Kyrgyzstan is facing great difficulties at present due to the recent events, which took place in the country. Now, in addition to the problems of transition, it has to deal with security and maintaining public order in the country. The recent events have clearly shown that one of the most important institutions, the police force, lacks the capacity to solve problems and maintain public order peacefully.
Therefore, it is very important for the OSCE to choose the right directions for its project activities and the Community Policing project will be one of the proper ways to keep a balance between the civil society and law enforcement bodies, which will facilitate stronger government.
Task 1: Preparing the Police Reform
- Continuation of work with respect to the main components reflected in the Police Reform Concept (legislative reforms, rules, human resources, organization and community relations, etc.). Setting up a Police Reform Task Force; co-location of a police advisor at the MoI. One (1) international seconded expert for 1 year is to run the reform process preparations; one (1) interpreter; purchasing a vehicle and office equipment; setting up a working group (consisting of representatives of the State Commission on Police Reform, local NGOs, etc) with the main purpose of developing the appropriate measures to be undertaken in the next phase; participation of the Scientific Research Centre of the MoI and civilian institutions (including higher legislative institutions of the KR) in the course of developing the Police Reform Concept, etc.
Task 2: Consolidate and extend community policing activities
- Introducing the new duties and responsibilities for Neighbourhood Inspectors (NI) at city level, which were created under PAP-I; kitting out the other NI in Bishkek with new uniforms ; marked police cars, study tours, purchasing vehicles (one car for each community police field office (GOM) and district stations (ROVD) of the three remaining police stations); training for Bishkek NI in order to focus more on partnership, policing in a democracy and problem solving approaches in police work.
Task 3: Start activities in the field of organised crime
- An assessment mission to be conducted with the subsequent formulation of a programme and identifying the international organisations’ findings
Task 4: A Programme on Multi-ethnic policing to be developed by the HCNM