United Nations

UN Police

UN POLICE Community

The United Nations Police Division cooperates with many organizations to strengthen its expertise and expand its effectiveness. With some of these organizations, UN Police (UNPOL) has official agreements to strengthen information sharing and lessons learned and to facilitate the implementation of peacekeeping mandates. With others the links are informal, but add to the work of the Division. This police community continues to grow, and this growth will be reflected in these pages.

Links to the Police community

  • Automated Donor Assistance Mechanism (ADAM)
    An online coordination tool developed by UNODC within the framework of the Paris Pact Initiative, a UNODC-led partnership of more than 50 countries and international organizations, which aims to counter traffic in and consumption of Afghan opiates.
  • CEPOL - the European Police College
    CEPOL brings together senior police officers across Europe with the aim to encourage cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime and maintenance of public security and law and order. Established as an agency of the European Union (EU) in 2005 and the CEPOL Secretariat is based in the United Kingdom.
  • Discover Policing
    Looking to make a change? Discover how policing can be a great new career.
  • European Security and Defence Policy Operations
    Webpage to European Security and Defence Policy Operations. Including links to EU Police Missions to Bosnia-Herzegovina, to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, to the Palestinian Territories and to Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo).
  • EUROPOL - European Law Enforcement Organization
    Europol aims at improving the effectiveness and co-operation of the competent authorities in the Member States in preventing and combating terrorism, unlawful drug trafficking and other serious forms of international organized crime.
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
    The IACP is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries.
  • International Association of Women Police (IAWP)
    The IAWP serves to provide women with resources, networking and organization to help in promoting women in policing, other law enforcement and corrections.
  • International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL)
    INPROL is an internet-based knowledge network that provides those serving in the field the ability to exchange information with other experienced practitioners and experts, and to access relevant documents, best practices, and related materials.
  • INTERPOL - world's largest international police organization
    Interpol is the world’s largest international police organization, with 186 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates global police co-operation.
  • National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)
    The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) is the first organization established to address the unique needs of women holding senior management positions in law enforcement. NAWLEE is a non-profit organization sponsored and administered directly by law enforcement practitioners.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
    NCJRS is a US federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
  • OSCE POLIS - Policing OnLine Information System
    Webpage to the OSCE digital depository on police-related matters.
  • OSCE SPMU - Strategic Police Matters Unit
    Webpage to the OSCE Strategic Police Matters Unit.
  • Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
    The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre was established in 1994 at the request of the Government of Canada and was named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada and recipient of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in establishing the United Nations Emergency Force – the first modern international peace operation. The Mission of the Centre is make peace operations more effective through research, education, training and capacity building.
  • Police co-operation in the European Union
    Webpage presenting the scope of police co-operation activities in the European Union.
  • Stimson Center
    The Stimson Center, a nonprofit institution, has worked to combine research and analysis with a commitment to fostering dialogue on improved, pragmatic, and nonpartisan policies. Stimson researches a variety of issues that focus on reducing the threat of weapons of mass destruction, building regional security, and strengthening institutions for international peace and security.
  • United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
    UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the field of crime prevention and justice administration.
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.
  • UNODC — Organized crime section (UNODC)
    Section of the website of the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime dedicated to organized crime