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Institutionalising community policing in Timor-Leste
The Asia Foundation partnered with the Overseas Development Institute to contribute to a global study called Securing Communities on the different models of community policing around the world. Based on the Foundation's long running community police program in Timor-Leste, this case study examines the key features of community police development and practice in Timor-Leste from 1999 to the present. The focus of the study is on the diversity of objectives, approaches and methods of community policing, the 'messy politics' of its development, and what this means for those who aim to support this policing model. Key findings from the study include: