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Police Reform

Project contact

Dr. Sandy Africa, Assistant Director, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Division

Project overview

Because of their powers and their proximity to the public, how the police fulfil their duties has a direct impact on security for individuals and communities. Effective and accountable police foster public and personal safety, human rights protection, public order and the democratic character of the state.

DCAF works on strengthening police accountability mechanisms in Niger, Mali and Madagascar, including by support to police inspectorates general. DCAF also supports the development of training curricula, works to promote best practices in community policing and advises on integrating the aims of gender equality in the police and in police services.