Developing the Civil Police Model in West Bank - phase two
clock : 9 months
clock : GIZ

Project location: 11 governorates:

Tubas, Tulkarem, Qalqiliya, Salfit, Nablus, Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem, Jenin, Ramallah,Beireh, and Hebron. 

Project Summary: 

This project aims at enhancing and implementing the concept of community policing model, this model will be implemented in10  governorates excluding Salfit (Tubas, Tulkarem, Qalqiliya, Nablus, Jenin, Jericho, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Al Beireh,  Jerusalem and Hebron) including 49   community police station(CPS), through forming the Community Policing Participation Committee (CPPC) at each community police station as a supportive body to the police offices, by engaging the community partners to develop and promote public safety and civic responsibility among citizens, community policing brings police and citizens together to prevent crime and solve problems, which is an effective way to promote public safety and to enhance the quality of life in a community.

Eventually, this project will build on a previous experience that Ta’awon already had at a previous assignment with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) which targeted localities of Salfit, Kufr el Deek and Bidya, during which three CPPCs were formed and trained. Accordingly, and due to the proven success and efficiency of this experience in Salfit area in the collaboration between the police and the community aiming at preventing, pinpointing and solving challenges and problems in the community, this model will be generalized in this project to the other 10 governorates in WB exclude Salfit , in cooperation with Police stations and local communities. This process will pass through different levels of trainings for the members of the newly established CPPCs and police officers to be effective, they need to be truly representative of the community, need to possess a high level of relevant capacities in Accountability and Alternative Methods to policing in Conflict Resolution, and have a comprehension of their role and commitments. The project will also work with youth, as part of enhancing their roles at their communities as agent of positive change, their role will be enhance in this project through conducting youth-led initiatives, which will be planed, designed, and implemented by youth.