network for Police Cooperation and Exchange of Experiences Scientific value-added for the university in professional development for police officers through accreditation of the courses offered. Strengthening of horizontal cooperation

16 Cost Onsite and virtual courses, subregional seminars, and network creation and maintenance for 5 years = US$250 per person


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