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Police ResourceKit


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Contents

CHAPTER 1: Regulatory Frameworks

Police regulatory and institutional frameworks (including: Police services)

CHAPTER 2: Institutions

2.1 Community-oriented policing
2.2 Police academies and training programmes

CHAPTER 3: Human Resources Management

3.1 Recruitment procedures
3.2 Promotions procedures
3.3 Working conditions, salary and benefits

CHAPTER 4: Stop and Search and Arrest

4.1 Stop and search
4.2 Arrest

CHAPTER 5: Detention and Custody

5.1 Safeguards in police custody
5.2 Transport procedures

CHAPTER 6: Use of Force and Firearms

6.1 Lawful use of force and firearms and means of restraint
6.2 Policing protests and assemblies

CHAPTER 7: Criminal Investigations:
Case management and Interviewing

7.1 Interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims
7.2 Interviewing children
7.3 Interviewing victims of sexual crimes
7.4 Case management and coordination
7.5 How to think like an investigator
7.6 Forensics (may be merged with another chapter)
7.7 Witness and victim protection

CHAPTER 8: Accountability, Integrity and Oversight

8.1 Codes of ethical conduct and disciplinary procedures
8.2 Complaint procedures and mechanisms
8.3 Independent investigation procedures and oversight mechanisms
8.4 Torture prevention procedures and mechanisms in police services
8.5 Anti-corruption procedures and mechanisms in police services

Key resources

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Standards and guidelines


International standards and recommendations:

  • Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials (General Assembly resolution 34/169, annex, of 17 December 1979)
  • Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials (Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Havana, 27 August – 7 September 1990)
  • Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, General recommendation No. 36, Preventing and Combating Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement Officials, November 2020, UN Doc. CERD/C/GC/36
  • UN Secretary-General, Preventing and Countering Racial Profiling of People of African Descent: Good Practices and Challenges, UN Doc. A/73/354, 30 August 2018
  • UN Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere, ‘Racial and ethnic profiling in law enforcement agencies’, UN Doc. A/HRC/29/46, 20 April 2015, paras. 12-62
  • OHCHR, Report: Agenda towards transformative change for racial justice and equality (A/HRC/47/53 and A/HRC/47/CRP.1)

Regional standards and recommendations:

Practical tools and manuals


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