Project Title: Police Engagement Approach for Countering Extremism (PEACE) in Bangladesh

 

Project Goal: To empowering law enforcement agencies to carry out Counter Terrorism (CT) efforts that effectively engage citizens in awareness raising, information sharing, and prevention initiatives.

Courtyard Session with youth on extremism

Project Objectives:

  • Develop proactive community policing strategies for relevant law enforcement officials in Chittagong, Rajshahi, and Sylhet.
  • Draft, validate, and assist with the institutionalization of SOPs and implementing guidelines associated with each community policing strategy.
  • Design and deliver training and technical assistance to relevant law enforcement and CT stakeholders on developed community policing strategies and good practices.
  • Develop a methodical and data-driven approach to assess beneficiaries’ abilities to successfully apply good practices and knowledge gained.

Main Activities:

  • Improve citizen engagement on CT through promotion of intelligence-led community policing activities; Community Policing Forum (CPF) mobilization, Citizen Training & Refreshers Citizen Training
  • Enhance information gathering and sharing across police and GoB agencies working on CT
  • Support the police to engage community leaders and members in raising public awareness on CT Workshop “Ask your local police” and Public Panel Discussion with Police and Community
  • Sensitize local leaders and citizens to promote CT based on the new institutional directives and guidelines

 

Location:

Seven Thana (including six under SMP: Jalalabad, Airport, Shaporan, Kotowali, South Surma and Moglabazar, and 01 under SP: Jaintapur) of 03 Upazilas (Sylhet Sadar, South Surma and Jaintapur) of Sylhet District.

Duration:

01 December 2019 to 31 May 2022

Donor: The Asia Foundation (TAF)