More Than Just Policing: Police Reform in Post-conflict Bougainville

SSGM In Brief

Author/s (editor/s):

Sinclair Dinnen, Gordon Peake

Publication year:

2013

Publication type:

In Brief

Description

This brief summarises the findings of an independent evaluation of the Bougainville Community Policing Project (BCPP), which was conducted in late 2012 on behalf of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.1 Broadly speaking, the BCPP has two elements, which provide advisory support to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville's two separate but linked policing organisations: the Bougainville Police Service (BPS) and the Community Auxiliary Police (CAP). The BPS consists of approximately 200 officers based in the three urban centres (Buka, Arawa, and Buin) and, sitting under it, are nearly 350 members of the CAP, based in their own communities throughout rural Bougainville.

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