Donor: US State Department
(Lead) Partner: University of Pittsburgh
A three year program of the University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA) and the Institute for Democracy and Mediation designed to improve institutional capacities on community policing was successfully concluded in 2008. Three Study tours in Pittsburgh (US) of Albanian State Police and Ministry of Interior officials, local government representatives
and civil society organizations have been organized by IDM since 2006 (the last one in June 2008), as well as a number of training workshops conducted by IDM experts and US trainers. The programme had a significant impact on the implementation of the community policing objectives of the State Police and particularly in view of the cooperation with local government units and the community of citizens.