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.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Romania
Enhanced security and safety
Combating corruption and organised crime
01.03.2012 - 30.09.2019
CHF 2'928'103
Target groups

Rural communities of Romania,
Rural police

Activities

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.

Results

Achieved results:  

  • 320 rural officers trained in Roma culture and language
  • 46 proximity officers trained in Community Policing
  • 2.500 rural officers trained
  • Implementation of 25 mini projects with quick impact
  • Slatina training evaluated
  • 3.300 copies of the Community Policing manual elaborated, printed and distributed
  • Improved mobility thorugh the acqusition of boats and vehicles
  • Best practices exchange in the field of community policing for minority communities
  • Romanian police officers acquainted with different approaches of community policing in Switzerland
  • Improved objective security in rural areas: The number of criminal offenses in rural areas has decreased by 6% in 2017 versus 2016.
  • Capacity of the Public Order Directorate to sustain, implement and coordinate all community policing activities in rural areas strengthened.
  • Capacity of Community Police Officers in the field of community policing and Roma cultural awareness/language improved.
  • Improved logistical and operational support at the level of police sections/posts in Roma and other socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.

 


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector
  • Swiss Private Sector
  • Ministry of Administration and Interior/Public Order Directorate

Implementing partner
Swiss Partner Institution: Police Academy Savatan, Different Cantonal Police Forces

Other partners

Intermediary Body: TC Teamconsult, Geneva

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   2'928'103 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   0
Project phases Phase 22 01.10.2017 - 31.08.2019   (Completed) Phase 21 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2018   (Completed) Phase 20 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2019   (Completed) Phase 19 02.05.2016 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 18 01.09.2014 - 30.06.2017   (Completed) Phase 17 14.11.2014 - 31.08.2018   (Completed) Phase 16 01.02.2014 - 31.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 15 01.09.2014 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 14 01.03.2013 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 13 01.03.2013 - 30.11.2015   (Completed) Phase 12 01.11.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Active) Phase 11 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2013   (Completed) Phase 10 01.04.2012 - 30.06.2017   (Active) Phase 9 01.04.2012 - 15.06.2014   (Completed) Phase 8 01.03.2012 - 31.03.2018   (Completed) Phase 7 01.03.2012 - 31.08.2013   (Active) Phase 6 01.03.2012 - 15.11.2014   (Active) Phase 5 01.03.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed)

Phase 4 01.03.2012 - 30.09.2019   (Active)

Phase 3 01.03.2012 - 30.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Active)