The Gendered Nature of Security in El Salvador: Challenges for Community-Oriented Policing

By Erika Julieta Rojas Ospina With the purge of the Military Forces and the creation of a new National Civilian Police (PNC) as mandated by the 1992 Peace Accords, El Salvador set the stage for the construction of a less state-oriented security approach. However, a failure to question issues of security and a lack of consideration of gender in the Peace negotiations and the Security … Continue reading The Gendered Nature of Security in El Salvador: Challenges for Community-Oriented Policing

From Guns to Roses: Understanding Community-Oriented Policing in Afghanistan

By Ingrid Nyborg, Jaishankar Ganapathy and Ajmal Nimruzi. In Afghanistan, police reform is an important focus of international efforts. After over a decade of assistance, however, there are still daunting challenges of public trust and police effectiveness. From a civilian perspective, the role of the police is a crucial one—and very different from that of the military. Communities, being at the very heart of security … Continue reading From Guns to Roses: Understanding Community-Oriented Policing in Afghanistan

Designing community policing models: The relevance of political and security factors

Community policing is a widespread paradigm of policing in the contemporary world, but is manifested in various ways. More knowledge is needed about the decisive factors that facilitate specific styles of COP models. In Kenya, two national COP models have been developed, the County Policing Authority (CPA) and Nyumba Kumi (NK), which differ in their approaches, content, and goals. In this ICT4COP policy brief, Stian … Continue reading Designing community policing models: The relevance of political and security factors

Community-Oriented Policing: Political, Institutional and Technical Reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police

By Nawab Bahadar, Shakir Ullah, Ingrid Nyborg and Tahir Maqsood. Community-police relations in Pakistan are often intricate, as are their reforms. Mistrust, political intervention, meager financial resources, lack of educated/trained human resources, over-expectations and miscommunication are some of the factors contributing to weak policing and poor community-police relations. The police as a service-oriented public institution has been a demand of the public and the dream … Continue reading Community-Oriented Policing: Political, Institutional and Technical Reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police