The purpose of the project was to enhance training capacities at the Azerbaijani Police Academy through the support of establishing class-room for Community Policing subject of the Curriculum. The project assisted with planning, construction and installation of mock-ups and illuminated posters, and donation of necessary equipments the practical and theoretical class-rooms within the premises of the Academy.
The project aimed at developing and strengthening the co-operation between the OiB and the Police Academy through supporting the establishment of practical and theoretical class-rooms for Community Policing subject.
As part of the Office’s Police Assistance Programme, the implementation of the Community Policing project has first commenced in 2006 and further developed expanding to other regions and cities of Azerbaijan. Overall success of the project promoted the initiative of the Government to include the subject into the training curriculum of officer staff of police service. As of 1 January 2008, the Community policing subject is being taught in the Academy as part of the training curriculum.
While the Office involved the instructors of the Academy into its activities in the Community Policing project to enhance their capacity on the subject, the project foresaw the assistance to the Planning, construction and installation of the practical and theoretical class-rooms within the premises of the Academy.
Class-rooms now include two rooms: practical class rooms and theoretical class rooms. The design of the theoretical room is based on one of the locations implementing Community Policing, a mock-up of Narimanov district of Baku was used as a template, and illuminated posters depicting the traffic routes of the district were installed. The practical room illustrates the real interior design of the neighbourhood police station, divided by separators – rooms for the chief of neighbourhood police, the inspector for work with juveniles, Community Advisory group, reception and two detention cells.