Programme OverviewThe programme “Strengthening Community Policing in Albania", phase II, 2017-2020 (SCPA) started on 4th of January 2017 and will run for 4 years until December 2020.
The programme has four areas of intervention and its supports the Albanian State Police as its main beneficiary but also local governments, civil society organisations and media throughout the country.
The programme will be managed by Program Management Team consisting of international and local experts on policing issues.
Programme ObjectiveMain objective is to "build mutual trust and partnership between police and communities in order to create safe neighbourhoods."
The current SACP was based on the recognition that there was a strong need to enhance mutual trust and partnerships between police and communities.
Theory of Change
The envisaged impact of the new programme is to build mutual trust and partnership between police and communities in order to create safe neighbourhoods.
Will focus in two Regional Police Directorates (TRPD) and contribute to improving their service delivery,
training or expert mentoring to develop procedures, management and operational skills; improving their infrastructure; setting up community groups [ ... ]
Will focus on three areas within strategic management support, all of which link into the TRPD as well as providing assistance across the institutions.
These are: a) Monitoring& Evaluation capacity development to both the central level (ASP HQ and MoI) and the regional and local one [ ... ]
Responding to the variety of needs across the country regarding domestic violence.
This will be achieved by a combination of program grants (see below) and specific support within the TRPDs to replicate successful approaches and processes. [ ... ]
In addition to and in complementarity with the three main pillars the program will include a Grants Scheme. It will serve as a means of supporting the sustainability of the various areas of engagement in the program, as well as promoting new, innovative approaches that reinforce stronger partnerships between key actors in Community Policing committees with fair and transparent selection processes, a strong focus on minority groups and gender issues, and a monitoring and evaluation system.