Accession Number : ADA613222


Title :   A Development Model for Foreign Police


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Fite, Jay


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA613222


Report Date : 13 Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : This study investigates how the U.S. should conduct future police assistance programs. Security Sector Reform (SSR) identifies several principles that should guide police development. Studies have identified key lessons from SSR programs that have been implemented around the world. While SSR principles and key lessons have been identified, few models have been developed to guide the development of foreign police organizations. Using a qualitative research methodology, this study constructs such a model based on SSR principles and informed by key lessons learned from other SSR programs. The study then validates the model by applying it to a hypothetical future effort in Mali and comparing its results against those that would likely be achieved by the current U.S. police training program. This process determined that the model is valid and that in the case of Mali, the U.S. should adjust its police development programs to a more holistic program aimed at institutional development rather than focusing on simple train and equip programs to build anti-terrorism capabilities. This study is significant because it provides a framework that can be used to guide the U.S. in future police development efforts and can also be applied as the U.S. resumes assistance to Malian police.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN , *POLICE , *TRAINING , COUNTERTERRORISM , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , HISTORY , LESSONS LEARNED , MODELS , NATIONAL GUARD , SECURITY , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE