Collaboration to Reform Police Force Continues in Indonesia
Indonesia - IOM and the Government of the Netherlands have signed an agreement to continue a decade long collaboration on reform of Indonesian National Police (INP.)
The new 30-month, EUR 4.2 million (USD 5.6 million) project, which is funded by the Netherlands Ministry for International Trade and Development Cooperation, will continue the development of the INP into a professional, accountable and effective law enforcement organization.
In close collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, IOM will support the INP’s effort to advance skills and capacities to effectively implement human rights-based community policing at the local level, and enhance police-community relations. The project will focus on three provinces in Eastern Indonesia: Papua, West Papua and Maluku.
Key accomplishments of the project over the past ten years include human rights and community policing training of 150,000 police officers, integration of human rights and community policing in the INP training curricula, support to Community Policing Forums, and formalization of community policing as the cornerstone of police reform through a Chief of Police decree.
Community policing is a people-centered approach that emphasizes respect for human rights, accountability, and partnership with the community. The Dutch-funded IOM INP reform programme also supported peaceful elections in Aceh and the implementation of the 2005 Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM).
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