New programme builds police capacity

14 Jan 2013

imagePNTL General Commander, Longuinhos Monteiro and UNDP Country Director, Mikiko Tanaka at the signing ceremony. Photo Sandra Magno/UNDP TL.

Dili – UNDP today signed a new project with the National Police Force (PNTL) to strengthen police capacity.

The two-year project aims to build management and administrative capacity in strategic planning, human resources, asset management, public relations and database management.

The two-year project will cost $2.54 million, with UNDP contributing an initial $1.35 million.

“This project will reinforce management and administrative systems and tools within the PNTL developed with assistance from UNPOL and other partners,” said UNDP Country Director, Mikiko Tanaka.

“PNTL ownership over the process is critical to achieve results over two years. UNDP will collaborate with Australia, New Zealand, US, Asia Foundation and JICA for coordinated assistance,” she said.

UNDP has been supporting the PNTL since 2003, and in recent years through a joint project with UNPOL under the Joint Development Plan for capacity building in discipline and procurement and improvement of police facilities.

“On behalf of PNTL I would like to thank UNDP for the commitment they have made to us. It is a long commitment which will bring continuity and will ensure that this strengthening of the capacity building of the institution will go ahead,” said PNTL General Commander, Longuinhos Monteiro.

“This project will help us ensure that we can concentrate on the policy on strategic development properly, with a professional mechanism, and it will benefit PNTL today and in the future,” he said.

At today’s launch there was also a symbolic handing over of keys for rehabilitated buildings, including garages and a stockroom.






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