According to the bank website, this technical cooperation "seeks to modernize and improve the response capacity of the police forces and the quality of their basic training programs in LAC, in order to adapt technical capabilities and police skills as first responders to public health crises (COVID-19) and to adapt to the new challenges that insecurity imposes to help improve the confidence of the police in the region."
Project objectives are:
(i) to understand the situation of the police in the region with respect to: protocols for response to health emergencies, level of police training, use of force, level of legitimacy and administrative aspects of their organizational structure (requirements selection; years of training; curriculum; meritocracy, etc.);
(ii) analyze regional and international police training curricula to establish the minimum requirements necessary to improve the quality of police training in prevention and mitigation protocols to manage health crises and maintain public order according to international standards that allow promote the certification of the region's training processes; and
(iii) support dialogue activities to exchange best practices in police management and training in the face of health crises in the context of the pandemic caused by COVID-19.
*Project contacts were not available at the time of disclosure.*
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