Title Learning Urban Policing in Europe 2
Project Number DE/08/LLP-LdV/PLM/280551
Project Type Mobility - people in the labour market PLM
Individual Participation Not possible
This project is the follow-up of the successfully completed LUPE-project with the Police Forces of Dublin and Warsaw. To cope with the ever increasing relevance of an international approach to law enforcement, ten selected members of staff were supposed to get acquainted with the work processes of Police Forces in different European capitals as a module of their human resources development concept.
The participants were supposed to get acquainted with the work processes of the foreign Police Forces in order to view the police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters in a European context and to acquire skills in alternative structures, procedures and workflows.
In the course of this project, ten future command officers of different units were seconded to Ankara and another five officers to Brussels in spring 2009 in order to familiarize themselves with the structures and work processes of the local Police Forces and to further improve their language skills and intercultural competence.
Preconditions for the participation in the project were a good command of the local language and the ability to represent the Berlin Police Department as an expert of the seconding unit.
For this purpose, the participants were sent to appropriate counterpart units with a view to compare them with their own units and to develop improvement suggestions for the Berlin Police Department where appropriate. The counterpart units were chosen based on a profile that was compiled by the individual participants and their supervisors.
Individual reform projects of the Berlin Police Department as well as the targets of the project were then discussed during a preparation meeting and the participants were introduced to the subject of operational analysis.
In the end, the project provided a deeper insight into the structures and processes of the partner institutions and therefore helped to improve future cooperation.
Not only did the participants experience an enormous boost to their motivation, they will also incorporate the subjects of the EU and international cooperation in law enforcement into their professional progress.
Due to its great success, the project will be continued in spring 2010 with the Police Forces of Manchester, Merseyside and West Yorkshire and in spring 2011 with the Police Forces of Amsterdam and Paris.
Utilization and distribution of results
Sectors Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security