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Toolkit on Police Integrity

Category
Training Material
Subject
Police development and reform

Description

This Toolkit on Police Integrity focuses on police corruption and gives guidance to responsible police and political decision makers on adequate reaction when police corruption appears in their fields of duty. Using this Toolkit, readers will understand police corruption and its organisational impact and also the values of culture and ethics implemented in police services.

Subject
Police development and reform
Target group
Law enforcement officers
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
integrity

Summary

The Toolkit on Police Integrity aims to assist police services in designing effective measures to curb police corruption, increasing their ability to fight crime, improving public security and strengthening the rule of law and public trust in the police.

The Toolkit contains nine chapters.

  1. Introduction: corruption and policing
  2. Values, rules and behaviour
  3. Organisation
  4. Supporting police officers facing ethical questions
  5. Internal control
  6. External oversight and control
  7. Investigation
  8. Capacity building
  9. Instruments

The Toolkit will further assist police services to better recognise instances of corruption and to provide them with means to tackle police corruption. Another main goal of the Toolkit is to understand linkages between active police officers, human resources officers, police managers and decision makers. As police corruption is not only a specific organisational challenge but more an integrated fact of the functioning of oversight and of required police reform, this Toolkit is particularly addressed to the parliamentary and governmental oversight level and the decision makers on public security.

The Toolkit can be used in post-conflict countries, transition countries and developed countries because its main goal is: providing an anti-corruption toolkit to policy makers and police decision makers to integrate a structure in police services to avoid corruption or to reduce it. This Toolkit particularly emphasises that police corruption appears everywhere. Change management, strategy building, risk assessment, transparency and integrating culture and values in an organisation are some measures discussed in the Toolkit.

Information

Added on
24 Mar 2016
Origin
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Origin description

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces – DCAF – is an international foundation whose mission is to assist the international community in pursuing good governance and reform of the security sector. The Centre provides in‐country advisory support and practical assistance programmes, develops and promotes norms and standards, conducts tailored policy research, and identifies good practices and recommendations to promote democratic security sector governance.

DCAF was established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss government.

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
P.O.Box 1360
CH-1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0) 22 730 9400
Fax:+41 (0) 22 730 9405

Target group
Law enforcement officers
Region
Montenegro
Keywords
integrity
Rights
Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)