Community policing pilot programme - Timor-Leste: independent review report

Police Police-community relations Timor-Leste
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The Community Policing Pilot Programme (CPPP) has been operating since September 2008 as a local project within the United Nations Police (UNPOL) component of the UN Mission in Timor Leste (UNMIT). Initially planned for one year, at the time of review it had been running for 14 months and was extended until March 2010 in line with the UNMIT mandate. It is funded as part of the overall NZ Police deployment in UNMIT, constituting around NZ$4m out of NZAID’s approximate annual NZ$10m budget (2009/10).

The goal of CPPP is to support PNTL in developing a sustainable community policing model and philosophy, to assist in restoring community trust and confidence in police, and create an environment conducive to all aspects of community development’.  The four components are: 

• implementation of the community policing pilots in Becora and Suai 

• capacity development of the PNTL Community Policing Unit 

• support to the PNTL Police Academy for training on using community policing methodologies 

• establishment of an M&E framework to assess and measure community policing management and the performance of the CPPP

The purpose and objectives of this review are to: 

1. assess the progress of the CPPP in relation to its stated goal (with sub questions structured according to four of the DAC criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability) 

2. make recommendations regarding the future NZ involvement in support of community policing in Timor Leste

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