This project aims to enhance the professionalism of the Haitian National Police (HNP) through initial training and professional development for inspectors and commissioners. It supports the development of a new training curriculum and the development and implementation of the organizational and administrative structure for a training institution. Project activities include: (1) technical assistance to HNP for developing and implementing training programs using a skills-based approach; (2) train-the-trainer training; (3) development and implementation of the organizational and administrative structure for the National Police Academy and delivery of management training; (4) rehabilitation and preparation of temporary training premises; (5) purchase of educational material and equipment. Activities planned in response to COVID-19 include outreach activities for populations adjacent to the PNA to limit the spread of the pandemic; food subsistence support for students as well as PNA employees, in addition to relaying the dissemination of MSPP communiqués and content (audio and video capsules).
Results achieved as of March 2016 include: 1) infrastructure for the National Police Academy (ANP) has office space for the ANP administration, training areas with classrooms and work areas for 48 students as well as dormitories for men and women; 2) training programs for commissioners and inspectors have been prepared and approved by the ANP; 3) 19 instructors give courses to officers using the programs, and the ANP is managed through an effective organizational structure; 4) eight programs have been fully developed and 326 new commissioners and inspectors, including 27 women, have been trained. Nineteen of these have been trained since 2017; 5) the sixth year of the project was marked by the development and initial implementation of the ANP’s 2015-2018 strategic plan.