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Office of Civilian Police and Rule of Law Programs

The Civilian Police (CIVPOL) program in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) focuses on meeting the demand for law enforcement, criminal justice, and corrections experts and assistance in post-conflict societies and complex security environments. The Foreign Assistance Framework objective for this program is Peace and Security, the program area is Stabilization Operations and Security Sector Reform, and the program elements are Operations Support and Law Enforcement, Reform, Restructuring, and Operations. No foreign assistance effort in the world comes closer to the very heart of transformational diplomacy efforts. By assisting societies to develop and operate a transparent and effective criminal justice system – which includes a civilian police service, an independent judiciary, and a professional corrections service – INL seeks to help build sustainable democratic institutions, and create a stable environment for good governance.

  
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American CIVPOL Officer Pinned with the Police Commissioner’s Rank
American CIVPOL Officer and UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) Police Commissioner, Larry Wilson, was pinned with the Police Commissioner’s rank by Chief of Mission Tina Kaidanow on February 29, 2008 at the U.S. Office Pristina. [Photo courtesy of  Colonel McQueen, U.S. Defense Attache]American CIVPOL Officer and UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) Police Commissioner, Larry Wilson, was pinned with the Police Commissioner’s rank by Chief of Mission Tina Kaidanow. Photo

Medal Day Parade for the Ghana Contingent
Ted Schnack, U.S. Civilian Police Officer in UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo), attends the medal day parade for the Ghana contingent in Kosovo, January 26, 2008. [Photo courtesy of Sohail Khalid] Ted Schnack, U.S. Civilian Police Officer in UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo), attends the medal day parade for the Ghana contingent in Kosovo. Photos

Civilian Police (CIVPOL) Programs Around the World
Gregory Germaine, Corrections Officer assigned to the UN Mission in Southern Sudan, with Sudanese children, Christmas morning. [Photo courtesy of Gregory Germaine, Dustin Boyd, and Pekko Aho]Fact sheet outlines CIVPOL programs in different countries. Full Text | Photos from Afghanistan; Sudan.

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