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The Development of the Civil Police in Haiti, September 1994 to August 1996.
Strategy research rept.,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Haiti suffered under predatory rule for nearly two centuries. During this time the police served as an instrument of the ruling elite, extracting resources from the oppressed majority. The 1994 international intervention which restored democracy to Haiti also created the first independent police force in the nations history. Multinational military forces, the UN, and other international agencies laid the groundwork for this new police force. Challenges faced by the new Haitian National Police included cultural barriers, lack of leadership within the force and incomplete connectivity with other elements of the Haitian government. This paper 1 examines the planning that preceded the intervention and the process that created the Haitian National Police, 2 draws conclusions from the Haitian model and 3 makes recommendations for U.S. and international agencies engaged in similar processes in the future.
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