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1 Planting Seeds of Change Bangladesh/Portland: A Policing Partnership Sgt. Tim Sessions, Asst. Project Mgr.

2 Oregon National Guard State Partnership Program 62 state partnerships Mission Enhance the United States ability to build positive, enduring relationships with developing nations that improve long-term international security and enhance goodwill

3 SPP State Partnerships Bangladesh Cambodia Thailand Panama Nicaragua Mongolia Morocco Kyrgyzstan Suriname Tunisia Croatia / Poland Norway Armenia WA Ghana Russia AK MT ND OR MN Turkmenistan GU Philippines Ukraine / Nigeria HI CA Indonesia NV Kazakhstan State Partnership KEY Associate State Partnership Bilateral Relationship State Partnership & Bilateral Relationships ID AZ UT WY NM CO Costa Rica Slovenia / Jordan SD NE TX KS Czech Republic OK IA MO AR LA WI IL MS Serbia / Hungary Slovakia Latvia TN AL GA Peru NC FL Bolivia Guatemala Belize / Romania Uzbekistan Honduras / Azerbaijan Dominican Republic El Salvador Macedonia/ Senegal Montenegro Lithuania ME S. Africa VT N H NY MA MI RI Bahamas PA CT NJ Uruguay IN OH Albania DE Trinidad-Tobago WV KY VA MD SC Ecuador Bulgaria Georgia Paraguay D.C. Jamaica Tajikistan Guyana/ Venezuela VI PR

4 International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program ICITAP

5 About ICITAP Located in the Criminal Division of the Dept. of Justice Full-service law enforcement development Programs in 38 countries; 19 field offices (most are located in U.S. embassies)

6 Bangladesh Former British Colony Population 168M expected to be 222M by 2050 World s 8 th most populous country in an area slightly less in size than Iowa 2,914 people per sq. mile Most densely populated country in world 4th largest Muslim population in world behind Indonesia, Pakistan, and India Bangladesh is a fairly new country- formally East Pakistan-Independence 1971) Bangladesh operates under 1-Police Force of 141,000 officers Police still operate from the British Police Act of 1861 LLEA

7 I promise you will experience a cultural diversity change that you will never receive in a classroom Karl Clark ICITAP-former Bangladesh Program Manager

8 August 22 nd, 2011 ICITAP Hosted the PPB Bangladesh Instructor Orientation

9 Bangladesh Community Policing Partnership Program Objectives Teach Bangladesh police officers and citizens Community Policing strategies and assist them with implementation out in the field. Provide hands-on instruction, modeling and mentoring to Bangladesh police officers and citizens using an embedding strategy. Teach investigative, supervisory and leadership principals to the Bangladesh police at the National Police Academy

10 PPB teams were asked to teach Community Policing in the cities of Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur and in the BNPA -Sardah, Bangladesh

11 Challenges that face the Bangladesh Police Increasing population. Working with government officials. Deep-seated historical mistrust of the police. Student politics that have a powerful voice. Low salaries for law enforcement personnel.

12 Bangladesh Police Constable s Wages and Living Conditions ($70 month)

13 Areas of Instruction Responsibilities of policing in a democratic society. Citizens as an element of police effectiveness. Human rights. What is and isn t community policing. Supervisory and leadership Investigative techniques and strategies. Basic defensive tactics and handcuffing

14 Mission Summary Open lines of communication with the community and share our best practices. Plant seeds of change for the police, community and nation. Demonstrate that there are numerous strategies that can be applied to improve policing services.

15 Members Deployed As of July 2014 in 2 ½ years 110 officers representing 19 divisions. 5 officers from area agencies 2 arson investigators: 1-Fire 1-Detective Four non-sworn members and two citizens travelled with PPB teams.

16 PPB Chief Mike Reese with Rajshahi DIG (police chief) Saddiqur Rahman

17 Team 5 invited to enter the local Mosque in Judgkhai

18 PPB team 13 with graduating classes of sub-inspectors at the Sardah National Police Academy

19 Spending time with children helps remind us why we chose a career in law enforcement

20 How does the Portland community benefit from this project? Immerse PPB in a different culture. Achieve a greater level of understanding. Enhance our existing community policing practices and improve program deliveries.

21 Lessons Learned New appreciation for our justice system and reflection on how fortunate we are to have a community that is engaged with law enforcement. Reinforcement that Community Policing is an ongoing, continuous process. Taking our experiences gained from this project and building additional relationships with our local community partners.

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23 The future of Bangladesh

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