Swedish Support to Community Policing in Albania

Sweden programme in Albania, Sweden 7 Mar 2012 - 6 Mar 2015

The project supports Albanian State Police to enhance their level of cooperation and partnership with the communities and other civilian actors in order to improve the services and increase the feeling of safety in the community. The project is focused primarily into three major components:

  1. Development of a Performance Management System of the police with input from the society groups regarding their level of satisfcation and safety;
  2. Promoting Police partnerships with civilian actors and especially with the youth;
  3. Combatting domestic violence.

In addition, the project is implementing a Small Grants Scheme mainly on partnership building. The project has started implementation in March 2012 and will run until March 2015, with a total funding of about 2,8 Mil. Euros. The implementing agency is SIPU International AB, a Swedish consultancy firm which cooperates closely with the Albanian Ministry of Interior, Albanian State Police and other important stakeholders.