A Survey of Community-Police Perceptions in Timor-Leste

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The evolution of the PNTL since the 2008 survey spans many areas of the administrative and operational structure of the institution. In particular, the move by the PNTL toward a model of policing which reflect the community-centered nature of Timor-Leste is a very positive step in reforming the institution to be more responsive to the needs of the communities which it serves.

This survey aims to capture the perceptions of citizens and the police towards security and their roles in working together to maintain safe and secure communities. The survey is designed track progress since the 2008 research and to gauge overall perceptions of the security sector performance and the security environment. We hope this information may prove useful to policy makers and to serve as a baseline to evaluate the successes and remaining challenges of community-oriented police programs in Timor-Leste.

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Posted September 5, 2014
Related locations: Timor-Leste
Related programs: Conflict and Fragile Conditions, Law and Justice
Related topics: Timor-Leste Community Police Perceptions Survey