2019-11-28 › OSCE-supported Community Policing Project piloted in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region
Some 40 officials from governmental institutions, law enforcement agencies and civil society associations attended the launch of a Community Policing Project in Karaganda on 27 November 2019. The project,which emphasizes the joint responsibility of the State and civilians in ensuring public security, is supported by the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan and Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs
As a result of the project, a permanent inter-departmental group has been formed on the basis of the akimat of the Karaganda region, combining the efforts of the police force, prosecutors, probation officers, labour and social protection workers as well as the city’s community representatives. The group will focus on analyzing the problems of law and order at the local level, develop recommendations, and work to enhance community strength.
Guy Vinet, Head of the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE Transnational Threats Department, said: “The function of the police is to work in order to better serve communities. Community-oriented policing is nowadays a proven and effective way to provide security and safety to our compatriots.”
The event is a part of the OSCE Programme Office’s efforts to enhance security, increase accountability, and promote best practices related to security in the host country.