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Building a Police Force "for the good" in DR Congo: Questions that still haunt reformers and reform beneficiaries
The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
2013 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The police in DRC are indeed a permanent domestic risk. The lack of policy, service or management regime for the acquisition of equipment explains the deficient, dilapidated, obsolete and very often inappropriate equipment. Moreover, police units have very weak operational capacity and police officers lack self-confidence and pride in their profession. These shabbily dressed men and women in faded uniforms daily develop an indifferent attitude towards their profession and work in general. Inefficient and ineffective, the Congolese policeforce is wholly demoralised and unprofessional. This has negatively affected the relationship between police and population. It has led to the withdrawal of people’s cooperation, a must for successful police work and for meeting people’s expectations.

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Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2013. , 48 p.
NAI Policy Dialogue, ISSN 1654-6709 ; 11
Keyword [en]
Congo DR, Police, Armed forces, Security sector reform, Administrative reform, Organizational change, Civil rights
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1828ISBN: 978-91-7106-745-6OAI: diva2:689701
Available from: 2014-01-21 Created: 2014-01-21 Last updated: 2014-01-24Bibliographically approved

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