Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and USA Agree to Support Police Reform Efforts

On August 5, the U.S. Special Representative for Somalia, James P. McAnulty and Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Robinson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs participated in a signing ceremony with Somali Finance Minister Hu

 

On August 5, the U.S. Special Representative for Somalia, James P. McAnulty and Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Robinson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs participated in a signing ceremony with Somali Finance Minister Hussein Abdi Halane at the U.S. Department of State.

 

Special Representative McAnulty and
Minister Hussein signed a bilateral agreement providing approximately $1.9
million to support Somali-led efforts in broad, national security sector reform
through support to police development initiatives. The Bureau of International
Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) will provide the funding which will
allow the United States and the Somali Federal Government to work together to
support police reform projects designed to increase the capacity of officials
to deter and effectively respond to crime. This is INL’s second agreement with
the Government of Somalia.

 

Programs will support implementation of policies, procedures, and
practices that place citizen services and respect for human rights at the
forefront. The main focus of this new agreement will be to provide support to
the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) of the Somali National Police Force,
to build technical capacity to investigate complex crimes, effectively prepare
cases for prosecutions, and provide on the job mentoring to mid-to-senior
members of CID to ensure sustainability