Community Policing in Rural Areas
This project aims at strengthening the Romanian Police capacity to prevent and counter criminality in the rural areas through community policing, shifting from the exclusive perspective of coercive approach to one which focuses on prevention, problem-solving and service delivery. The project is part of the thematic fund security in Romania. Further information about this fund can be found among the additional information on the very bottom of this page.
Security/ Stability/ Reforms
Security and Security Law
Rural communities of Romania
The Ministry of Administration and Interior/Public Order Directorate is going through a major restructuring process to strengthen police service delivery and public safety in rural areas, and to play an active role in promoting socio-economic development in vulnerable communities through prevention initiatives and awareness-raising to counter antisocial and criminal behaviour.
This project aims at strengthening the Romanian Police capacity to prevent and counter criminality in the rural areas through community policing, shifting from the exclusive perspective of coercive approach to one which focuses on prevention, problem-solving and service delivery. It will be achieved by promoting the community policing concept through capacity building, innovation, expertise transfer, fostering cooperation with local communities, and improving local governance on policing. A special focus will be put on Roma and other socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.
Two trainings for the middle management public police officers and top managers of the Romanian police will take place.
18 top police managers will be trained in different related areas. One best practices exchange international workshop/seminar as well as one study visit for 5 Romanian police officers in Switzerland will be organized.
Roma language/cultural awareness trainings will be performed.
The procurement for equipment/vehicles will increase mobility and operational capacity of rural police.
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