Accession Number:

ADA555545

Title:

What do Afghans Want from the Police? Views from Helmand Province

Descriptive Note:

First revision rept.

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The Afghan National Security Force ANSF Development division at Regional Command Southwest requested this study to examine what government officials, community leaders, and ordinary residents in Helmand want from the police. The command was concerned that unless Afghans want the type of police force the international community is training, the police force will not be maintained after international forces withdraw. This paper examines not only what residents of Helmand say they want from the police, but also the Afghan governments perspective, how police operate in Helmand province today, and how the police view their role. The paper also reviews why the police have difficulty engaging with the public in Helmand and recommends that police advisors take a multi-pronged approach to demonstrate the value of community engagement.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE