Police have begun to play a much greater role in peace support operations in recent years. The police component supports the development and implementation of peace support operation mandates, yet there are still major gaps in understanding how these components are designed and deployed.
This report draws from comparative research developed by the Training for Peace (TfP) research network. TfP partners investigated the overarching question of whether African Union policing differs from United Nations policing. If there is a difference, is it significant enough to warrant special preparation and training beyond the standard United Nations Police courses that the TfP currently uses for pre-deployment training?
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