A woman in a traditional Kyrgyz costume watches the graduation ceremony at the Bishkek Police Academy, 26 June 2004. The OSCE's Strategic Police Matters Unit builds up police capacity in several CIS countries. (OSCE/Mikhail Evstafiev)
International civilian police work within the OSCE typically involves assessing, monitoring, advising and mentoring the local civil police in order to ensure that law and order are maintained effectively and impartially according to democratic policing principles, and that human rights and fundamental freedoms are fully protected.
It may also involve the selection, screening and training of local police candidates. Such work seeks to reform and develop the local civil police, or to create a new police force where no police force exists.
- Graduation from a recognized police training school
- Regular, active police service experience
- Very good oral and written English communication skills
- Negotiating and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of International Police Standards and human rights
- Ability to read and utilize maps
- Ability to perform first aid
- Previous liaison experience with non-law enforcement organizations (e.g. local and /or national government agencies, social service bodies, non-governmental organizations)
- Knowledge of basic police radio procedures and equipment
- Knowledge of OSCE structures, institutions and field activities
Levels of professional competence
- Education: Senior police administration courses on operational leadership, contingency planning, human resources management and general police management.
- Experience: Minimum 20 years of diversified and progressively responsible professional police experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position.
- Education: Police administrative courses in relevant field and specialized subject area.
- Experience: Minimum 10 years of diversified police experience including at least 12 months operational experience in the relevant field and specialized subject area.
- Education: Police administrative courses on human resources management and general police management.
- Experience: Minimum 10 years of diversified and progressively responsible police experience including at least 12 months at management level relevant to the actual post.
- Education: Graduation from recognized police training school.
- Experience: Minimum eight years regular, active police service experience.