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<strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> ProgrammeQUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>Prepared by:Programme Support, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

ContentsForeword........................................................................................................................iAbbreviations and Acronyms ........................................................................................ iiExecutive Summary .......................................................................................................iSection I: Context..........................................................................................................1(1) Key areas of development and issues ................................................................1(2) Description of the key objectives and outputs of the Project...............................2Section II: Achievements...............................................................................................3(1) Policy <strong>Reform</strong> and Development.........................................................................3(2) Institutional <strong>Reform</strong> or Development ...................................................................6(3) Development Results ........................................................................................13(4) Networks and knowledge sharing .....................................................................14Section III: Organization and Management.................................................................16(1) Organization structure and management arrangements...................................16(2) Staffing or specialized capacities ......................................................................16(3) Budget and delivery by major output.................................................................18(4) Procurement......................................................................................................20(5) Audit ..................................................................................................................24(6) Meeting/workshop .............................................................................................24Section IV: Partnerships..............................................................................................25Section V: Lessons learnt and looking toward the future in the end of <strong>2008</strong> ..............27(1) Lessons learnt from the first quarter.................................................................27(2) Future strategic directions or recommendations ...............................................28<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong>i

ForewordAfter launching of the programme in late 2005 the activities gained momentum last yearcontributing to the improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> byproviding support to the key areas of access to justice.In order to achieve the objective of the programme PRP has undertaken a number ofcomponent activities. This quarterly progress report presents the achievements forthe first quarter (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) of <strong>2008</strong> including other up to date information of theproject implementation to track the progress in line with the Annual Work Plan. TheProgramme Support, Monitoring and Evaluation unit has prepared the report, incollaboration with other team members of the PRP. The report will help to keepabreast management, development partners, government agencies and otherstakeholders of the current status of the programme.We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>, Ministry of HomeAffairs, the Department for International Development (DFID), the European Commission (EC)and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for their continuous support to the<strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme. Our special gratitude also goes to the members of the ProjectSteering Committee for their valuable advice on strategic issues of project implementation.N.B.K. Tripura, ndcAdditional Inspector General, A&OBangladesh <strong>Police</strong>andNational Project Director<strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong>i

Abbreviations and AcronymsADBAIGBLASTBPCAPCCIDDFIDDIGECGoBICTIGPIMEDMoHAMoLJPAMoWCANEANEXNGONPDNUOCCPAPHQPISPMOPMTPRPPSCPSDPSM&EURM&TSBPSRFTPPTSUUNDPUNOPSAsian Development BankAssistant Inspector GeneralBangladesh Legal Aid and Services TrustBangladesh <strong>Police</strong>Contracts Assets and Procurement CommitteeCriminal Intelligence DepartmentDepartment For International DevelopmentDeputy Inspector GeneralEuropean CommissionGovernment of BangladeshInformation Communication TechnologyInspector General of <strong>Police</strong>Implementation Monitoring & Evaluation DivisionMinistry of Home AffairsMinistry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary AffairsMinistry of Women, Children AffairsNational Executing AgencyNational ExecutionNon Government OrganizationNational Project DirectorNational UniversityOne Stop Crisis CentrePreparatory Assistance<strong>Police</strong> Head QuartersProject Implementation SpecialistProject Management OfficeProject Management Team<strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> ProgrammeProject Steering CommitteeProject Support DocumentProgramme Support Monitoring and Evaluation UnitResearch Management & TrainingStrengthening Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>Strategic Results FrameworkTechnical Project Pro-formaTechnical Support UnitUnited Nations Development ProgrammeUnited Nations Office for Project Services<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong>ii

Executive SummaryThe <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme of the Government of Bangladesh is beingimplemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> inpartnership with UNDP, DFID and EC. The Programme was launched in late 2005with the technical and financial assistance from UNDP as lead donor and DFID asmajor cost sharing partner. In 2007 European Commission joined the programme andcontributed two million EURO to integrate the Anti-trafficking of Human Beingscomponent into the program. As per the Project Support Document, the first phase (3years) of the project was due for completion by August 2007. However, the ProjectSteering Committee approved a no-cost extension to the project until December <strong>2008</strong>based on positive findings by DFID’s Output to Purpose Review Mission, which wasconducted in June 2007. There has been a marked acceleration in the progress ofproject activities in first the quarter (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) of <strong>2008</strong>.Policy <strong>Reform</strong> and DevelopmentOne of the major achievements in 2007 was the final drafting of a new Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong> Ordinance, to replace the <strong>Police</strong> Act of 1861, seen as a major stumbling blockto modernization and transformation of the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> into a police service.The Ordinance has been submitted to MoHA for the vetting process.Revision of the <strong>Police</strong> Regulations Bengal 1944 is underway.A new Evidence Act has been drafted and will replace the legislation dating back to1872 as the fundamental foundation to change the current testimony based systemtowards modern hard evidence based investigation and court procedures. Theproposed ordinances have been submitted to MoHA in November 2007 for vettingprocess.Gender Guidelines for the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> has been finalized and released inNovember 2007. Implementation is being monitored by a committee at the thanalevel. Bangladesh lacks services and also appropriate legislation to address domesticviolence. PRP in collaboration with the 'Citizen’s Initiatives” working for preparing a billfor enactment of a new law relating to domestic violence.A new Crime Prevention and Community Safety system has been developed in closecooperation with the <strong>Police</strong> Headquarters and police officers in the field. A manual onCommunity Policing has been drafted for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>.Drafting of Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> initiated topromote the rule of law as well as to set out the standards of conduct expected of<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong>i

Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> personnel. Strategic and Business Plan for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> is infinal stage.PRP has initiated process to draft a new THB Act to tackle Trafficking of HumanBeings (THB). Also development of national protocols for victim referrals is underwaywhich will confirm the role and responsibilities of Ministries and other actors involvedin victim protection and assistanceInstitutional <strong>Reform</strong> or DevelopmentSpecialized capacity building combined with infrastructural expansion, has laid thefoundation for future development and reform processes on a broader scope,involving judiciary and state prosecution bodies in the following areas:Construction of the six (6) new model thanas is one of the most visible developmentsin <strong>2008</strong>. Contract signed between UNDP and LGED for the construction work.Foundation laid in two MTs namely Sonagazi and Katiadi in this quarter.One model Victim Support Center is being established at the Tejgaon Women <strong>Police</strong>Barrack, Dhaka a provision to support victims including short-term accommodation.Contract signed between UNDP and PWD for refurbishment of VSCRefurbishment of CIU at CID Headquarters is underway. Four personnel appointed toCIU and procurement have been completed.An IT (Cyber) Crime Investigation Facility will be established at CID HQ for identifying,preventing, and mitigating cyber-attacks and terrorist misuse of cyber-space. Vendorhiring is in process for suppying necessary equipment and accesories.To establish a THB investigation unit at CID HQ is given primacy to investigate humantrafficking offences to ensure that investigations are conducted throughout the countryin an efficient manner. Contract signed between UNDP & PWD for refurbishment ofUnit.In order to enable the central Forensic Laboratories to carry out the examinations ofsecured evidence and to support the district level in crime scene investigations,equipment support including training is being provided to Dhaka and Chittagongforensic lab.To act as a central research, policy and strategic formulation body for Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong> and to support for preventing local crime, establishment of a Crime PreventionCenter at PHQ is underway.Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> recognizes the need of establishment a special beach unit atCox’s Bazar for the safety and security of the tourists. Evaluation of Beach outpostscompleted and identified the needs and future activities.ICT initiatives for Capacity building:Positioning BP for effective use of ICT, an organogram proposed for the InformationManagement division within the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> covering telecommunications,programme support and information management. Initiative has taken to improve andmodernize <strong>Police</strong>/SSF interface and support to Special Branch (SB) to upgrade 4-track system. The ICT component group is progressing towards the design of theWide Area Network (WAN) for BP. To develop the software enhancements and to<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong>ii

Section I: Context(This section should highlight (1) the key developments and issues related to thesubject area in Bangladesh and (2) description of the key objectives and outputs ofthe project.)(1) Key areas of development and issuesrelated to the subject area in BangladeshBangladesh is a developing nation and a fledgling democracy. The liberation war of1971 left the economy in ruins and since that time Bangladesh has suffered fromfamine, many natural disasters and political instability. The political situation remainsconfrontational and democratic institutions and systems of governance are stillevolving. According to many reports (including the ADB <strong>Quarterly</strong> Economic Updatereleased at the end of October 2003), law and order, crime and corruption are seriousproblems which impact on economic growth and promote insecurity. In the view ofmany individuals and groups, the criminal justice system in Bangladesh is essentiallyimpoverished; crime is underreported and poorly investigated by the police, the courtsystem is slow and inadequate and the prisons are dilapidated and overcrowded.There remains widespread concern about law and order, access to justice and publicsafety at all levels of society.Transnational and large-scale organized crime including human trafficking, moneylaundering, smuggling, white collar crime and crimes against the environment aresignificantly emerging in Bangladesh and representing considerable problems for anunder-resourced, poorly trained and politicized law enforcement agency.Thus, an accountable, transparent and efficient policing service in Bangladesh isessential for the safety and well being of all citizens, national stability and longer-termgrowth and development, particularly the creation of a secure environment which isconducive to consumer and investor confidence. A Needs Assessment studyconducted in 2003 clearly outlines the justification for a <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme tosupport the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>.The <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme aims at improving the efficiency and effectiveness ofBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> by supporting key areas of access to justice; including crimeprevention; investigations, police operations and prosecutions; human resourcemanagement and training; future directions, strategic capacity and oversight;communication and anti-trafficking of human beings. The programme complementsother initiatives for reform in the broader justice sector and is designed to assist<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 1 of 27

Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> to improve performance and professionalism consistent withbroader government objectives.The programme falls into the relevant service line “Justice and Human Rights” of thesecond strategic corporate goal of ‘Fostering Democratic Governance’. Thedevelopment goal is to create conducive environment for poverty reduction inBangladesh through improved human security particularly for the disadvantaged andvulnerable groups including poor women and children.(2) Description of the key objectives and outputs of the ProjectThe purpose of the <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme is to develop a safer and more secureenvironment based on respect for human rights and equitable access to justicethrough police reform, which is more responsive to the needs of poor and vulnerablepeople including women.There are some specific objectives of each component. The key objectives of theindividual components are given below.Crime PreventionTo improve police-community engagement and create an environment that facilitatesprevention of crime and equitable access to justice and minimization of any influencethat may in any manner alter the effective functioning of police.Investigations, Operations and ProsecutionsTo ensure high quality police operations and investigations responsive to the specialneeds of women and children to facilitate the processing of cases in the court and tomove towards modern hard evidence based investigation and court proceduralculture.Human Resource Management and TrainingTo ensure that highly qualified police officers with outstanding ethical and moralprinciples are serving the nation and that well defined Human Resource Managementand Human Resource Development processes will result in unbiased, transparent andeffective recruitment and promotion procedures.Strategy and OversightTo assist Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> in establishing and maintaining the standards, systemsand structures necessary to meet current and future policing needs.Programme ManagementTo ensure sustainable program outcomes are achieved through effective andtransparent management of-program resources and the promotion of collaborativework practices.Anti-trafficking of Human BeingsTo ensure effective investigations, disruption, and interception of trafficking in humanbeings, performed by a gender and child sensitive police service.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 2 of 27

Section II: Achievements(This section should record key results achieved and major impact or change madeby the project during the year. It should cover (1) Policy <strong>Reform</strong> and Development; (2)Institutional <strong>Reform</strong> or Development (including all initiatives or results related tocapacity building); (3) Development Results (as a result of implementing projects atthe local level for change in the lives of the people); (4) Networks and KnowledgeSharing.)The following section along with tables (Annex-I) describes the key achievements infirst quarter of <strong>2008</strong>. A detailed progress against activity is presented in Annex-IV.(1) Policy <strong>Reform</strong> and DevelopmentPolicy Development is a key area of reform. Following the principle that every stateaction has to be based on laws and regulation, several important initiatives have beenundertaken to establish the legal framework, in order to ensure that capacity buildinginitiatives are fully utilized.1.1 New Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance 2007One of the major achievements in 2007 was the drafting of a new Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>Ordinance, to replace the <strong>Police</strong> Act of 1861. The Ordinance has been submitted toMoHA for the vetting process. Being directed by the Chief Adviser’s Office,Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> has started consultation at the grass root level (thana level) forcollecting comments on the New Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance. Also a follow-upreview meeting held on 9 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> at PHQ to formulate strategy on publicfamiliarization of New <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance. First–ever, Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> organized aworkshop on 11 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> to exchange views with NGO’s on the New <strong>Police</strong>Ordinance.1.2 <strong>Police</strong> Regulation Bengal (PRB)Whilst the <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance is the legal framework for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>, the <strong>Police</strong>Regulation Bengal incorporates the operational backbone for every action undertakenby police. Their amendment is nonetheless as important as the enactment of theOrdinance, as the Regulations ensure that the tools needed by Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> arerelevant and specific to address both current and future challenges. The amendmentprocess of the PRB was initiated in April 2007, with a high-level advisory workinggroup (with representatives from BP & PRP) co-opted to oversee the amendmentprocess.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 3 of 27

1.3 Evidence ActAn Evidence Act Drafting Committee (EADC) was assembled in June 2007 to preparethe Amendment to the Evidence Act. On the basis of comprehensive consultationsamong committee members and extensive review of existing documentation duringthe period from June to October 2007, the EADC has:(i) replaced the “Identification of Prisoners and Accused Persons Act” with the“Identification of Convicted, Suspected, Arrested & Crime Scene RelatedPersons Ordinance”, and,(ii) finalized the “Evidence (Amendment) Ordinance”.The proposed ordinances along with a final report prepared by EADC have beensubmitted to MoHA in November 2007 for vetting process. No queries to theamendments of the “Evidence Act” rose yet. MoHA requested comparative study ofthe proposed “Identification of prisoners, accused, suspected and related to the crimescene persons Act”. Proper document presented to MoHA on 17<strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong>.1.4 Law on domestic violenceBangladesh lacks services and also appropriate legislation to address domesticviolence. PRP in collaboration with the 'Citizen’s Initiatives Committee’ working forpreparing a bill for enactment of a new law relating to domestic violence.A seminar on “the Roleof <strong>Police</strong> in PreventingDomestic Violence”was organized tosupport the drafting oflaw on domesticviolence on 6th of<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. AdviserMs. Rasheda K.Choudhury waspresent as a chiefguest. 100 participantsfrom differentInternational andNational NGOsparticipated theAdviser to the Caretaker Government Ms. Rasheda K. Choudhuryseminar with valuableaddressing a seminar on The Role of <strong>Police</strong> in Preventing Domesticsuggestions. A daylongViolence.workshop on the draftbill on domestic violence held in Dhaka organized by the Citizen’s Initiatives.PRP Gender and domestic violence expert attended and facilitated the yearly meetingof the” WE can Campaign” progarmme to end domestic violence organized by Oxfam.Role of police to support the campaign programme was discussed in the meeting.1.5 Gender GuidelinesThe preparation and launching of the first-ever Gender Guidelines for Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong> in November 2007 is a very significant milestone. The implementation of theGender Guidelines is being sensitized police personnel and lead to a gender sensitive<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 4 of 27

e-orientation in the attitude towards women & children. This is vital to enabling thepolice to deliver a more efficient and effective service - a service that promotes a saferenvironment, ensures respect for human rights and provides equal access to justiceand rule of law. It is most desirable that all people whether victims, accused, orwitnesses are treated with dignity and respect. A committee in each of the 11 model thanas will monitor the progress of thegender guidelines. As of this quarter, five MTs (Bhaluka, Chandpur, Uttara,Jessore & Narayangonj) have been formed six members committee. Other MTsare in a process; follow-up of the process is ongoing. A discussion was held with the Superintendent of <strong>Police</strong> (SP) and members of theGender Guidelines (GG) monitoring committee on 17 February <strong>2008</strong> to discussimplementation strategy of GG. Handed over 1000 copies of Gender Guidelines to <strong>Police</strong> Headquarters fordistribution to all Thanas1.6 Community PolicingNine new community-policing forums have been established and equipped withdifferent equipment such as bi-cycles and mobile phones. A manual on CommunityPolicing has been drafted for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>. Consultations on the theme ofcommunity policing with the objective of formulating a common strategy on communitypolicing is ongoing. Community interaction organized with Community Policing Forumat Tabalchuri in Rangamati.Setting up a PRP field office in CHT accomplished and finalized a space for that at the<strong>Police</strong> Superintends Office (SP) in Rangamati. Process for refurbishment willcommence in coming month.1.7 Juvenile Justice StrategyPRP is working closely with the Juvenile Justice Roundtable (JJR) for developing aNational Juvenile Justice Strategy. A National Plan of Action (NPA) on comprehensiveJuvenile Justice Strategy has been drafted in June 2007 by JJR. JJR held on 7February <strong>2008</strong> at PRP office to articulate activities to be implemented in <strong>2008</strong> fromNational Action Plan. PRP’s planned initiatives in <strong>2008</strong> were presented in the meetingshowing major areas in diversion and alternative measures, arrest and investigation,legal reform and monitoring.1.8 Code of ethics and code of conductAt present there is no written code of ethics in Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>. PRP has initiatedprocess for drafting Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> topromote the rule of law as well as to set out the standards of conduct expected ofBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> personnel.1.9 New THB Act.Bangladesh lacks appropriate legislation to tackle Trafficking of Human Beings (THB).PRP has initiated process to draft a new THB Act. Initially a meeting held with theInternational Organization for Migration (IOM) in this quarter.1.10 National referral system for victim supportDevelopment of national protocols for victim referrals has been initiated by the PRPthrough a partnership with other actors in the Government of Bangladesh,<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 5 of 27

Foundation LayingCeremony organized intwo MTs in this quarter.Dr. C.S. Karim Adviserto the CaretakerGovernment for theMinistry of Agricultureand Water Resourceslaid the foundation forSonagazi MT on 5February <strong>2008</strong> and Mr.Nur MohammadInspector General;Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> laidthe foundation forDr. C. S. Karim, Adviser to the Caretaker Government (right) laying theKatiadi MT on 27founding of Sonagazi Model Thana. Mr. Anwar Choudhury- British HighFebruary <strong>2008</strong>.Commissioner to Bangladesh also present (left)2.3 Crime prevention CenterPHQ approved establishment of a Crime Prevention Center to act as a centralresearch, policy and strategic formulation body for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> and to supportfor preventing local crime. Office space has been allotted at 4th floor of PHQ andrefurbishment is in process. DIG Crime will act as the focal point and one ASP willresponsible for managing the center.A meeting was organized with trainers and the senior officials of CMP at Chittagaongfor the possibility of PRP support on further expansion of ‘crime prevention’ trainingactivities in divisional level.2.4 Crime Analysis Intelligence Unit (CIU)The Crime AnalysisIntelligenceUnitestablished in CIDHeadquarters to gather,analyze and disseminateinformation on criminalactivity and the personswho are responsible forcriminal activity. The goalof the unit is to provideinformation to all officersand detectives that willhelp them in theirendeavors to solve crime.The unit will assist andsupport all officers of theMr. Ronald K Noble Sectary General, ICPO-Interpol inauguratingCrime Analysis Intelligence Unit.department with their criminal investigations. Contract signed between UNDP andPWD for refurbishment of CIU at CID Headquarters. Work has commenced onrefurbishing premises. Four personnel appointed to CIU. All procurement have beencompleted and handed over to CID for safekeeping.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 7 of 27

2.5 Victim Support Center (VSC)Victim Support Centers have been conceptualized with the objective of changing theexisting, but in many ways inefficient and outdated, Victim Support facilities toenhance the capacity of police to better respond to the needs of victims. Theestablishment of a pilot Victims Support Center within a policing environment andstaffed by trained police officers and NGO representatives is seen as a significant andgroundbreaking strategy that will provide a focal point for victims to report crime topolice in a safe and secure environment whilst accessing professional services.Initially, one model Victim Support Center is being established at the Tejgaon Women<strong>Police</strong> Barrack, Dhaka. This model will be replicated later in other areas of thecountry. Planning has been completed and approved by PHQ. The layout plan andcost estimation has been finalized by PWD in consultation with PHQ and PRP.Contract signed between UNDP and PWD and work ongoing for refurbishment ofVSC.A study mission of Victim Support Specialist was accomplished to set up a victimsupport facility in small scale in Jessore Kotwali Model <strong>Police</strong> Station.2.6 National THB UnitPlanning to establish a THB unit at CID Headquarters has been completed andapproved by PHQ. PWD in consultation with PHQ and PRP has finalized the layoutplan for the THB Unit and also completed the cost benefit analysis and costestimation. A procurement request for equipment has been placed. Recently the IGPappointed the Head of Central Crime CID as the Commanding Officer for the newTHB unit. Contract signed between UNDP & PWD and work ongoing for therefurbishment of THB Unit. Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> has nominated an Officer in Charge ofUnit and nine personnel. First workshop conducted to identify policies and proceduresfor the ongoing conduct of the THB Investigations and development of draftprocedures for THB investigations model.2.7 Forensic LaboratoriesTwo Forensic Laboratories have been established in Dhaka and Chittagonj. Thefollowing equipment: 20 air conditioners, 10 computer tables and chairs have beenhanded over to Dhaka CID Forensic Lab and another set of: 10 computers, 10scanners, 10 laser printers have been handed over to be installed in different units ofForensic Lab Chittagong according to the needs analysis. Ten cameras with tripodshave been procured and delivered to <strong>Police</strong>. In addition five portable computers(laptop) have been delivered to to Dhaka Forensic lab, which will support four CrimeScene Management Teams and the office of SSP Forensic. Request for theprocurement of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, High performance LiquidChromatograph and related training has been submitted on 28 November 2007 toUNDP. Technical evaluation is in progress started on 2 April <strong>2008</strong>.2.8 Automatic Finger Print Identification System (AFIS)AFIS will be the heart of the new integrated database solution for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>with the capacity to store, compare and pre-match finger and palm prints of suspectsrelated to crime committed in a quantity of minimum 5,000,000 cases.Tender documentation for procurement of Automatic Finger Identification System(AFIS) finalized in cooperation with the CID. Requests for Tenders have beenreleased on 22 November 2007 and a pre-tender briefing was held on 25 November<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 8 of 27

2007 with the vendors in PHQ. Forensic Specialist and International ICT specialistaccomplished technical evaluation and handed over the report to the Project Director(JBIC) on 19 February <strong>2008</strong>. AFIS tender evaluation ongoing. TEC meeting had beenheld on 6 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> (PRP experts: forensic and ICT invited) during which it wasdecided to carry out the “Reference site verification”. The adequate questionnaireprepared by PRP experts and sent to committee members on <strong>March</strong> 18 <strong>2008</strong>. PRPrequested the 30 th of April <strong>2008</strong> as the deadline for the supplier selection.Procurement of the requested in different lots items ongoing. (different stages but inmost of the cases PO are already issued).2.9 Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS)IBIS will perform two major roles; (1) Database for all legal registered firearms inBangladesh and (2) Mechanism to store, compare and pre-classify weapon,projectiles, cartridges and other ammunition fragments related to criminal acts.Technical Evaluation of re-tender responses for procurement of Integrated BallisticsIdentification System (IBIS) completed by the PRP experts (Forensic specialist andInternational ICT specialist) and report presented on 2 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. Despite repeatedsystematically queries so far no respond on further process from ProcurementCluster.2.10 <strong>Police</strong> station fingerprint packProcurement of equipment was requested by the PRP in the middle of 2007 and noofficial information received from the procurement cluster of UNDP on the progress.2.11 <strong>Police</strong> station camera packProcurement of police station camera pack was requested by the PRP in the middleof 2007. Half of items from the procurement list already arrived and some of them likeFax machines were already delivered and installed in selected Thanas. However thevital components of the police station photo studios: Lightening kits and height scalesare missing from the procurement list caused unable to implement the systems.2.12 Cox’s Bazar Special Beach UnitBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> recognizes the need of establishment a special beach unit atCox’s Bazar for the safety and security of the tourists. Workshop/meeting wasorganized from 16-19 <strong>March</strong> at Cox’s Bazar with the participation of SP, OC andrepresentatives from NGO and community people. Evaluation of Beach outpostscompleted and identified the needs and future activities. The NGO namely Phalsstarted construction of outposts.2.13 UN Civ Pol Peace keeping training centerBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> recognizes the importance of establishment a training center forthe participants of BP for UN peacekeeping mission considering their greaterinvolvement. Permanent training room identified at Detective Training School,Rajarbag, Dhaka. Procurement of equipment and refurbishment requested. Existingtraining course reviewed.2.14 Cyber Crime Units (CCU)Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> recognizes the urgent need for cooperation between governmentsand the private sector in identifying, preventing, and mitigating cyber-attacks andterrorist misuse of cyber-space. At present, in Bangladesh, there are no laws in place<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 9 of 27

negotiate special discounts for procuring of MS Office software for the SSF.Subsequently, the ICT Specialist drafted a min-business case for providing thediscounts and submitted to the SSF for their assistance.2.17 ICT and Operational Resources for DMP/PHQ:Equipment list was finalized and discussed with the DMP. Procurement of the agreedequipment is progressing.The ICT component group deployed 3 workstations for CIU with i2 Analyst NotebookSoftware. The group also assisted with deployment of 10 PCs and 4 laptops toForensics in CID and deployed 11 laptops to PHQ for NPD and to the curriculumdrafting committee.2.18 SB support to upgrade 4 track systemMeetings were held with the Additional IG Special Branch on the strategic systemrequirements. SSP Shah Alam, responsible for the ICT development in SB, was alsopresent. During the course of these meetings, the current situation with the ICTsystems used by the Special Branch was mapped out. Current systems and versionsin place are not suitable to be developed as wanted persons applications. Thispossibility may arise with version 3 of the 4track system but the system would have tobe enhanced to accommodate these requirements. SSP Alam was requested toprovide data diagrams from the 4trak system. The AFP office in Dhaka is progressingwith the procurement of ICT equipment for the SB training facility, as arranged earlierby the International ICT Specialist.2.19 <strong>Police</strong> Wide Area NetworkTwo Grameenphone GPRS Internet SIM cards and an EDGE modem were procuredand tested, with the view of deploying these in the BP locations not covered by theBTTB landline services. The EDGE setup was tested in the field (Khulna) by the PRPCommunity Policing specialist and was found to operate satisfactorily. The ICTcomponent group is progressing towards the design of the WAN. This will take intoaccount the scope of the computerization project for the BP, which also has the WANcomponentThe National ICT Specialist verified tariffs and service coverage applicable to the 11model thanas and the installation of WAN Services.2.20 Crime data entry software solutionDocumentation to release funds to DMP for the Data Entry Project was submitted.The funds to develop the software enhancements and to facilitate data entry weretransferred to DMP. The progress is being monitored.2.21 Training initiatives (Details of the training since inception of the programme hasbeen presented in the Annex-III).In-country Training: A number of in-country trainings were organized in this quarter,including: Training of Trainer (ToT): TOT course on Crime Prevention and CommunityPolicing delivered to 31 <strong>Police</strong> officers of Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> from six divisionsorganized in Chittagong from 13–17 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong>.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 11 of 27

Crime prevention and Community safety: Training delivered on Crimeprevention and Community safety to 15 <strong>Police</strong> Officers from Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> inRangamati from 19–21 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. THB Investigation: Training delivered to 78 police personnel of Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong> in three batches to improve the THB investigation capacity held in Dhaka,Khulna and Jessore. Domestic violence and gender sensitization: Three orientation sessions wereorganized on “Gender Sensitivity: key to prevent Violence Against Women” atBhaluka, Pachlaish and Patenga <strong>Police</strong> Stations. 167 police personnelparticipated the orientations.Overseas Training: Following overseas trainings/ study tours were organized inthis quarter: UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (GIFT): Two members fromBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> visited Vienna, Austria to attend conference on “United NationsGlobal Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking” from 13-15 February <strong>2008</strong>. The aim ofthe conference was to insight into current initiatives on THB. Study visit: A six members team consisting representatives from Ministry ofHome Affairs and Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> (BP) visited Hong Kong, Thailand,Singapore and Srilanka from 16-27 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. The aims of the trip were to havean exposure of training facilities of the respective countries police services andreplicate the best practices in BP services. Mr. N.B.K Tripura, Additional InspectorGeneral, Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> and National Project Director, PRP led the team.Training courses: The following training courses are in the process ofdevelopment or in delivery to BP: Constables, SI and ASP: The Constables’ Qualification Program has beenredesigned and presented to Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> for their review and feedback.Course design for ASP and SI are currently under review. Detective training course: The New Detective training Course has beendesigned and submitted to Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> for approval. Latent fingerprint course: Training curriculum developed. Training aids receivedand stored in CID Lab. Course to be held in May/June <strong>2008</strong>. SOCO course: All course curriculum translated (quality check ongoing) intoBangla. Training materials received and stored in CID Lab. Forensic Awareness Course: Ready to be delivered to the Train The Trainers(TTT) participants, needs to be approved by BP. Pilot course will be delivered inApril <strong>2008</strong> to sub-Inspector’s course participants at Mohera, Tangail. Training on crime scene and personal photography: Translation of coursematerials accomplished. Training aids procurement ongoing (so far 1 out of 52items- Evidence refrigerator arrived). Handed over and installed in the ForensicLaboratory on 15 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. Leadership and management training: A letter sent through the NPD to theRCMP Liaison Officer in New Delhi, seeking the RCMP and CPC advice on thefeasibility of delivering CPC online courses through the <strong>Police</strong> Staff College (PSC)computer facilities in Mirpur, Dhaka.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 12 of 27

Media training for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>: TOR for effective media training draftedand process for appointing training facilitator initiated. Training for judges and prosecutors on new Evidence Act.: Course materialsin English is ready for delivery and will be realized after the vetting process ofEvidence Act amendments and Prisoners Identification….Ordinanceaccomplished. Basic ICT trainingNational ICT Specialist arranged for a quotation to print 2200 copies of the BasicICT training course notes. The successful bidder subsequently provided a prooffor review. The National ICT Specialist reviewed the proof and found the quality ofthe proof low. The issue was raised with the printer and, in the absence of asuccessful resolution; the work was assigned to another printing outlet. TheNational ICT Specialist spend a considerable amount of time checking the proofsubmitted by a second printer engaged to print the notes. Proofs prepared by thesecond company were found to be of much better quality and the materials areexpected to be published by the end of April.The provision of training was discussed with the Telecom portfolio who indicatedthat the training could commence from mid-year. There will be a requirement toissue a small request to bid and the process will take a couple of months.A detailed list of training/workshop is attached as Annex-III.(3) Development Results(as a result of implementing projects at the local level for change in the lives ofthe people) Refurbishment of 11 Model Thanas including construction of a reception area,good seating arrangement for visitors, sanitary facilities and the introduction ofService Delivery Centers are designed for greater accessibility, and to supporta more professional services being provided by police to the community.Evaluation of MT’s has identified a significant increase in the number ofGeneral Diary entries (GD) and First Information <strong>Report</strong> (FIR) that indicatespeople are now willing to report crime at the Model Thanas. A core trainer group formed by providing Train the Trainer course on Crimeprevention and Community Policing. These core trainers group will delivertraining on the same subject for their other colleagues. 15 participants received training on crime prevention and community safety.This training will enable the participants for taking effective measures forpreventing crime and community safety. Implementation of Gender Guidelines and gender sensitization training wasdesigned to improve the understanding and realization of gender equalitywithin the police service and a shift towards gender sensitive performance. A platform has been created for community-police engagement by reintroducing“<strong>Police</strong> Open Day” as a regular activity at Model Thanas. Theseare designed for the community to share their problems and for police canseek community assistance in preventing crime.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 13 of 27

Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> and PRP have launched a joint initiative to institutionalizecommunity policing as a broad concept in the whole country. By establishingcommunity policing forums in each district a solid foundation has been createdto shift from colonial styled enforcement towards a modern pro-active peopleoriented policing model, benefiting both, community and police.(4) Networks and knowledge sharing4.1 Knowledge productsA number of knowledge products prepared and disseminated to Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> inthis quarter that includes THB Investigation Manual (English and Bangla version),Criminal Intelligence Analyst Workbook, Proceedings of the Regional CybercrimeSeminar, Scene of Crime Officers Course, Forensic Awareness Module (English andBangla version), First Response to the Crime Scene, Participant’s Handbook onCrime Prevention and Community Safety, Participant’s Handbook on CommunityPolicing and Training of Trainer Course on Crime Prevention and Community Safety.Details in Annex-I.4.2 Model Thana Inauguration and <strong>Police</strong> Open DayTwo model thanas (Narayangonj and Feni) service delivery centers have beenopened in this quarter bring the total number of completed opened MTs to nine.The service delivery center intends for greater emphasis on friendly community policerelations based on mutual understanding, trust and cooperation to prevent crime.<strong>Police</strong> Open Day also organized on the same occasion.Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> re-introduced the “<strong>Police</strong> Open Day” to become the regularmonthly event in each model police station to provide a platform for community–<strong>Police</strong>interaction for effective crime prevention, exchange of information and simply “beingtogether”.4.3 Consultation session on community policingPRP has started consultation across the country on community policing involving thepeople from all walks of life. In continuation of that initiative, a community consultationheld on 19th <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> at Rangamati. A total of 150 participants attended in thesession.4.4 Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Women NetworkPRP has taken initiative to establish the first Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Women network forfemale police officers, which will provide the stage for them to exchange their viewson different issues. A meeting was held in police headquarters to identify theobjectives/activities of the network. A TOR was developed before and now the groupis working what could be the strategy, objectives, and responsibilities of the network.4.5 Regional Cybercrime SeminarThe first regional cyber crime conference was organized from 5-7 November 2007 byBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> with support from PRP and Australian Federal <strong>Police</strong>. Publicationof DVD on cybercrime seminar is underway. Quotations were issued from theproduction of the DVD with the materials from the cybercrime seminar held inNovember 2007. A briefing session was held on 25 February <strong>2008</strong> for the prospectivebidders, vendor selected and production of DVD is in progress.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 14 of 27

4.6 Crime Analyst WorkshopFirst workshop conducted to identify policies and procedures for the ongoing conductof the CIU and draft procedures for the collection, analysis and dissemination ofintelligence4.7 THB Vedio documentariesPRP has taken initiative to prepare a video documentary relating to THB victimawareness. Terms of Reference (TOR) developed for tender of production of songand DVD and tender awarded to the vendor. Preparation for producing music videohas already commenced.4.8 PRP websiteA website for the <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme has been developed under the domainwww.prp.org.bd and uploaded with important project information. The site is beingupdated with the most recent PRP events and serves as a pool of information andexchange mechanism.4.9 Public relation and media initiativesThe following activities have been carried out under public relation and mediainitiatives:• PRP is publishing a bi-lingual newsletter on quarterly basis to disseminateproject related information among the entire spectrum of interested people.After successful publications of three quarterly newsletter in 2007, the firstissue of <strong>2008</strong> is underway to be published. The text items has been approvedby the NPD and necessary pictures were selected.• PRP brochures both in Bengali and English language have been re-publishedthat helps broader audience understand about the project. These brochuresare distributed among visitors, dignitaries and audience of the projectprogrammes in the field level.• The <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme has been assisting the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> inpublishing its monthly magazine ‘The Detective’.• Advocacy materials have been prepared, including folders, brochures,booklets, leaflets, posters etc.• The print media were successfully mobilised to disseminate information onPRP achievements and to recognise their own role in the reform process asthe link between governmental authorities and the society.• 4000 copies of two types of posters designed and printed on Gender andpolice service to sensitize the local community members.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 15 of 27

Section III: Organization and Management(This section should record key results in (1) organization structure and managementarrangements; (2) Staffing or Specialized Capacities; (3) Budget and Delivery bymajor outputs; (4) Procurement; (5) Audit (6) Meeting/Workshop.)(1) Organization structure and management arrangementsUnder the NEX arrangement MoHA as the Executing Agency, in close collaborationwith Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>, and with on-going support from the GoB, is assumingresponsibility for management and implementation of the PRP. The key managementis structured into a policy and advisory body- The Program Steering Committee (PSC)on top level and a Project Management Team (NPD and PM) for day to dayimplementation. A Technical Support Unit (TSU) and a Monitoring and Evaluation Unitare integrated in the project.Office space has been provided by the Inspector General of <strong>Police</strong> (IGP) at the <strong>Police</strong>Headquarters in order to establish a PRP office. This office is expected to enhancecooperation and coordination between PRP and Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>.(2) Staffing or specialized capacitiesCurrent status of PRP staffing as of 31 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> is as follows:Sl.No.PositionNo. ofpost(approved)Onboard VacantManagement Team including support staff1. National Project Director 1 1 02. Project Manager 1 1 03. Project Officer 1 1 04. Admin & Finance Officer 1 1 05.Admin & FinanceAssistant1 1 06. Management Assistant 1 1 07. Project Assistant 1 1 08. Office Assistant 1 1 0Remarks<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 16 of 27

Sl.No.PositionNo. ofpost(approved)Onboard Vacant9. Driver cum Messenger 5 5 0Sub-total 13 13 0Technical Support Team (International Consultant)1. Crime PreventionSpecialist2. Investigation andOperation Specialist3. <strong>Police</strong> Training andExecutive DevelopmentSpecialist4. Crime SceneManagement Specialist5. ICT System and StrategySpecialist1 1 01 1 0Remarks1 0 1 Interview held overtelephone on 5 <strong>March</strong><strong>2008</strong>.Selection Panelfinalized their report.1 1 01 1 06. THB Specialist 1 1 07. Transnational CrimeSpecialist8. Monitoring & EvaluationSpecialistSub-total 8 5 31 0 1 Recruitment underprocess. Short-listeddone by UNOPS.1 0 1 To be recruited for midtermand final evaluation.Technical Support Team (National Consultant/Expert)1. Construction Specialist 1 1 02. <strong>Police</strong> CurriculumSpecialist3. Public Relation Officer 1 1 04. Domestic Violence & 1 1 0Sexual Assault Specialist5. ICT System and StrategySpecialist1 0 0 Recruited and personmonthcompleted1 1 06. Victim Support Specialist 1 1 07. Law <strong>Reform</strong> Specialist 1 0 0 Recruited and personmonthcompleted8. THB Specialist 1 0 1 Recruitment underprocess. Written test andinterview held on 5 th and17 th July 2007respectively but suitable<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 17 of 27

Sl.No.Position9. Monitoring & EvaluationSpecialistNo. ofpost(approved)Onboard VacantSub-total 9 5 2Remarkscandidate not found. Readvertisementwill beinitiated soon.1 0 1 To be recruited for midtermand final evaluationpurpose.Programme Support, Monitoring and Evaluation Team1. Monitoring & EvaluationOfficer2. Monitoring & EvaluationAssociate3. Administration andFinance Assistant1 1 01 0 1 Position vacant due tonew assignment asProject Officer.Fresh recruitment underprocess. Candidate Shortlisting completed.1 1 04. Office Assistant 1 1 0Sub-total 4 3 1Grand total 34 26 6(3) Budget and delivery by major output3.1 Budget and delivery by major output of 1st quarter (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong>Component<strong>Quarterly</strong> Expenditure % ofallocation (Jan.-Mar.08) utilization1. Crime Prevention 1,339,247.98 43,085.00 3.222. Investigation, Operation and344,255.90 270,614.11 78.61Prosecution3. Human Resource Management and84,250.00 24,190.63 28.71Training5. Programme Management 881,053.09 87,986.12 106. Anti-Trafficking in Human Being 91,483.33 11,927.36 13.047. Specialized Capacity Building 446,309.75 119,484.17 26.77Total 3,186,600.05 557,287.39 17.49The above statement shows that only 17.49% of the quarterly allocation has beenexpended. This statement has been prepared based on the ATLAS data available as of31 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. Utilization according to plan seems very low. But, a good number ofrequisitions including $96,970.00 for crime plotting/crime data entry and $30,000.00for public attitude follow-up survey are under process by UNDP as service provider.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 18 of 27

Hence, there is no reflection of such amount in the above statement. Besides, finalCombined Delivery <strong>Report</strong> yet to be received which will reflect the final totalexpenditure within this quarter.A graphical presentation shows below to compare activity wise allocation andexpenditure:$1,600,000.00$1,400,000.00$1,200,000.00$1,000,000.00$800,000.00$600,000.00$400,000.00$200,000.00$-<strong>Quarterly</strong> allocation vs expenditure1. Crime Prevention2. Investigation, Operation and Pro...3. Human Resource Management an.5. Programme Management6. Anti-Trafficking in Human Being7. Specialized Capacity Building<strong>Quarterly</strong> allocationExpenditure (Jan.-Mar.08)3.2 Budget utilization for <strong>2008</strong> (up to <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>)ItemAmount (US$)% ofutilizationTotal Budget for <strong>2008</strong> 11,016,741.00Expenditure557,287.39 5.06(as per Budget Balance <strong>Report</strong> as of 31 Mar.<strong>2008</strong>)Expenditure(including under process)2,012,745.14 18.273.3 Project Budget Utilization (since inception to <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>)Total ProjectYearly ExpenditureBudget 2005 2006 2007$16,669,669 $297,916(2%)$2,241,978(13%)$3,534,304(21%)<strong>2008</strong>(Till Mar.08)$2,012,745(18.27%)A graphical presentation on utilization of total budget is as below:TotalExpenditure% of TotalUtilization8,086,943 48.51<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 19 of 27

Total project budget utilization49%51%Expenditure (cumulative)Unutilized budgetAn amount of US$8,582,726.00 still unutilized of the total project Budget. A bulkamount allocated (Approx. USD 5.0 million) for the construction of new model thansis included in the said amount.(4) ProcurementAs per work plan <strong>2008</strong>, PRP has undertaken a number of procurement of projectinputs. A table describes the procurement processes initiated both under DCS andNEX up to <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> enclosed as Annex-II.4.1. Procurement status for this quarter (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>)The table below illustrates procurement initiated in the first quarter (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) of<strong>2008</strong>.Sl. Item descriptionno.DCS1. Equipment for CriminalIntelligence Unit2. Bicycle, Torch light and Unbrellafor Narayangonj Sadar ModelThanaNEX3. SIM cards from Grameenphone forAmount(US$)Status2,887.00 Under process.Request sent on 16 Jan.08.6,284.00 Procured.Request sent on 21 Jan. 0824.00 Procured.Request sent on 17 Jan.08Model ThanasDCS4. EDGE Modem with SIM Card for $1,926.00 Procured<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 20 of 27

Sl. Item descriptionno.Constables training course draftingteam5. Training equipment for UN PeacekeepingMissions6. Documentary (DVD) on RegionalCybercrime SeminarAmount(US$)Status$16,500.00 Under process.Request sent on 12 Feb.08$2,500.00 Under processRequest sent on 12 Feb.087. Crime plotting/Crime data entry $96,970.00 Procured.Request sent on 14 Feb.088. Refurbishment of UN CIVPOL $2,000.00 Under process.training centerRequest sent on 17 Feb.089. Infra-structure for SSF operations $82,000.00 Under process.Request sent on 6 Mar. 0810. Low-end Network laser printer $367.00 Under process.Request sent on 6 Mar. 0811. Furniture for Patenga ModelThana$2,000.00 Under process.Request sent on 13 Mar.0812. Furniture for Research Center atPHQ$1,500.00 Under process.Request sent on 13 Mar.0813. SIM card with EDGE modem forPlanning Section, MoHA$258.75 Under process.Request sent on 17 Mar.08Total $215,216.75 -The following chart presents procurement completed and under process for <strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> in both DCS and NEX modalities.Procurement status for the 1st quarter of <strong>2008</strong>51%49%CompletedUnder process<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 21 of 27

In the 1st quarter (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) of <strong>2008</strong>, a total of $215,216.00 has been lodged forprocurement out of which procurement completed amounts to $105,204.00 (49%) andprocurement under process amounts to $110,012.00 (51%).4.2. Procurement initiated in <strong>2008</strong>The chart below shows month wise procurement initiated up to the end of 1st quarter(<strong>March</strong>) of <strong>2008</strong>.$250,000.00Month-wise procurement initiated in <strong>2008</strong>$200,000.00$150,000.00$100,000.00Amount (US$)$50,000.00$-<strong>January</strong> February <strong>March</strong> TotalAmount (US$) $9,195.00 $119,896.00 $86,125.75 $215,216.75The chart above shows that a total of $215,216.75 has been placed for procurement in<strong>2008</strong> out of which $9,195.00 in <strong>January</strong>, $119,896.00 in February and $86,125.75 in<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> were placed for procurement.4.3 Procurement scenario as of <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> (since inception)Year-wise procurement scenario$3,500,000.00$3,000,000.00$2,500,000.00$2,000,000.00$1,500,000.00$1,000,000.00Amount (US$)$500,000.00$-2005 (Jan.-Dec.)2006 (Jan.-Dec.)2007 (Jan.-Dec.)<strong>2008</strong> (until<strong>March</strong>)TotalAmount (US$) $121,816.1 $1,224,198. $1,814,106. $215,216.7 $3,375,338.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 22 of 27

Since the inception of the PRP until <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>, a total of $ 3,375,338.47 was lodgedfor procurement in both DCS and NEX modalities. The project commenced operationsin mid 2005 and placed $121,816.00 of procurement orders within that year. In 2006PRP initiated $1,224,198.00 of procurement orders. During 2006 a number of vehicleincluding pick-ups and motor cycles were procured for model Thanas and variousspecialist police units. In 2007 PRP had also planned to resource and equip specialistunits i.e. CCU, VSC, Forensic Labs, CIU, National THB Unit and the various trainingfacilities. A total of $1,814,106.87 was allocated for procurement of these items.4.4 Settlement of pending procurementThe table below shows that the settled pending procurement in 1st quarter (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) of <strong>2008</strong>, which were initiated in the last couple of months.Sl. Item description Amount Statusno.DCS1. Portable Computer (5 unit) 10,750.00 Request sent on 27 May20072. Desktop Computer (10 unit) 12,900.00 Request sent on 27 May20073. Mid-range Server 11,950.00 Request sent on 18 June20074. Desktop Computer (3 unit) 5,250.00 Request sent on 12 July20075. Desktop Computer (7 unit) 11,914.00 Request sent on 17 July20076. Desktop Computer (1 unit) 1,702.00 Request sent on 25 July20077. Desktop Computer (4 unit) 5,688.00 Request sent on 6 August20078. Desktop Computer (10 unit) 14,220.00 Request sent on 8 August20079. UPS (10 unit) $1,094.09 Request sent on 27 May200710. Digital Camera (12 unit) withtripod and memory stick$15,870.23 Request sent on 12 June200711. Whiteboard (2 unit) for PTC,Tangail$42.38 Request sent on 14 May200612. Whiteboard (1 unit) <strong>Police</strong>Training School, Khulna$21.19 Request sent on 14 May200613. Refrigerator (1 unit) $504.02 Request sent on 3 October200714. EDGE Modem (15 unit) $1,863.22 Request sent on 10February <strong>2008</strong>15. HP LaserJet Color Printer (1 unit) $1,066.79 Request sent on 4 Sept.2007<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 23 of 27

Sl. Item description Amount Statusno.16. Spiral Binding Machine (2 unit) $453.02 Request sent on 14 May200617. Air Conditioner for CIU (2 unit) $1,490.57 Request sent on 17 July200718. Keyboard, Mouse and blank CDs $136.00 -for PHQ19. Photocopy toner for MoHA (5 $203.39 -unit)20. Sony DVD Player $115.45 Request sent on 16 Mar.200621. Sony Digital Camera (2 unit) $569.93 Request sent on 17 July200722. Forensic equipment $57,554.00 Request sent on 20 May200723. Chemical for ForensicLaboratories$29,957.00 Request sent on 27 May200724. Sony color television $574.31 Request sent on 2 Oct.200725. Furniture for Computer (1 unit) $145.20 Request sent on 14 May200626. Furniture for Computer (10 unit) $1,565.40 Request sent on 29 May200727. Color laser printer $1,388.28 Request sent on 4 Sept.200728. Laptop (2 unit) $3,916.41 Request sent on 7 Oct.200729. HP laser printer (10 unit) $2,089.73 Request sent on 7 Oct.200730. Motorola equipment $295,550.00 -Total $490,544.61 -(5) AuditForeign Aided Project Audit Directorate (FAPAD) audit was undertaken from 13-17<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> for the calendar year 2007. Audit report received by PRP on 3 April <strong>2008</strong>.A total of three observations were made related to project financial management.Among the observations, one observation was considered as medium and other werelow risk category. PRP is preparing reply to the observations.(6) Meeting/workshop5th Project Steering Committee Meeting of <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme held on 4<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. Meeting minutes prepared and circulated to all respective members.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 24 of 27

Section IV: Partnerships(This section should record key results in building institutional partnership and howthese are being used to mobilize support, institutionalize project processes andactivities and others.)Much emphasis was given to establish effective partnership with the compatibleinstitutions both national and international (government and NGOs) to establish broadalliances of partners, capable of making concrete and tangible contribution to the<strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> in Bangladesh. Accordingly PRP is continuously exploring suitableorganization and institution as potential partners in various areas under differentcomponent activities. The European Commission has signed a cost-sharing agreement with UNDPworth 2,000,000 Euro (US$ 2,369,669). This funding will be utilized to improvethe capacity of BP to investigate cases of THB, to ensure witness protectionand to increase access to justice for victims of human trafficking from lawenforcement prospective and to develop a comprehensive National ReferralSystem for victims of crime. Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> and PRP are working with UNICEF to coordinate theJuvenile Justice Roundtable (JJR) and to develop a Juvenile justice strategyfor Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>. PRP is closely working with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)to incorporate and align their financial support for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> in orderto achieve synergy effects and to avoid duplication. Australian Federal <strong>Police</strong> (AFP) and the UK <strong>Police</strong> College in Bramshillbecame major partner in police management training. They will provideindividual and independent services and support to Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>coordinated through PRP. PRP has supported Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> to establish linkages with the SouthEast Asian <strong>Police</strong> University Association in South Korea, which resulted in aflourishing partnership and permanent cooperation between Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong> training institutions and the PUA. 10 NGOs have been identified for establishing partnership for the victimsupport referral services (victim of any type of crime including trafficking).Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been drafted. They will commencework, as soon as the Victim Support Center refurbishment in Tejgaon, Dhakawill be accomplished.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 25 of 27

9 Community Policing Forum have been established to work with Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong> for effective crime prevention. Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>, PRP and IOM formulized an excellent partnership tostrengthen activities in the fight against Human Trafficking.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 26 of 27

Section V: Lessons learnt and lookingtoward the future in the end of <strong>2008</strong>(This section should record (1) lessons learnt from the first quarter and (2) futurestrategic directions or recommendations.)(1) Lessons learnt from the first quarterIn the course of implementation of project activities, a good number of lessons werelearnt including the following: As trainings and workshops are not magic wands and they need to bepreceded and followed by actions for gender equality, the police needs tocreate a strong and shared commitment to gender equality and women’sadvancement. Developing comprehensive juvenile justice in Bangladesh, the Children Act.1974 has to be reviewed and modernized. Political commitment and nationalconsensus is a must for revamping juvenile justice issue. There is a particular need to establish an investigation unit with the primacy toinvestigate human trafficking offences throughout the country in an efficientmanner. Establishment of a victim support center within the Unit of Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>with a provision to support victims including short term accommodation cangreatly enhance the service provides by the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>. Strategic partnership with the key victim support organizations (governmentand NGOs) in the country can assist in victim support and investigating humantrafficking. These partnerships can enhance the service delivery ofBangladesh police. The agreement between a various South East Asian countries to allow theirrespective heads of THB Units to meet on a regular basis was seen as a verypositive initiative. This type of meeting can facilitate the flow of intelligence,encourage transnational investigations and ensure all avenues ofinvestigations are available to police. Reduced or no political interference can bring positive changes in theperformance and professionalism of <strong>Police</strong> activities.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 27 of 27

Given the change in the political scenario and improved professionalism in<strong>Police</strong> action, the <strong>Police</strong> are regaining their lost image, which is reflected in theincreased number of crimes reported at the Model Thana <strong>Police</strong> reform is a process of continuous development.(2) Future strategic directions or recommendations PRP as partner of Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> will extend its activities into the CHT towork on community policing and community partnership. A PRP office to beestablished in Rangamati to coordinate the reform process of police in CHT. Victim support facility in small scale at Jessore kotwali model thana will be setup to support the local needs. PRP will establish a think-tank team to provide expertise for other UNDPinitiatives on lessons learnt e.g. how to achieve sustainability beyond projectlifetime throughout strategic planning and successful implementation. PRP will develop closer links with other UN agencies to coordinate lawenforcement and law reform initiatives with related practice areas. PRP and Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> will bring their activities closer to judiciary reforminitiatives. PRP will encourage Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> to select a cadre of officers for itstraining institutions and start actively participating in reorganizing the entirerecruitment and education system. PRP will ensure that PHQ will keep the <strong>Police</strong> Open Day as an integral part ofthe overall community policing and crime prevention policy. Victim Support, domestic violence and gender sensitization issues as well asincreasing the number of female police personnel shall get priority. PRP will expose Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> to regional and internationalenvironments’ on the operational and policy levels in order to integrate theminto police environment outside of Bangladesh.<strong>Quarterly</strong> <strong>Progress</strong> <strong>Report</strong> (<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong>) <strong>2008</strong> Page 28 of 27

Annex-IPolicy Advisory Services,Training and Capacity Building Initiativesand List of Knowledge products(<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>)

Table 2.1: Policy Advisory ServicesNo.Policy Support SubjectArea or TitleName of Ministry,Department orOrganization1. <strong>Police</strong> Act. Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>2.AdvisorsDrafting Committeeand translatorServiceDates(from/to)<strong>January</strong><strong>2008</strong>No. ofDaysValue ofService(US$)Final ProductAnnex-I25 days 3,000 Draft Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>Ordinance (BanglaVersion)Table 2.2: Training/Capacity BuildingIn-CountrySl.No.Training or Capacity BuildingInitiative (Name/Topic)1. ToT on Crime Preventionand Community Policing2. Training on THBInvestigation3. Training on THBInvestigation4. Training on CrimePrevention and CommunitySafety5. Training on THBInvestigationMinistries orOrganizationsBangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Date13-17 Jan.<strong>2008</strong>13-17 Jan.<strong>2008</strong>27-31 Jan.<strong>2008</strong>19-21 Jan.<strong>2008</strong>24-28 Feb.<strong>2008</strong>LocationNumber ofParticipantsKey Results or OutcomeChittagong 31 Established a pool of trainers inBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> with enhancedprofessional capacity for conductingtraining in the area of CrimePrevention and Community Policing.IDSL Dhaka 25 Increased knowledge on effectiveinvestigation technique on humantrafficking.Khulna 22 Increased knowledge on effectiveinvestigation technique on humantrafficking.Rangamati,CHT15 Enhanced knowledge on communitysafety and crime prevention that willhelp for developing interventionprograms in BP.Jessore 31 Increased knowledge on effectiveinvestigation technique on humantrafficking.Page 1 of 4

Sl.No.Training or Capacity BuildingInitiative (Name/Topic)6. Gender Sensitivity: Key toprevent violence againstwomen7. Gender Sensitivity: Key toprevent violence againstwomen8. Gender Sensitivity: Key toprevent violence againstwomenOverseas:Ministries orOrganizationsBangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Date27 February<strong>2008</strong>18 <strong>March</strong><strong>2008</strong>19 <strong>March</strong><strong>2008</strong>LocationNarsingdiModel ThanaPanchlaishModel ThanaPatengaModel ThanaNumber ofParticipants605651Key Results or OutcomeKnowledge and awarenessincreased on gender sensitivity,have led to better understanding andrealization of gender equality andshift towards gender sensitiveperformance.Sl.No.Training or Capacity BuildingInitiative (Name/Topic)1. UN GIFT (Global initiative toFight Human Trafficking)2. Study visit to Hong Kong,Thailand, Singapore and SriLankaMinistries orOrganizationsBangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>Date13-15 Feb.<strong>2008</strong>16-27 Mar.<strong>2008</strong>LocationVienna,AustriaHong Kong,Thailand,Singapore andSri LankaNumber ofParticipantsKey Results or Outcome2 Knowledge increased on UN globalinitiatives in the area of THB.6 Assessed best practices on trainingfacilities of the respective countriespolice services to replicate the bestpractices in BP services.Table 2.3: List of Knowledge ProductsSl.No.Knowledge ProductsAuthors1. PRP Website National ICT Systemand Strategy Specialist2. Publication of Brochureof PRPPublic Relation Officer,PRPBudget(USD)CompletionDateKey result or outcome- Ongoing Dissemination of basic information of theprogramme including sharing of reports,publications, news and current events make thePRP visible to everyone.175.70 <strong>March</strong><strong>2008</strong>Shared the programme in a brief manner withthe different development organizations, civilsociety and the people in general so that theyknow about the PRP.Page 2 of 4

Sl.No.Knowledge Products3. THB InvestigationManual4. Criminal IntelligenceAnalyst Workbook5. Proceedings of theInaugural RegionalCybercrime Seminar6. Scene of Crime OfficersCourse7. Forensic AwarenessModule8. First Response to theCrime Scene9. Participant’s Handbookon Crime Prevention andCommunity Safety10. Participant’s Handbookon Community PolicingAuthorsInternational THBSpecialistInternational THBSpecialistInternational ICTSystem and StrategySpecialistCrime SceneManagement andForensic ScienceSpecialistCrime SceneManagement andForensic ScienceSpecialistCrime SceneManagement andForensic ScienceSpecialistCrime Prevention andCommunity SafetySpecialistCrime Prevention andCommunity SafetySpecialistBudget(USD)CompletionDate5700 <strong>January</strong><strong>2008</strong>7000 February<strong>2008</strong>1760 <strong>January</strong><strong>2008</strong>6580 <strong>January</strong><strong>2008</strong>8780 <strong>March</strong><strong>2008</strong>4390 <strong>January</strong><strong>2008</strong>6140 <strong>March</strong><strong>2008</strong>5710 February<strong>2008</strong>Key result or outcomeEnhanced the understanding by police of theissues that relate to human trafficking inBangladesh.Enhanced understanding the role of intelligencein supporting law enforcement decision makingand effective implementation of intelligenceprocess.Facilitated to increase knowledge on cyber andtechnology related crime which is on theincrease and current trends indicate that it willbe a significant issue in South-East Asia.Introduced BP to the proper methods of sceneof crime.Introduced BP Officers to the proper methods ofprotecting and searching a crime scene.Increased knowledge of the first responsibleofficer’s on the crime scene management.Provided BP officers with a range of knowledgeof community safety and crime prevention anddeveloped skills for developing interventionprogramme in BP.Provided BP officers and community memberswith a range of knowledge mobilizingcommunity for prevention of crime and solvedthe problems of community through communitypolicing.11. Training of Trainer Crime Prevention and 5260 <strong>March</strong> Provided BP officers with a range of knowledgePage 3 of 4

Sl.No.Knowledge ProductsCourse on CrimePrevention andCommunity Safety12. Forensic AwarenessModule (Bangla version)13. THB InvestigationManual (Bangla version)AuthorsCommunity SafetySpecialistCrime SceneManagement andForensic ScienceSpecialistInternational THBSpecialistBudget(USD)CompletionDate1270 <strong>March</strong><strong>2008</strong>1050 <strong>March</strong><strong>2008</strong>Key result or outcome<strong>2008</strong> of training techniques on community safety andcrime prevention and developed skills fordeveloping intervention programs in BP.Introduced BP Officers to the proper methods ofprotecting and searching a crime scene.Enhanced the understanding by police of theissues that relate to human trafficking inBangladesh.Table 2.4: List of Implementation Grants or Initiatives- Not ApplicableSl.No.1.Project InitiativeLocation/PlaceBenefitingOrganizationor communityTotalBudgetNumber ofbeneficiariesKey result or outcomePage 4 of 4

Annex-IIProcurement statusSince <strong>January</strong> 2007 to <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>

Procurement StatusSl.Item descriptionNo.<strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong> 2007DCS1 Training equipment to accommodate Scene ofCrime Officers Course and FingerprintExaminers CourseRequestdate21-Jan-07 $Amount (USD)Status60,000.00 Procurement under process2 Computer accessories for CIU Workstation (3 22-Mar-07 $ 6,000.00 Procurement under processunit)Sub-total - $ 66,000.00 -NEX3 Leather bag for seminar participants (80 pcs) 15-Jan-07 $ 594.05 ProcuredAnnex-II(since <strong>January</strong> 2007 to <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>)4 Printing of Notebook and folder for PRP 25-Feb-07 $ 732.60 Procured5 PRP diary (600 pcs) 25-Feb-07 $ 1,441.76 Procured6 Printing of PRP Newsletter (6500 pcs) 21-Mar-07 $ 345.08 Procured7 Booklet- Universal Declaration of Human Rights 25-Mar-07 $ 115.12 ProcuredSub-total - $ 3,228.61 -Total (DCS+NEX) - $ 69,228.61 -April-June 2007DCS8 Panasonic brand Hybrid PABX for Bhaluka MT 17-Apr-07 $ 2,473.00 Procured and Installed inBhaluka MT9 Hyundai Water Dispenser for MTs (11 unit) 25-Apr-07 $ 2,978.00 10 unit Water dispenserprocured and delivered to MTsexcept Dhanmondi MT10 Phoenix Bi-cycle for Bhaluka MT (100 unit) 25-Apr-07 $ 8,071.00 Procured and delivered on 23April 200711 Nishica Re-chargeable Torch Light for BhalukaMT (100 unit)26-Apr-07 $ 2,201.00 Procured and delivered on 23April 200712 Panasonic brand Hybrid PABX for MTs (10 unit) 10-May-07 $ 48,701.00 Procured13 Mobile phone for Bhaluka MT (12 unit) 16-May-07 $ 709.00 Procured and delivered on 23April 200714 Forensic training equipment 20-May-07 $ 57,554.00 procured15 20 unit laptop for drafting <strong>Police</strong> Act Committee 22-May-07 $ 39,239.00 Procured on 25 June 200716 Changing <strong>Police</strong> Theories for 21st century, 2nd 22-May-07 $ 4,370.00 Procureded. (100 copies)17 One mid-range server with backup tapes 18-Jun-07 $ 13,686.00 Procured1

Sl.RequestItem descriptionAmount (USD)No.date18 Chemicals for forensic laboratories 27-May-07 $ 22,957.00 ProcuredStatus19 IT equipment for the forensic laboratories 27-May-07 $ 40,000.00 Partially procured20 Supplementary hardware equipment for 29-May-07 $ 29,000.00 Partially procuredforensic laboratories fit out21 Crime Scene Van for laboratories (2 unit) 31-May-07 $ 176,000.00 Procurement under process22 <strong>Police</strong> station camera pack and basic crime 12-Jun-07 $ 29,000.00 Partially procuredscene preservation equipment23 36 set of spare parts for <strong>Police</strong> Pick-up $ 10,984.68 Procured24 Curtain fittings at the window of PRP premises $ 730.00 Procured25 ICT equipment (switch) (1 unit) 7-May-07 $ 109.41 ProcuredSub-total - $ 488,763.09 -NEX26 Bannar, fastoon and fastoon stand for PRP 7-May-07 $ 173.89 Procured27 PRP brochure in English and Bangla 7-May-07 $ 393.82 Procured28 Booklet- "Paribarik Nirzatan" (40 pcs) 7-May-07 $ 29.18 Procured29 Leather bag for workshop participants (10 pcs) 7-May-07 $ 495.99 Procured30 Stationaries for Uttara MT 7-May-07 $ 301.05 Procured31 Pen drive (20 pcs) 27-May-07 $ 410.07 Procured32 40 copies of book (What is a girl? What is a 7-Jun-07 $ 17.57 Procuredboy?)33 Printing of PRP training strategy paper 7-Jun-07 $ 401.17 Procured34 Leather bag for workshop participants (10 pcs) 7-Jun-07 $ 58.57 Procured35 Metal engraving board for Uttara MT 20-Jun-07 $ 168.37 Procured36 Printing of PRP Newsletter (6500 pcs) 26-Jun-07 $ 684.61 ProcuredSub-total $ 3,134.28 -Total (DCS+NEX) $ 491,897.37 -July-September 2007DCS37 Mobile set-83, Bicycle-389, Torchlight-549 and 12-Jul-07 $ 47,865.00 Procuredumbrella-549 for Narsingdi, Chandpur andPanchlaish MTs38 Three large monitor workstation for Crime 15-Jul-07 $ 5,250.00 Procurement under processInvestigation Unit39 One double cabin pick-up for THB $ 12,000.00 Procurement under process2

Sl.RequestItem descriptionAmount (USD)StatusNo.date40 Procurement for THB Investigation Unit 17-Jul-07 $ 20,723.00 Partially procured3

Sl.RequestItem descriptionNo.dateAmount (USD)Status41 Three Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) Base 19-Jul-07 $ 269,456.00 Procurement under processStations with antennae and microwavebackhaul links42 Equipment and furniture for nine community 25-Jul-07 $ 17,250.00 Partially procuredpolicing forum43 Equipment for refurbishment of PRP office at 6-Aug-07 $ 18,000.00 Procurement under processPHQ44 Mobile, bicycle, torchlight and unbrella for 7-Aug-07 $ 17,700.00 ProcuredKotowali Thana, Comilla45 Bicycle (140 unit) for Kotowali Thana, Jessore 7-Aug-07 $ 10,864.00 Procured46 Equipment for DMP Crime data entry analysis 8-Aug-07 $ 16,220.00 Partially procuredpurpose47 Equipment for THB Unit 8-Aug-07 $ 2,219.00 Procurement under process48 i2 Analyst's Notebook for CIU $ 10,900.00 Procured49 Mobile, bicycle, torchlight and umbrella for Feni 22-Aug-07 $ 11,000.00 Procurement under processSadar Model Thana50 Automated/Integrated Ballistic Identification 26-Aug-07 $ 500,000.00 Procurement under processSystem (A/IBIS) for BP (Forensic ScienceBranch)51 Color Laser Printer for PRP 4-Sep-07 $ 2,000.00 Procured52 Textbook for Community Policing/Crime 30-Sep-07 $ 4,230.00 Procurement under processPrevention53 Computer, furniture and equipment for Victim 30-Sep-07 $ 31,290.00 Procurement under processSupport Center, Tejgaon, DhakaSub-total $ 996,967.00 -NEX54 Consumables for Panchlaish Model Thana, 19-Jul-07 $ 380.00 ProcuredChittagong55 Printing of Draft New Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>25-Jul-07 $ 819.92 ProcuredOrdinance 200756 Workshop bag and pen 29-Jul-07 $ 415.08 Procured57 Consumables for Jessore Kotwali Model Thana, 16-Aug-07 $ 380.27 ProcuredJessore58 Textbook for Community Policing 28-Aug-07 $ 22,070.65 Procured59 Consumables for Chandpur Model Thana, 23-Sep-07 $ 214.89 ProcuredChandpur60 Foreign Frame 25-Sep-07 $ 646.02 ProcuredSub-total $ 24,926.83 -Total (DCS+NEX) $ 1,021,893.83 -October - December 2007DCS61 Equipment for the <strong>Police</strong> Chemical Laboratory 28-Nov-07 $ 220,000.00 Procurement under processplus adequate training62 Color television 2-Oct-07 $ 574.31 Procured4

Sl.RequestItem descriptionAmount (USD)No.date63 Refrigerator (1 unit) 3-Oct-07 $ 504.02 ProcuredStatus64 Training aids for mobile forensic training team 7-Oct-07 $ 7,000.00 Procured65 Equipment for DMP 7-Oct-07 $ 2,800.00 ProcuredSub-total $ 230,878.33 -NEX62 Pen drive (14 unit) for PRP 22-Oct-07 $ 208.73 ProcuredSub-total $ 208.73 -Total (DCS+NEX) $ 231,087.06 -<strong>January</strong> - <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>DCS63 Equipment for Criminal Intelligence Unit 16-Jan-08 $ 2,887.00 Procurement under process64 Bicycle, Torch light and Unbrella for21-Jan-08 $ 6,284.00 ProcuredNarayangonj Sadar Model Thana65 EDGE Modem with SIM Card for Constables 10-Feb-08 $ 1,926.00 Procuredtraining course drafting team66 Training equipment for UN Peace-keeping 12-Feb-08 $ 16,500.00 Procurement under processMissions67 Documentary (DVD) on Regional Cybercrime 12-Feb-08 $ 2,500.00 Procurement under processSeminar68 Crime plotting/Crime data entry 14-Feb-08 $ 96,970.00 Procured69 Refurbishment of UN CIVPOL training center 17-Feb-08 $ 2,000.00 Procurement under process70 Infra-structure for SSF operations 6-Mar-08 $ 82,000.00 Procurement under process71 Low-end Network laser printer 6-Mar-08 $ 367.00 Procurement under process72 Furniture for Patenga Model Thana 13-Mar-08 $ 2,000.00 Procurement under process73 Furniture for Research Center at PHQ 13-Mar-08 $ 1,500.00 Procurement under process74 SIM card with EDGE modem for Planning 17-Mar-08 $ 258.75 Procurement under processSection, MoHASub-total $ 215,192.75 -NEX75 SIM cards from Grameenphone for Model 17-Jan-08 $ 24.00 ProcuredThanasSub-total $ 24.00 -Total (DCS+NEX) $ 215,216.75 -Grand total $ 2,029,323.61 -5

Annex-IIIStatus of Training/Study Tour/WorkshopAs of 31 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>

<strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> ProgrammeStatus of Training/Study Tour/WorkshopAs of 31 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>Annex-IIIIn-country: TrainingYear-<strong>2008</strong>Sl.# Course title Duration Date Venue/LocationNumber ofparticipants1. ToT on Crime Prevention and05 days 13-17 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> Chittagong 31 (BP)Community Policing2. Training on THB Investigation05 days 13 – 17 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> IDSL Dhaka 25 (BP)(3 rd workshop)3. Training on THB Investigation05 days 27 – 31 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> Khulna 22 (BP)(4 th workshop)4. Training on Crime Prevention and 03 days 19-21 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> Rangamati, CHT 15Community Safety5. Training on THB Investigation 05 days 24-28 February <strong>2008</strong> Jessore 316. Gender Sensitivity: Key to prevent 01 day 27 February <strong>2008</strong> Narsingdi Model Thana 60violence against women7. Gender Sensitivity: Key to prevent 01 day 18 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> Panchlaish Model Thana 56violence against women8. Gender Sensitivity: Key to prevent 01 day 19 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> Patenga Model Thana 51violence against womenTotal 291Sl.# Course title Duration Date Venue/Location1. Basic Computer Training (2 nd Batch) 10 days 7-17 <strong>January</strong> 2007 AIG (Telecom) Computer Lab,PHQYear-2007Number ofparticipants22Page 1 of 10

Sl.# Course title Duration Date Venue/LocationNumber ofparticipants2. Basic Computer Training (3 rd Batch) 10 days 21-31 <strong>January</strong> 2007 AIG (Telecom) Computer Lab,22PHQ3. Study visit to <strong>Police</strong> Training Academy 2 days 2-3 February 2007 Sardah, Rajshahi 064. Training on “Chemical Development of 1 day 28 February 2007 Dhaka Forensic Lab 21Latent Fingerprints”5. Train The Trainer (TTT) Programme 5 days 1-5 July 2007 IDSL, Dhaka 22(1 st course)6. Pilot ICT Training Course (1 st Course) 6 days 7-13 August 2007 AIG Telecom Computer Lab,20PHQ7. Train The Trainer (TTT) Programme 5 days 12-16 August 2007 IDSL, Dhaka 22(2 nd course)8. Pilot ICT Training Course (2 nd Course) 6 days 18-23 August 2007 AIG Telecom Computer Lab,20PHQ9. Pilot ICT Training Course (3 rd Course) 6 days 1-8 September 2007 AIG Telecom Computer Lab,20PHQ10. Gender training for police personnel of 2 days 12-13 September Dhaka 27Uttara and Dhanmondi MTs200711. Human Rights training for the RAB 2 days 4-6 September 2007 Cox’s Bazar 15officers12. Train The Trainer (TTT) Programme 5 days 16-20 September IDSL, Dhaka 22(3 rd course)200713. Train The Trainer (TTT) Programme 5 days 23-27 September IDSL, Dhaka 22(4 th course)200714. Train The Trainer (TTT) Programme 5 days 28 October-1IDSL, Dhaka 18(5 th course)November 200715. Gender training for police personnel of30-31 October 2007 BRAC Inn, Mohakhali 22 (BP)Uttara and Dhanmondi MT16. Training on Crime Prevention and 3 days 4-6 November 2007 IDSL, Dhaka 22 (BP)Community Safety17. Gender Sensitivity: Key to PreventViolence Against Women2 days 17-18 November2007IDB Bhaban, Dhaka31 (BP)Page 2 of 10

Sl.# Course title Duration Date Venue/LocationNumber ofparticipants18. Training on THB Investigation05 days 11 th – 15 th November IDSL Dhaka20 (BP)(1st workshop)200719. Training on Community Policing 3 days 18-20 November Jessore 60200720. Criminal Intelligence Analyst Course 11 days 18-29 November BRAC INN, Mohakhali, Dhaka 25 (BP)200721. Crime Scene Management Training 02 days 21-22 November Manikganj13 (CID, BP)200722. Overview of Intelligence lead policing 1 day 3 rd December 2007 Dhaka 15and strategic intelligence Workshop23. Train The Trainer (TTT) Programme 05 days 25-29 November IDSL, Dhaka 20(6 th course)200724. Training on THB Investigation05 days 2-6 December 2007 Chittagong 20(2 nd Workshop)25. Training on Victim Support Services 02 days 12-13 December Hotel Lakeshore, Dhaka 32200726. Training on Victim Support Services 06 days 26-31 December BRAC Inn, Dhaka 322007Total 591Year-2006Sl.# Course title Duration Date Venue/LocationNumber ofparticipants1. Training on programme management 1 day 18 April 2006 Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka 222. Training on Investigation Practices 05 days September 2006 <strong>Police</strong> Training Centre, Tangail 1003. Training on Human Rights 05 days September 2006 <strong>Police</strong> Training Centre, Tangail 1004. Training on Strategic Planning 1 day 27 <strong>March</strong> 2007 <strong>Police</strong> Staff College, Mirpur 20Page 3 of 10

Sl.# Course title Duration Date Venue/LocationNumber ofparticipants5. Crime scene Management Training 2 days 11-12 October 2006 Narayangonj Sadar Model Thana 396. Crime scene Management Training 2 days 27-28 December Dhanmondi Model Thana 6020067. Basic Computer Training (1 st Batch) 10 days 10-21 December AIG (Telecom) Computer Lab,222006PHQTotal 363In-country: Workshop/meetingYear-<strong>2008</strong>Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants1. Community Consultation 01 day 19 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> Rangamati, CHT 1502. Inauguration ceremony and <strong>Police</strong> 01 day 31 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> Narayangonj Sadar MT 900Open Day3. Inauguration ceremony and <strong>Police</strong> 01 day 5 February <strong>2008</strong> Feni Sadar MT 750Open Day4. 5th Steering Committee Meeting of 01 day 4 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> MoHA 25<strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme held on 4<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>5. The role of police in preventing 01 day 6 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka 100domestic violence6. Cox’s Bazar Beach <strong>Police</strong>, meeting 03 days 16 – 19 <strong>March</strong> Cox’s Bazar 10with SP, ASP, NGO, CommunityCommitteeTotal 1935Page 4 of 10

Year-2007Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants1. Drafting police act (5 th session) 04 days 3-6 May 2007 Cox’s Bazar 152. Drafting police act (6 th session) 02 days 11-12 May 2007 BCDM, Gazipur 153. Drafting police act (7 th session) 02 days 25-26 May 2007 BCDM, Gazipur 164. <strong>Police</strong> Open Day 01 day 23 May 2007 Bhaluka Model Thana 900 (approx)5. 1 st Project Steering Committee meeting 01 day 02 November 2005 Project Management Office 206. 2 nd Project Steering Committee 01 day 08 February 2006 Project Management Office 25meeting7. 3 rd Project Steering Committee meeting 01 day 28 February 2007 MoHA 268. 4 th Project Steering Committee 01 day 9 May 2007 MoHA 20meeting9. Workshop on National Action Plan for 03 days 3-5 April 2007 BCDM, Gazipur 02Juvenile Justice (Roundtable)10. Workshop on Pro-woman Policing 01 day 18 April 2007 BRAC Inn, Dhaka 3011. Workshop on Victim Support Issues 01 day 26 April 2007 BRAC Inn, Dhaka 3012. Follow-up workshop on Pro-womanPolicing13. Inauguration of Service Delivery Centerand <strong>Police</strong> Open Day14. Workshop on National Action Plan forJuvenile Justice (Roundtable)15. Consultative workshop on CommunityPolicing01 day 5 June 2007 PRP conference room 1001 day 7 June 2007 Uttara MT, Dhaka 500 (approx)03 days 23-25 June 2007 Cox’s Bazar 024 days 25-28 June 2007 Jessore 50Page 5 of 10

Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants16. Drafting Evidence Act 01 day 27 June 2007 Hotel Lake Shore, Dhaka 0617. THB workshop to identify an02 days 27-28 June 2007 BRAC Center, Mohakhali, Dhaka 20appropriate investigation model withinBP18. Final sharing and presentation session 01 day 10 July 2007 <strong>Police</strong> Headquarters 100 (BP, PRP)on draft New Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>Ordinance 200719. Heads of Training (HoT) conference, 2 days 12-13 July 2007 BRAC CDM, Rajendrapur 18Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>20. <strong>Police</strong> Open Day 01 day 21 July 2007 Panchlaish MT 56021. Follow-up workshop of Evidence Act 01 day 25 July 2007 CID Headquarters, Dhaka 06Drafting Committee22. Consultative workshop on Community 2 days 1-2 August 2007 Mymensingh 50Policing23. Inauguration Ceremony and <strong>Police</strong> 01 day 8 August 2007 Comilla Kotwali MT 477Open Day24. Workshop on victim support service 01 day 9 August 2007 Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka 7525. Inauguration Ceremony and <strong>Police</strong>Open Day26. Divisional consultative workshop onCommunity Policing27. Inauguration Ceremony and <strong>Police</strong>Open Day28. Consultation on “Women in Policing”network29. Inauguration Ceremony and <strong>Police</strong>Open Day30. Review meeting on the newBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance01 day 20 August 2007 Jessore Kotwali MT 5301 day 18 September 2007 Chittagong 10001 day 27 September 2007 Chandpur Sadar MT 70001 day 5 October 2007 Bengal Art Gallery, Dhaka 1801 day 25 October 2007 Narsingdi Sadar MT 120001 day 27 October 2007 Dhaka 12Page 6 of 10

Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants31. Follow-up Review on Bangladesh 01 day 1 November 2007 Hotel Lakeshore, Dhaka 12<strong>Police</strong> Ordinance 200732. Regional Cybercrime Seminar 03 days 5-7 November 2007 Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka 100+5033. Follow-up Workshop on the03 days 8-10 November 2007 Cox’s Bazar 7Amendment of Evidence Act.34. Divisional Consultation on Community 01 day 13 November 2007 Hotel Naz Garden, Bogra 50Policing35. Launching Ceremony of Gender 01 day 20 November 2007 Hotel Sonargaon, Dhaka 200 (approx.)Guidelines36. Divisional Consultation on Community 01 day 9 December 2007 Sylhet 163PolicingTotal 6115Year-2006Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants1. Project Inception/Consultative01 day 23 February 2006 Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka 150workshop2. Workshop on Model Thana 01 day BIAM, Dhaka3. Consultative Workshop on ModelThana4. Consultative Workshop on ModelThana5. Consultative Workshop on ModelThana6. Consultative Workshop on ModelThana7. Consultative Workshop on ModelThana01 day 22 June 2006 Bhaluka MT, Mymensingh 8001 day 24 June 2006 Patenga MT, CMP 8001 day 25 June 2006 Panchlaish MT, CMP 8501 day 19 July 2006 Narayangonj Sadar MT,80Narayangonj01 day 22 August 2006 Kotwali MT, Jessore 80Page 7 of 10

Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants8. Consultative Workshop on Model 01 day 27 August 2006 Feni MT, Feni 80Thana9. Consultative Workshop on Model 01 day 2 September 2006 Chandpur MT, Chandpur 80Thana10. Consultative Workshop on Model 01 day 5 September 2006 Narsingdi MT, Narsingdi 80ThanaTotal 795Year-2005Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants1. Workshop on responsibilities and 01 day 03 October 2005 Rajarbag <strong>Police</strong> line, Dhaka 250facilities of Model ThanasTotal 250Page 8 of 10

Abroad: Training/Study TourYear-<strong>2008</strong>Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants1. UN GIFT (Global initiative to Fight 03 days 13-15 February <strong>2008</strong> Vienna Austria 2 (BP)Human Trafficking)2. Study visit to have an exposure of 10 days 16-27 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore 06 (BP, MoHA)training facilities of the respectivecountries police services and replicatethe best practices in BP services.and SrilankaTotal 08Year-2007Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants1. Roundtable conference on sharing 02 days 23-24 <strong>March</strong> 2007 New Delhi, India 07experience on <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> in SouthAsia2. Study visit to Royal <strong>Police</strong>, Victim 04 days 09-13 June 2007 Thailand 10Support Center and NGOs working forvictim support, Thailand3. Study visit to Nepal <strong>Police</strong>, Victim 03 days 14-17 June 2007 Nepal 10Support Center and NGOs working forvictim support, Nepal4. Executive Leadership Programme 07 days 15-22 June 2007 Australia 035. Training on Making Governance 06 days 24-30 June 2007 Manila, Philippines 08Gender Responsive (MGGR)6. Training on Crime Intelligence Analysis 10 days 18-30 June 2007 Cambridge, UK 03(in two slot)7. Study visit to Western Australia <strong>Police</strong>Operations Center05 days 13-18 July 2007 Perth, Australia 01 (AIG,telecom)Page 9 of 10

Sl# Events Duration Date VenueNumber ofparticipants8. International Commanders Programme 67 days 4 June - 10 August Bramshill, England 01(ICP) course.20079. On the Edge: Transgression and the 2 days 9-10 August 2007 New York, USA 01 (MoHA)dangerous other10. 19 th Annual Crimes Against Children 4 days 13-16 August 2007 Dallas, Texas 01 (MoHA)Conference11. International Terrorism and Organized 5 days 27-31 August 2007 Anaheim, California 01 (MoHA)Crime Conference 200712. The 5 th Conference on Women Leading 3 days 25-27 August 2007 Melbourne, Australia 2 (BP)Change in Policing13. Executive Leadership Programme, 2 nd 23 days 6-30 September 2007 Sydney, Australia 2 (RAB, DMP)course14. Asian Association of <strong>Police</strong> StudiesAnnual Conference 200703 days 1-4 October 2007 Seoul, Korea 3 (BP, MoHA &NU)15. Training on “Internet as an05 days 5-9 November 2007 Canadian <strong>Police</strong> College,2 (BP)Investigation Tool”Canada16. Seventh Crime Prevention Colloquium 02 days 8-9 November 2007 Oslo, Norway 2 (MoHA, PHQ)17. Workshop for Heads of Specialist 06 days 17-23 November Jakarta, Indonesia3 (BP)Trafficking Unit200718. Conference on International Security 02 days 26-27 November Brussels, Belgium1 (BP)and Emergency ResponseManagement 20072007Total 61Page 10 of 10

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<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking ChartAnnex-IVOutput 1: Crime PreventionActivities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date1.1 Refurbishment of11 Model Thanasfinalized1.2 Supply ofstationeries to ModelThana andimplementation andexecuting Agency1.3 Build six newModel Thanas (one ineach division)1.4 Communitypolicing initiatives ofBP institutionalizedDivisional communityconsultationsCommunity policingstrategy developed,approved and published• Assessment for refurbishment and costingcompleted• Construction of Service Delivery Centrescompleted• Equipment supplied• Furniture supplied• A complete stationery package (pen, paper,pencil, photocopy toner etc.) supplied• Construction plan (plane table survey,building plan, master plan etc.) completed• Detailed cost estimation• Construction of 6 MTs completed• Equipment supplied• Furniture supplied• Five divisional consultations on communitypolicing organized• Community policing strategy developed,approved and published.• Community consultation for 250participants on Community Action Plan. Assessment for refurbishment and costing completed Construction of all (eleven) Service Delivery Centrescompleted ICT and other equipment installed in all 11 MTs. Furniture supplied in 10 MTs except Assessment ongoing for required stationeries. Plane table survey, building plan and master plancompleted. Detailed cost estimation completed. Agreement between LGED and UNDP signed. Foundation Laying Ceremony organized at Sonagazi andKotiadi MTs on 5 February <strong>2008</strong> and 27 February <strong>2008</strong>respectively. Three divisional consultations on community policingheld at Chittagong, Rajshahi and Sylhet division. Consultations on the theme of community policing withthe objective of formulating a common strategy oncommunity policing is ongoing.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 1 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date1.5 Establishment ofCrime preventioncentre and training atPHQ and divisionallevelJoint trainings forCommunity and <strong>Police</strong>Community Policingintroduced andworkshops/trainingsorganized in CHTCommunity Policingand Victim Supportimproved throughoutadvice and support toChittagong Hill TracksProject.<strong>Police</strong> communityOPEN DAY-activitiesCrime preventiontraining for police; Onein each Division• Six Joint trainings for 180 Community and<strong>Police</strong> organized.• Community Policing introduced and twoworkshops/trainings organized in CHT• Community Policing and Victim Supportimproved throughout advice and support toChittagong Hill Tracks Project.• Model Thana inauguration ceremony and<strong>Police</strong> community OPEN DAY organized.• Open House Day organized in every monthin all MTs.• Crime prevention training for police; One ineach Division• Crime Prevention training for model thanaofficers.• Training of Trainer on Community Policingfor 50 trainers. Nine new community policing forums established andprocurement for furnishing these forums has been placedand furniture delivered. Equipment delivery is inprocess. Training on community policing for communitymembers and police officers (60) in Jessore completed. Community consultation held on 19th <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> atRangamati. A total of 150 participants attended in theconsultation. Model Thana inaugurated and <strong>Police</strong> Open Dayorganized in nine MTs namely Bhaluka, Uttara,Panchlaish, Comilla Kotwali, Jessore Kotwali,Chandpur Sadar, Narsingdi and Narayangonj and Feni <strong>Police</strong> Open Day is being organized in all inauguratedMTs on monthly basis with the participation ofcommunity people, local police and Thana police. Training on Crime prevention and Community safetyorganized in Rangamati, Chittagong on 19 th – 21 st ,<strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> “Crime prevention and Community Safety” training forthe model Thana police officers (22) of 11 model Thanascompleted. Training of Trainer (ToT) on Crime Prevention andCommunity Policing for 31 <strong>Police</strong> officers of BP fromsix divisions organized in Chittagong on 13 th – 17 th of<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 2 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date1.6 Improve localpolice services in ruralcommunities throughstrengthening villagepolice; Chawkidarsand Dafadars1.7 Participation inJuvenile JusticeRoundtable (JJR)initiatives –lawamendments (age ofcriminal responsibilityto be revised) draftedand presented to theCaretaker GovernmentNational Action Planapproved andimplemented/otheremerging issues andpilots related tojuvenile justiceEstablish , equip andtrain personnel of crimeprevention centresWorkshop on Crimeprevention strategyDevelop a strategy forutilizing village policein crime reduction andcommunitydevelopmentDesign , develop anddeliver training to thevillage police;Chawkidar and DafadarTraining on role ofpolice in JuvenileJustice• Establish , equip and train personnel ofcrime prevention centres• Workshop on Crime prevention strategy• Develop a strategy for utilizing villagepolice in crime reduction and communitydevelopment• Design , develop and deliver training to thevillage police; Chawkidar and Dafadar• Training curriculum on role of police inJuvenile Justice and approved byBangladesh <strong>Police</strong>.• Training for 20 BP officers on role of policein Juvenile Justice.• Conduction study on pre custody screening.• Monitoring diversion pilot initiatives of 11Model Thanas.<strong>January</strong>, <strong>2008</strong> Office space for Crime Prevention Center allocated PHQand refurbishment is underway. DIG crime will act as thefocal point and one ASP will be responsible formanaging the center. A National Action Plan on comprehensive JuvenileJustice Strategy has been drafted in June 2007 by JJR. Consultations commenced for organizing one dayseminar to determine the age of criminal responsibility inthe framework of the overall Juvenile Justice Action Planprepared by UNICEF. JJR held on 7 February <strong>2008</strong> at PRP office to articulateactivities to be implemented in <strong>2008</strong> from NationalAction. A presentation made on PRP’s initiative in <strong>2008</strong>showing major areas in diversion and alternativemeasures, arrest and investigation, legal reform andmonitoring.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 3 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date1.8 Gendersensitization of thelocal police1.9 Improvedcontribution of BP tothe Victim SupportCentre (VSC) servicesand strong networkingthrough referralservices. NationalReferral Systemdeveloped, approvedand implemented.VSC madeoperational.Integrate gender andjuveniles issues intopolice training.Gender Orientation forModel thanasWorkshop on VSCservicesVSC-services providedthrough service-networkincluding NGOs (HRM)• Drafting Detective training curriculum onJuvenile delinquency, interviewing ofchildren; children as suspect, victimwitness.• Approved of the curriculum by the Ministryof Home Affairs and implementation.• Gender Guidelines for BP developed andpublished.• Formation of Gender Guidelines (GG)committee in all MTs.• Gender Orientation for 120 senior policeofficers.• Gender Orientation for 120 trainers.• Gender Orientation for 240 Model thanaofficers.• Victim Referral System developed andoperational.• One Training Programe for 20 BP onVictim Support Services• Workshop on VSC services• VSC-services provided through servicenetworkincluding NGOs (HRM) Gender Guidelines developed and released in November2007. Handed over 1000 copies of Gender Guidelines to <strong>Police</strong>Headquarters for distribution to all the Thanas Bhaluka, Chandpur, Uttara, Jessore & Narayangonj MTsalready formed the six-member committee. Other thanasare in a process, follow-up of the process is ongoing. Gender Orientation delivered to 167 model thana policeofficers. Victim Support core team meeting was held on 3February <strong>2008</strong> for establishing victim referral services aswell as selection of NGOs. Draft MoA discussed and finalized with suggestions. Capacity building of police to provide professionalsupport of the victim at Halishaha PS in Chittagong. Organized consultations with major service providers,Bangladesh Mahila Parishad and Bangladesh Legal Aidand Services Trust, for draft Memorandum of Article inrelation to victim support referral services. Provided direct support by the PRP Victim SupportSpecialist in collaboration with the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>to two victims in Chittagong and Dhaka on ViolenceAgainst Women (VAW) Draft MoA in relation to victim support referral services,<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 4 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date1.10 Support draftingof law on domesticviolence anddomestic violenceissues addressedthrough awarenessworkshops incooperation withOxfamcirculated for suggestions. Organized meetings with thePHQ for legal status. Suggestions receiving. PHQ, upon request of PRP, selected 12 female policeofficers (8 from DMP, 1 from RAB, 1 from PHQ and 2from SB) to work for VSC, Tejgaon. Training for theselected staffs organized in December 2007 by PRP. Process for procurement of equipment for THB VictimSupport Center is commenced.VSC equipped and • VSC equipped and resourcedresourcedRefurbishment of VSC • Refurbishment of VSC Planning to establish Victim Support Center at TejgaonWomen <strong>Police</strong> Barrack Complex has been completedand approved by PHQ. Contract between PWD and UNDP singed andrefurbishment work ongoing.National ReferralSystem developed andapproved by GoB• National Referral System developed andapproved by GoB• New law on domestic violence drafted andapproved.• Workshop conducted for Publicfamiliarization on the new domesticviolence law. Development of national protocols for victim referralshas been initiated by the PRP through a partnership withother actors in the GoB. A daylong workshop on the draft bill on domesticviolence in Dhaka organized by the Citizen’s Initiativesattended by Domestic Violence Specialist, PRP Attended and facilitated the yearly meeting of the WEcan Campaign progarmme to end domestic violenceorganized by Oxfam. Discussed the role of police tosupport the campaign programme. Provided strategic input to the citizens’ initiativescommittee, drafting the bill on Domestic Violence.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 5 of 23

Output 3: Human Resource Management and TrainingActivities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to dateOrganizational reform and policy development3.1 Strategic and Business Planfor Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> (BP) inCooperation with <strong>Police</strong>Headquarters developed andimplemented.3.2 Human ResourceManagement plan of BPdeveloped3.3 Establish, resource and trainselected personnel of <strong>Police</strong>Research Bureau (PRB) inPHQ.3.4 Strengthen capacity ofexisting planning and researchwing at PHQ.3.5 Code of Ethic and Code ofConduct developed andpublished and approved3.6 Public Relation and MediaStrategy for <strong>Police</strong> developed3.7 Women in policing networkestablished and operational• Strategic and Business Plandeveloped and implemented.• Human Resource Management Plandevelopment.• Code of Ethic and Code of Conductdeveloped and adopted.• Strategy developed (by August) Strategic and Business Plan is in final stage. Two reviewmeeting held in PHQ with the chairpersonship of NPD. Process initiated for drafting Code of Ethics and Code ofConduct for Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>. A meeting was held in police headquarters to identify theobjectives/activities of the network. A ToR wasdeveloped before and now the group is working whatcould be the strategy, objectives, and responsibilities ofthe network. Two workshops held to establish BP Women network<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 6 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to dateHuman resources development; training andcapacity building3.8 SI and constable courses redevelopedin cooperation with<strong>Police</strong> Staff College (PSC), BPAcademy and TrainingInstitutions, printed in Banglaand approved by IGP.3.9 Recruitment process for SIand constables re-developedand approved by IGP3.10 Support and resource PSCto refine curriculum, trainingmaterials and teachingmethodologies3.11 Train the Trainer coursesconducted (4)3.12 Establish formal linkagesbetween all training institutionswith regular meetings oftraining heads to achieveconsistency and momentumtowards common trainingobjectives for Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>3.13 Media training for BP andawareness raising• Qualification courses for ASP, SIand Constable developed in Englishand Bangla, and adopted.• Transparent, accountable andcentrally coordinated recruitmentprocess drafted and approved.• A Training Strategy for Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong> developed.• Training and teachingmethodologies re-defined.• Training materials communicationequipment provided.• Four Train the Trainer coursesdelivered for 80 BP Officers (20 ineach batch).• Establish linkages between alltraining institutions.• Training materials developed• Pilot training for at least 150 policeand TOR developed; network developing process isongoing. Training schedule finished, preparing course lessonsstarted. Course design for ASP and SI under review Constables’ qualification program design completed. A training Strategy for the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> titled“From Training Need to Learning Approach” developedand published. Texts/literature distribution commenced to BP. Training and communication equipment (Computer,printer, multimedia, camera, fax machine etc.) procuredand delivered to all police training institutions. Six out of ten TTT courses completed with 22participants in each course in 2007. A conference on strategic planning for training with theHead of Training Institutions held, report prepared andcirculated. TOR for Effective Media Training drafted and processfor appointing training facilitator initiated<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 7 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date3.14 National <strong>Police</strong> TrainingBoard meetings in MoHAconvened (4)officers (by August) delivered.• Training curriculum developed.• Four National <strong>Police</strong> TrainingBoard meeting convened.3.15 UN Civ Pol Peace keepingtraining centre established,equipped and comprehensivetraining curricula developedand approved by IGP• Training room identified andrefurbished.• Special equipment for trainingprovided.• Training Material reviewed andtraining delivered. Training room identified at DTS, Razarbag. Process initiated for procurement of equipment andrefurbishment of training room. Training material reviewed.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 8 of 23

Output 5: Programme ManagementActivities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date5.1 International Experts Recruitment of three internationalexperts:1. Training and ExecutiveDevelopment Specialist2. Transnational Crime Specialist3. Programme Design Specialist4. M&E Expert.5.2 National Experts Recruitment of National THB Expertand M&E Expert.5.3 Monitoring & Evaluation Recruitment of two M&E Staff:1. Monitoring and EvaluationAssociate2. Admin and Finance Assistant5.4 Administrative SupportRecruitment of two AdministrativeStaffSupport Staff:5.5 Equipment5.6 Mission Costs5.7 Sundries1. Training Assistant2. Documentation Assistant Telephonic interview held on 5 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> forrecruitment of International Training and ExecutiveDevelopment Specialist. International Investigation, Operation and ProsecutionSpecialist joined in <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. Process initiated for the recruitment of Training &Executive Development Specialist, Transnational CrimeSpecialist and Programming & Policy FormulationSpecialist. Recruitment process for International M&E Expert willbe initiated for Mid-term evaluation. Process initiated for the recruitment of National THBSpecialist. Recruitment process for National M&E Experts (2) willbe initiated for Mid-term evaluation. Short listing completed for the recruitment of M&EAssociate. Position for Admin Finance Assistant advertised inFebruary <strong>2008</strong>, cut off date 10 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. Process initiated for the recruitment of DocumentationAssistant and Training Assistant-Ethic-Code of Conduct.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 9 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date5.8 Innovation Fund THB5.9 Management ContingencyFund5.10 Meeting/Workshop/Seminar etc (ProgrammeSteering Committee Meeting,Tripartite Review Meeting,Coordination Meeting).• Two Steering Committee Meetingsorganized.• Five progress review meetingsheld.5.11 <strong>Report</strong>ing-Printing Monthly, <strong>Quarterly</strong> and Annualprogress report prepared, printed andsubmitted to MoHA, ERD, UNDP,DFID, EC and other stakeholders.5.12 Monitoring of modelthanas, VSC and otherinitiatives of PRP5.13 PRP retreat andprogramme review5.14 Transfer of technicalknow-how (international)5.15 Public relation and mediainitiatives• Three visits per MT, VictimSupport Center and other initiativeconducted.Two retreat programmes (In-countryand Overseas) organized.- Four newsletter to publish- Brochure in English and Bangla- Assist to publish 12 Detective in<strong>2008</strong>- Documentary on PRP- DVD for Cybercrime Seminar 5th Steering Committee Meeting held on 4 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>. An Inter-Ministerial review meeting held on RevisedProject Document at ERD with chairpersonship of AddlSecretary, ERD. Review meeting on Annual <strong>Progress</strong> and Workplan-<strong>2008</strong>held on 14 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2008</strong> at Village Well, UNDP. Annual <strong>Report</strong>-2007 prepared and submitted to UNDP,DFID, EC, MoHA and other stakeholders. A representative from RRMC, UNDP(B) accompaniedby M&E Officer, PRP and Programme Officer,Governance Cluster visited Uttara MT on 23 <strong>January</strong><strong>2008</strong>. Addl. IGP (A&O) along with DIG, CID visited Viennafrom 11-18 February <strong>2008</strong> to attend the conference onGlobal Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking. Facilitated the printing of <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance (10,000copies ) for consultation at the local level Publication of DVD on cybercrime seminar is underway.DVD production briefing held on 25 February <strong>2008</strong>. Process ongoing for publication of 1st issue (<strong>2008</strong>) ofPRP newsletter. Assisted BP’s regular publication ‘The Detective’. Work is ongoing in preparing documentary on forensictraining for the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 10 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date PRP website is being updated with new information,articles etc.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 11 of 23

Output 6: Anti-Trafficking in Human BeingActivities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date6.1 Anti-Trafficking in HumanBeing Unit (1 THB)Established, trained, equippedand functioning6.2 National operationalworking meetings on THB tocoordinate joint investigationamong THB Unit and other lawenforcement agencies.• THB Unit refurbished andequipped.• Staff deployed and trained.• Delivered one week in-countrytraining program to THBinvestigators.• Four investigators attendedspecialist THB Investigationscourse in Indonesia.• Workshop organized to developappropriate SOP’s.• Study tour organized to Bangkok toobserve SEA Heads of TraffickingUnits meeting. (Exchange ofintelligence /investigations)• Workshops conducted in the fieldof investigation.• Facilitated planning group todevelop policies and procedures toformalize meetings by relevant lawenforcement agencies.• Supported regular meetings ofgroup. Three training delivered in Dhaka, Khulna and Jessore,and a total of 78 police officers participated. Contract signed between PWD and UNDP and work hascommenced on refurbishing premises. Premises identified in CID HQ. All procurementcompleted and distributed to CID for safe keeping. One week training package translated into Bengali andawaiting printing. First workshop conducted to identify policies andprocedures for the ongoing conduct of the THBInvestigations, including model of investigation. Two THB workshops conducted in Dhaka andChittagong total of 50 participants. BP has nominated an Officer in Charge of Unit and ninepersonnel. First workshop conducted to identify policiesand procedures for the ongoing conduct of the THBInvestigations and development of draft procedures forTHB investigations model.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 12 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date6.3 THB Investigation Unit andSpecial Branch ImmigrationService procedures re-alignedto fight Human Trafficking in acoordinated approach as part ofan overall Integrated BorderSecurity Management System6.4 New draft HumanTrafficking Act in coherencewith UN Palermo Protocoldeveloped and presented to theGoB for approval andimplementation.6.5 National Referral Systemdeveloped, reviewed andapproved by GoB.6.6 THB video documentarylaunched• Facilitated planning group todevelop appropriate procedures.• Advise on process for procedures tobe ratified by IGP• Facilitated training workshop forkey personnel to ensureunderstanding of proceduresIOM led advising agency to GoB fordevelopment of Act. SupportedBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> in providing inputinto drafting activities.• Facilitate planning group todevelop appropriate procedures• Advise on process for procedures tobe ratified by IGP and forward toGoB• Facilitate training workshop for keypersonnel to ensure understandingof procedures.• Facilitate tender process fordevelopment of DVD as per UNDPprocurement procedures• Facilitate launch of DVD Two members from Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> visited Vienna,Austria to attend conference on “United Nations GlobalInitiative to Fight Human Trafficking” from 13-15February <strong>2008</strong>. Meeting held with International Organization forMigration (IOM) Continued consultation with key stakeholder includinglocal and international NGOs for National THB/Victimreferral system. Tender awarded. Commenced preparation for producingmusic video. TOR completed for tender of production of song andDVD relating to THB victim awareness.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 13 of 23

Output 7: Specialized capacity building of Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to dateForensic7.1 Forensic Labs established (2FL)AFIS and IBIS System installedand operationalAFIS System andForensic equipmentprocurement for BPCapacity ofChemicalLaboratoryenhanced.IBIS Systemprocurement for BPProcurement anddeployment of• SOP for AFIS designed andapproved by IGP.• Administrators, Operators andsupervisors selected and trained.• Central site component installedand operational,• Divisional Terminals installed andconnected to the main server,• District live scanners fullyoperational including theconnectivity with the central database.• Selection of operatorsaccomplished,• Oversees training of operatorscompleted.• Equipment installed and fullyoperational.• SOP for IBIS designed andapproved by IGP.• Administrators, Operators andsupervisors selected and trained,• Central site component installedand operational,• Divisional Terminals installed andconnected to the main server.• Procurement accomplished. Forensic Labs established and delivery of equipmentongoing. Request for the procurement of AtomicAbsorption Spectrophotometer, High performanceLiquid Chromatograph and related training has beensubmitted. Technical evaluation is in progress. Procurement of AFIS requested. Vendor responsereceived and evaluation ongoing. HPLC & AAC tender technically evaluated. Tender evaluation accomplished (Contact signed) Technical Evaluation of re-tender responses forprocurement of Integrated Ballistics IdentificationSystem (IBIS) completed. Procurement under process.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 14 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date7.2 Specialized Training forForensic Staff- <strong>Police</strong> andJudiciary staff<strong>Police</strong> StationFinger Print PacksProcurement anddeployment of<strong>Police</strong> StationCamera PacksTraining on crimescene and personalidentificationphotographyTraining on takingfingerprintDuties of the firstresponsible officerat the crime scene.SOCO courseLatent fingerprintexaminers course.Forensic awarenessmodule.• Equipment delivered to the enduser and installed.• Procurement accomplished• Equipment delivered to the enduser and installed.• Training course materialsdeveloped.• Selected Model Thana staff trainedon the biometric offender’s photos• Selected Model Thana staff trainedin operating AFIS live scan station.• Training course materialsdeveloped.• Selected Model Thana staff trained.on methods of fingerprinting,• Selected Model Thana staff trainedin digital (AFIS live scan)fingerprinting.• Training delivered to all staff ofselected police stations.• TTT course delivered to selectedCID officers.• Course delivered to the fingerprintstaff of Forensic Laboratory• Pilot course delivered to Tangailstudents. Half of items from the procurement list already arrivedand some of them like Fax machines were alreadydelivered and installed in selected Thanas. Translation of course materials completed. Training aids procurement ongoing (so far 1 out of 52items Evidence refrigerator arrived). Handed over andinstalled in the Forensic Laboratory on 15th of <strong>January</strong>. Crime scene investigation course developed. Training aids received and stored in CID Lab. All course curriculums translated into Bangla. Trainingmaterials received and stored in CID Lab. Graduates from ToT course, supposed to carry on thetraining were involved in the UN DPKO access to themissions’ examination. Training aids still under the procurement. Half of course curriculum translated. Training materials reached Dhaka. Training curriculum developed. Training materials reached Dhaka. Ready to be delivered to the Train The Trainers (TTT)participants.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 15 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date7.3 Forensic training curriculumdeveloped and approved by BPand MoHA and implemented intraining schedule of all <strong>Police</strong>training institution.7.4 SOP on Forensic Photographydeveloped and approved by BP7.5 SOCO Course developed,approve by BP7.6 Latent fingerprint coursedeveloped, approved by BP andintegrated in regular curricular.7.7 Forensic SOPs developed andapproved by BPSpecialized trainingfor Judges andProsecutors on newevidence act andnew evidenceprocedures incustodyInvestigations, operations and prosecutions (IOP)• Training delivered to the targetgroup.• Forensic Training packagedeveloped, approved andimplemented.• Latent fingerprint coursedeveloped, approved by BP andintegrated in regular curricular.• SOCO course developed andapproved by BP• Latent fingerprint coursedeveloped, approved by BP andintegrated in regular curricular.• Crime Scene Management SOPdeveloped and approved,• AFIS SOP developed andapproved,• IBIS SOP developed and approved,• Fingerprint obtaining SOPdeveloped and approved,• Biometric Photography taking SOPdeveloped and approved. Training materials ready and will be realized after thevetting process of Evidence Act amendments andPrisoners Identification….Ordinance accomplished. Ready to be delivered to the Train the Trainers (TTT)participants. Training curriculum developed. Training aids received and stored in CID Lab. Course curriculum developed and translated intoBangla. Training materials reached Dhaka. Training materials reached Dhaka. Latent fingerprint examiners course developed.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 16 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date7.8 SOP developed for crimeinvestigations especially seriouscrime-Case Management Systemimplemented and approved by BP7.9 <strong>Police</strong> Prosecution coursedeveloped and approved by BPand MoHA and implemented inregular training curricula.7.10 Detective Training Coursedeveloped and approved by BPand MoHA and implemented aslead course in DTS7.11 Cox's Bazar Special BeachUnit established, resourced andtrained.Special operationalresources deployed• Committee formed for legaldrafting of SOP.• SOP drafted comparing andconforming to newly createdDetective Training Course.• New forms for criminalinvestigations drafted.• Implementation of a committee,needs assessment and according tothis draft of a new curriculum.• New training curriculumdeveloped.• 25 officers trained in each class asdetectives, following a firstimplementation training done byIOP.• Train the trainers course establishedand performed for the first time byIOP.• Agreement prepared with DhakaMedical College for attendance ofautopsies in case of murderinvestigations.• Materials for special investigationprocured.• Help Desks implemented.• Trained about 50 High Schoolstudents (subject of training will bethe psychological background ofvictims, how to deal with nervouspersons and how to establish Training Course developed, sent for approval. Evaluation of Beach outposts done, meetings held withSP, OC and NGO, needs identified<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 17 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to dateCIU7.12 CIU-Crime AnalysisIntelligence Unit software solutioninstalled and utilized Training fori2 notebook users in UK DeskHardware for i2 notebook solutionOffice Fit-out for CIU- CIU Unitestablished7.13 Crime Analyst Training withInternational TrainersLegal reformsSpecial trainingconductedcontact with focus points like CSWand <strong>Police</strong>.• Equipment provided to beachpolice.• Train the trainer course for 60officers delivered.• Additional training for theinvestigation unit to collectdestructible evidence and securecrime scene for forensic unit.• Facilitated four analysts to attendspecialist Analyst training course inIndonesia.• Facilitated ongoing workshops todevelop appropriate SOP’s• Provided ongoing support andadvice regarding activeinvestigations.• Identified software/equipmentrequirement as required.• Identified appropriate trainers forworkshop.• Conducted workshop on i2software and analyst training• Conducted drug intelligenceseminar with international experton drug intelligence. Contract signed between UNDP and PWD. Work hascommenced on refurbishing premises at CIDHeadquarters. . Four personnel appointed to CIU All procurement requests have been completed anddistributed to CID for safe keeping. Training programs being identified in Indonesia andAustralia BP has nominated an Officer in Charge of Unit andpersonnel. First workshop conducted to identify policiesand procedures for the ongoing conduct of the CIU anddraft procedures for the collection, analysis anddissemination of intelligence.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 18 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date7.14 Legal reforms Forensicamendments to:Cr.PC and PRBEvidence Act andPrisoners &Accused ActimplementedPRB amendmentproposal presentedto the CaretakerGovernment (FIR-System revised oradjusted)Respectivelegislation(regulations)amended to changesize and format ofpolice reporttemplates so thatcomputer printoutsare legalized inpolice businessprocesses and courtproceduresPublicfamiliarizationworkshops/conferences on the New<strong>Police</strong> Ordinance• Drafting committee established.• Work on following amendmentscarried out.• Evidence Act amended.• Prisoners & Accused Actimplemented. Forensic amendments to Cr. PC proposed High-level advisory working group (MoHA, BP & PRP)established to oversee the PRB amendment issue andrevision of the PRB 1944 underway. Proposal of amendments to the Evidence Act andproposal of a new ordinance on “Identification ofaccused, arrested, suspected and related to crime scenepersons” handed over to MoHA for vetting process. Revision of the PRB 1944underway. High-level advisory working group (BP & PRP)established to oversee the PRB amendment issue. <strong>Police</strong> Charter incorporated into the new <strong>Police</strong>Ordinance Draft New Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance 2007 submittedto MoHA for vetting process. Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> has started consultation at the grassroot level (thana level) for collecting comments on theNew Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 19 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to dateICT7.16 Positioning of BP foreffective use of ICT7.17 Basic ICT Training deliveredthrough BP Telecom Branch7.18 <strong>Police</strong> FSS Interfaceimproved and modernized.Workshops on draftIM strategy,organizationalstructure and EApreparationDraft IM Strategy endorsed with asuitable IM Division Structure• May<strong>2008</strong> - Working group formed,Draft IM Printed and distributed tothe working group• June <strong>2008</strong> – 1 st Working Groupmeeting• July <strong>2008</strong> – 2 nd Draft produced• August <strong>2008</strong> – 2 nd Working Groupmeeting, Final Version Produced• September <strong>2008</strong> – Draft EnterpriseArchitecture Scope2100 copies of ICT Course Notesproduced. 20 courses with 400participants conducted.• April <strong>2008</strong> – Notes printed• May <strong>2008</strong> – Telecom issues arequest to vendors• June <strong>2008</strong> – Responses evaluatedand contract awarded• July <strong>2008</strong> – delivery commence (3-4 6-day courses / month)s• December <strong>2008</strong> – delivery endsSSF infrastructure modernized andexpanded.• <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> – Software discountfor SSF obtained First–ever, Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> organized a workshop on11 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong> to exchange views with NGO’s on theNew <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance. Proposed organogram for the ICT division within the BPrevised and submitted to the PHQ for approval. Theorganogram, covering telecommunications, programsupport and information management, covers 3169positions to be implemented over the next two to threeyears. Arranged for the Australian Federal <strong>Police</strong> support toequip Special Branch Training School. Formalmemorandum being prepared. Process underway for the printing of 2100 copies ofBasic ICT training course notes. Process initiated for the modernization of SSFinfrastructure. Initial meeting held in <strong>January</strong> and possible optionsdiscussed among SSF, SB and BP management.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 20 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date7.19 ICT and operationalresources equipped for DMP/ HQ7.20 SB supported to upgrade4track system as baseline forindividual data applications forBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> integrated database systemWanted Person(international/national)AFIS and IDIBIS and weaponregistration• April <strong>2008</strong> – Procurement ofinfrastructure completed, Softwareordered• May <strong>2008</strong> – SSF receives newinfrastructure and software (MSOffice 2007)DMP receives additional computersand operation equipment(breathalyzers, forensic lights etc)\ tomodernize operations• April <strong>2008</strong> – Service requestcompleted and lodged• May <strong>2008</strong> – procurementcompletedSB leverages additional functionalityfrom the existing systems and gainsaccess to additional off-shelf systems(CMIS)• April <strong>2008</strong> – confirmation andverification of requirements withSB• May <strong>2008</strong> – confirmation offeasibility of CMIS pilot• June <strong>2008</strong> – Scope of worksdeveloped• July <strong>2008</strong> – October <strong>2008</strong> –implementation• November <strong>2008</strong> – Postimplementationevaluation andscoping of Phase II Equipment list finalized and discussed with the DMP.<strong>Progress</strong>ing with procurement. Deployed 3 workstations for CIU with i2 AnalystNotebook Software. Existing 4track system reviewed and providedsuggestions for enhancement of the system. International ICT Specialist provided a brief technicalassessment of the AFIS responses. International ICT Specialist participated in theevaluation IBIS tenders and assisted with the<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 21 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date7.20 Cyber crime Unit Establishedtrained and equippedStolen/lost traveldocumentsCase management/tracing/flaggingsystemCyber crime Unit Established trainedand equipped• <strong>March</strong>/April <strong>2008</strong> – Proposal forCybercrime Legislation ReviewWorking Group developed andapproved• April <strong>2008</strong> – Cybercrime UnitStructure confirmed• May <strong>2008</strong> – 1st CybercrimeLegislation Review Workshop,identification of Cybercrime Unitresourcing gaps• June <strong>2008</strong> – initiation ofprocurement, development ofamendments for cybercrimelegislation• July <strong>2008</strong> – development ofamendments for cybercrimelegislation• August <strong>2008</strong> – 2nd CybercrimeLegislation Review Workshop• September//October <strong>2008</strong> – FinalAmendments prepared• October <strong>2008</strong> – Cybercrime Unitinfrastructure deployed.implementation of the evaluation approach andconsensus scoring. Waiting on the advice from the Australian Federal<strong>Police</strong> on the feasibility of providing the CaseManagement Information System for free for a pilot. Premises identified for establishment of CCU at CIDHeadquarters. Re-tendering process ongoing forestablishment of CCU. ToR for production of DVD with Cybercrime materialsfrom the seminar prepared.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 22 of 23

Activities Sub-activities Targeted outputs Achievement to date7.21 <strong>Police</strong> Wide Area NetworkEQ Setup7.22 Leadership and ManagementTraining Improved throughcomputer courseware at <strong>Police</strong>Staff College7.23 Crime Plotting/ Crime DataEntry software solution developedand implemented DMPWAN Services deployed to 11 ModelThanas to provide access to Internet,webmail and BP/Government websitesand online resources.• May <strong>2008</strong> – Specifications forservices and WAN equipmentprepared. Service Request lodged.• June <strong>2008</strong> – procurement andpreparation of the deployment plan.• July <strong>2008</strong> – deployment commences• August <strong>2008</strong> – deployment of webbased applications (webmail, etc)• September <strong>2008</strong> – deploymentcompleted. Post implementationevaluation.PSC issued with computer-basedcourseware.• April <strong>2008</strong> – Service Request issued• May/June <strong>2008</strong> – Coursewarereceived and deployed• Crime data entry softwaredeveloped.• Necessary equipment procured• Data entry completed The design of the WAN and cost effective technology toimplement the WAN is in progress. Letter was drafted and forwarded through the NPD to theRCMP Liaison Officer in New Delhi, seeking the RCMPand CPC advice on the feasibility of delivering CPConline courses through the PSC computer facilities inMirpur. Off-the-shelf courseware samples obtained and evaluatedwith TEDS. <strong>Progress</strong>ing to the procurement. The funds to develop the software enhancements and tofacilitate data entry were transferred to DMP. Software developed and data entry ongoing.<strong>Progress</strong> Monitoring Tracking Chart Page 23 of 23

Annex-VMedia coverage on <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong><strong>January</strong>-<strong>March</strong> <strong>2008</strong>

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWMonday, February 11, <strong>2008</strong> 01:09 PM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-01-26Point CounterpointCommunity policing: Sharing responsibility with peopleAbdul KhalequeBangladesh has gone seriously to bring intofull-scale function of an institution calledCommunity Policing. In this criminaljustice system of Bangladesh, police hasbeen vested with responsiblity forprevention and detection of crimes andmaintenance of law and order, with utmostdedication, honesty, benevolence, regardfor law and rights of the citizens withoutany sense of arrogance of power andrepression. It cannot be denied that thewalls of distance between police andcitizens have become massive, the trust andLet them be friends of people, not a force ofthe confidence of citizens have been on thecoercion.wane because of the deficit of policeperformances in dealing with social and political disorder, terrorism, extortion, armedgangsterism, bomb blasts, murder for gain, gruesome rape, persecution of women etc.In this situation, a crash programme to earn trust and confidence of the people through fraternityof common action to secure life, property and rights from a common platform is a strategy ofaction in the right direction. It is expected that policy will score an impressive success inpreventing and detecting crimes, and in settling socio-political disputes through coordinatedefforts ingrained in the strategy of community policing functional ethos. Modern criminologistswhile dealing with policing practices have taken interest in expanding the areas of police-citizencoordination in combating socio-political malaise. In the Indian sub-continent context, we maytake note of the ancient village and town councils which exercised law and order and judicialpower of the modern state to a great extent. As a replica of the past, the institution of rural policeexercises under a Union Parishad a chart of functions which relate to law and order and otherimportant rural problems. This institution is a useful adjunct to constitute a link of thana officerswith villages through the hajira system of rural police in the thana. This is one of the reasonswhy a superior police officer is expected to attend thana hajira of rural police who furnishinformation about crimes, criminals and disputes for action.The subject of Community Policing has been largely studied in the United Kingdom to highlightthe nature of social control carried on in ancient primitive society, through the family or group offamilies. In ancient Anglo-Saxon law, groups of families owed duty for keeping peace to theirheadman who in turn owed in turn owed allegiance to the King. During the reign of King Alfred,the primary responsibility for maintenance of King's peace fell upon each locality as a socialobligation or collective security.This benign institution became the arm of the ruling totalitarian Community Polici ng for social,economic and political control. The growth of the Red Sentinels in the Chinese factories as

guards and controllers of discipline and political ideology on the factory floor in 1960's canhardly be overlooked. Where official policing is weak, unofficial Community Policing mayallow various power groups to arise in localities to exert an unofficial control. This may be abenign or a malign control. Malign control is seen where power groups get their ascendancythrough violence or intimidation. This may happen in a democracy where criminal sub-culturepervades. Local social control of this kind may flourish in spite of the existence of officialpolice.Modern Community Policing functions where all elements in a community, both official andunofficial, conceive of the common good and combine to produce social climate and anenvironment conducive to good order and happiness of all those living within it. It leaves legalpolicing to the police and concentrates on benevolent social measures for its s uccess. In aCommunity Policing system, which seeks to strengthen or create such a phenomenon throughfraternity, community should be seen as a group of people who live in common residentialcommunity and may contain animosity, even hatred. Thus, where a c ommunity exists, it is to bestrengthened; where it does not exist, it has to be created.The aim of a modern Community Policing should be based on consent and understanding ofcommon good, the creation of a community of neighbourhood free from fear and u ncontrolleddelinquency and politics and crime control would be its primary aim. In respecting the dignity ofthe individuals, nobody should be regarded as unworthy of its concern. On the other hand, itshould have due regard for the individuality and freedom of all and should not be motivated fornarrow political or sectarian causes. To achieve the aims, it should involve all statutory bodiesand agencies whose work in any way affects the quality of community life, so far as control ofcrime and delinquency is concerned. The common interest lies in the creation of lower socialtensions through a more wholesome environment. The statutory agencies should then cometogether with the voluntary bodies whose social aims bear relevance, and with individuals whoseconcern is to represent the residents of the community.It will appear from the above analysis that Community Policing is not anything new and that it isamenable to a variety of objectives and purposes, benign and malign. Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> woulddo well to exercise due care in practising community policing lest it should not degenerate into asort of any political core.In Bangladesh, the rhythms of life being highly divisive politically and economically, we canhardly see common ways of thinking, working and living to crystallize into divergent economic,political and social conflicts.We are now at the threshold of a wave which are rocking our economy, cleansing our politicalsystem, challenging the earlier power relationships. This wave has already ta ken up most of us toa new code of behaviour purported to democratic cult of life and a new frame of values. In thisrevolutionary direction of life the basic political problem is: who will shape the future order inplace of political skirmishes, being imbibed by the problems of food, energy, population,poverty to gear up production forgetting the earlier internal political battle lines.It cannot be denied that the industrial framework of our backward society is being shattered bythe gigantic advance of technology with its concomitant law and order problems whichBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> is yet to resolve all by itself, when the problem of food energy from coal, gas,and oil from irreplaceable fossil fuel has gripped the nation. In the new society, the old fami ly isburdened with elderly relatives, the sick, the handicapped and a large brood of children. Thefamily structure has been torn apart by floats and migrations to cities. A sort of a nuclear familyof father/mother and a few children is the model in the new fabric of society where the oldenperception of solid community life has largely been shattered so much, so that life in thecountryside does not have a community sense of the earlier days.Like our forefathers we cannot rest happy blaming foreign and native rulers for our ignorance,

poverty, disease and squalor etc. We cannot also think of peace -keeping by battle-powerweapons and hatred and security to be enforced by weapons and oppression and suppression.Our police is gradually facing problems for solution of which police must move to the people tocoordinate efforts to combat all odds in store. The mass of the people are versatile forces to actas friends of the police if community policing is organized in its pristine glory and format aftercareful exercise of vision to ensure resolute overtones of co-operation in fighting social menacesat the grassroots. The fundamental principle under which community policing is importantcentres round the doctrine that the political power of rulers grows for p ublic benefit not out ofthe barrels of a gun but out of the trust and confidence and co-operation of the mass of thepeople at the grassroots. So, for stable peace, police must act upon the principle of popular cooperationand share responsibility of ensuring peace with the mass of the people.Abdul Khaleque is Retd. IG <strong>Police</strong> and Secretary.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWPublished On: <strong>2008</strong>-02-09Monday, February 11, <strong>2008</strong> 04:18 PM GMT+06:00Click here for Printer Friendly VersionEditorialStraight LineWhy our police can't do what the 'Bobbies'can?Muhammad Nurul HudaExhortations to our policemen and women to do their job in an upright manner withoutfear and favour have never been wanting irrespective of the colour and complexion ofthe establishment and other do-gooders. With all the eloquence and concern at theircommand, reference has been made by our guardians to the sterling performance ofthe London Metropolitan <strong>Police</strong> (fondly called 'Bobbies' in remembrance of Sir RobertPeel, the founder of London Metropolitan <strong>Police</strong>) for emulation and endearment to thecommunity. One would very surely get moved upon hearing the virtues of the 'Bobbies',and wish if only our folks spoke and behaved the same way.Under a scenario as above, it would only be proper to take a look into the history andworking of London Metropolitan <strong>Police</strong>. Upon scrutiny one would find that the Britishtradition of government has evolved into an overriding belief in the value of a liberaldemocracy based on the rule of law. In Britain the guiding principle has been that if therule of law is to be maintained, then the laws must be enforced comprehensively,impartially, and effectively. The official and legitimate law enforcement agency is thepolice force. The primary role of the police is therefore to enforce the law, at the implicitwish of society, so as to make legitimate government effective.The British tradition of policing is to provide a service, as well as to enforce the law. Thenorms of the modern police service in London and elsewhere in UK were, broadlyspeaking, that the police force should be a body of citizens in uniform, exercising theirright to make arrests, but so far as possible non-military in appearance, local in theirorigins, and accountable for their actions. The assumption was that the majority ofcitizens would obey the majority of laws for the majority of the time, and that the policewould be operating as far as possible by consent and not by force.The above-mentioned consent was bestowed on the police by the formal democraticprocess which had led to their creation; but secondary and more importantly, by therenewable and continual consent which they gained by the way they went about theirduties. <strong>Police</strong> conduct had been that of which a reasonable person would approve, giventhe circumstances prevailing at the time the action was carried out; and, in addition tobeing answerable to his senior officers for his actions, the new police constable wasinvariably accountable to the law.The objectives of the London Metropolitan <strong>Police</strong> as of 1829 are worth reproducing infull for obvious reasons of comparison."The primary object of an efficient police is the prevention of crime; the next, that ofthe detection and apprehension of offenders when crime is committed. To these ends,all the efforts of the police must be directed. The protection of life and property, thepreservation of public tranquility and the absence of crime will alone prove whether theefforts of the police have been successful, and whether the objects for which the policewere appointed have been attained.

Every member of the force must remember that his duty is to protect and helpmembers of the public, no less than to apprehend guilty persons. Consequently, whilstprompt to prevent crime and arrest criminals, he must look upon himself as the servantand guardian of the general public and treat all law-abiding citizens, irrespective of theirsocial position with unfailing patience, courtesy, and good humour".From the above it is clear that the British tradition of policing emphasises policing byconsent; and it is seen as a legitimate and valuable task that the police should providea service as well as acting as a force. Now let us compare this with our situation asnarrated below.Our police force is nationally organized. Every effort is made to ensure that local tiesare neither sustained nor created, and ideally the recruits of the national police forceare unmarried, stationed in barracks, trained to obey orders unquestioningly, and viewthe local population with suspicion. Their uniform is military in appearance, and they arealways and conspicuously armed. There is an officer class, chosen often for theirpolitical background and loyalty as their officer-like qualities.Further the first purpose of our para-military police force is to support the State; andtherefore their primary role is a political one. The State, rather than the law, issupreme; and the major enemy of the police is the political subversive rather than theordinary criminal. Under this system it is a legitimate and indeed desirable activity ofthe police to gather information of all kinds, and the ordinary, law-abiding citizen is nomore entitled to privacy than the inveterate plotter or reckless villain.Ours is clearly a force, and not a service. It rules by authority and not consent. As in anarmy, policemen in this force are accountable to their superiors, rather than publicopinion or the law. Their duties are tabulated for them, and there is little or no room fordiscretion.Clearly, the British tradition of policing is very different from this; and clearly, a paramilitarypolice force would dictate a very different relationship between police andsociety.The question that can be asked is if the police of Bangladesh could be turned into asymbol of human security without organizationally gearing it towards that end? Is itpossible to ensure operational neutrality of police? How can police be made effectivelyaccountable? Can it be transformed into an instrument of law? What steps are neededto insulate the police from partisan political control? Is it possible that the emptypolitical rhetoric of ensuring fair, just and humane dispensation at police stationsbecomes a reality? What should be done to raise the integrity levels of police? Theseare some of the critical questions that underpin the vexed police reform debate inBangladesh.If the police forces of Bangladesh are to achieve all these, its first order of business isthe enactment of a new <strong>Police</strong> Act to replace the present archaic legislation enacted in1861. As it is, the act is weak in almost all the parameters that must govern democraticpolice legislation.Our politicians betray a pathetic lack of appreciation of the imperative that thefoundation of a civilized society depends upon the effective and impartial working ofsome corrective institutions, prominent among which is the public service. They appearto be perilously oblivious to the reality that the regulatory outfit of police must bedemonstrably impartial to ensure public confidence in the governance ability of theruling class.The ruling parties in their misplaced exuberance forget that the police was the dominantvisible symbol of repressive imperial alien power and that de-colonization requireslarge-scale behavioural and attitudinal changes of the political masters and the publicservants belonging to this vital organ of the state.

Thus while admonitions from the pulpit come in plenty for rational behaviour on the partof enforcement officials, in reality, unhealthy pressures are regularly exerted to carryout the wishes of the ruling coterie in the most expeditious manner. It is thecontinuance of such regressive mentality that has brought us to the present lamentablescenario wherein the police outfit is often described as a lackey of the politicalgovernment. Nothing could be more sad and frustrating than that.If we want to get out of the aforementioned undesirable situation, we have to takequick action to repair our badly bruised democratic credentials. First of all, the policeneeds to be insulated from political executive and other interferences in promotions,postings and security of tenure. The people must not get an impression that theinvestigation agencies are very efficient while taking the required action against thosenot in power and that as against those in power, their edge is blunted.If police act impartially, credibility would be restored to the investigative authorities.This is very important because as long as the impression persists that a policeman isnot an unbiased friend of people, the concept of an orderly society would not beachieved.The late Robert F. Kennedy once said: "Every society gets the kind of criminal itdeserves." What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of lawenforcement it insists on.Muhammad Nurul Huda is a columnist of The Daily Star.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWPublished On: <strong>2008</strong>-02-05Wednesday, February 6, <strong>2008</strong> 01:14 PM GMT+06:00<strong>Police</strong> OrdinanceMinistry asks police HQ for furtherconsultationsShariful IslamClick here for Printer Friendly VersionFront PagePromulgation of the draft 'Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance 2007' apparently hits a snag asthe home ministry has recently asked <strong>Police</strong> Headquarters to consult stakeholders onthe draft at thana, district and divisional level.Top police officials smell a rat in the order and allege the directive is given with anintention to lapse time so that it could not be promulgated during the caretakergovernment rule. They also allege bureaucrats are not in favour of privileges theordinance would provide the police with.Speaking anonymously, a top police official expresses his suspicion: "If it's notpromulgated during the caretaker rule, no other government will do it." No laws arepromulgated in Bangladesh after such a consultation with stakeholders at thana, districtand divisional level, he adds.The police high-ups say it will take quite a long time to hold consultations withstakeholders at all 630 thanas, 64 districts and six divisions.Once the draft ordinance is enacted, there will be no absolute authority of bureaucracyon the police department, the officials add.Moreover, the draft ordinance proposes for seven inspectors general of police (IGP) whowill be equivalent to secretary. Now only the IGP is a grade-one officer and equivalentto a secretary."There are eight grade-one officers against 241 first class position in the foreignservice, while the police have only one against 1,535 first class officers, said a toppolice official asking not to be named.Following an order from the Chief Adviser's Office in <strong>March</strong> last year, a committee wasformed to formulate the draft ordinance for making police a service oriented force bybringing changes to the age-old Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Law, 1861.Headed by former IGP and caretaker government Adviser SM Shahjahan,representatives from the Chief Adviser's Office, Ministry of Home, Ministry of Law, DrKamal Hossain and Associates and the police formulated the draft and submitted it tothe <strong>Police</strong> Headquarters.The draft was prepared under the supervision and technical help from <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong>sProgramme (PRP) with United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Department forInternational Development (DFID), and the European Union (EU) funding the PRP.The police HQ on August 12 last year submitted the draft ordinance to the homeministry, which later asked the former to submit it again after translating it in Banglaand mentioning differences between the draft and the 1861 law.

<strong>Police</strong> officials say the draft was submitted again around two months ago to the homeministry, which forwarded it to the Chief Adviser's Office.The CAO sent a letter to the home ministry on <strong>January</strong> 16 asking for consultation withstakeholders at thana, district and divisional level. The home ministry on <strong>January</strong> 29forwarded the order to the police HQ with an additional order to "submit proveninformation and papers of the consultation workshops".Sources in the headquarters say they will soon start consultation with the stakeholdersand submit its feedback to the home ministry as soon as possible.The home ministry will then hold an inter-ministerial meeting and send the draft law tothe law ministry. The new law is finally supposed to be circulated as an ordinancethrough approval of the cabinet.IGP Nur Mohammad said they are sending the draft ordinance to upazilas, districts anddivisions for the required consultation. "We'll give them 15 days for it," he told TheDaily Star.Sources in the police HQ say they have already sent messages to upazilas, district anddivisions to make all arrangements.Former IGP SM Shahjahan who is the head of the committee that formulated the draftordinance said: "It's a good move to consult with stakeholders and general peopleabout a proposed law."He also said the new law is very much necessary for the police and the governmentshould take necessary steps to promulgate the ordinance as soon as possible.PRP National Project Director and Additional Inspector General of <strong>Police</strong> NBK Tripurasaid they have already initiated a move to print several thousand copies of the draft todistribute those at thana, district and divisional level. He also expressed his hope tohold the consultation workshops as soon as possible.He said once the draft ordinance is promulgated, the present corporate face of thepolice will change completely. "We're trying to give the police a humane face which isrequired in democratic polity."THE ORDINANCEOnce the draft ordinance is enacted the influence of ruling political parties on the policedepartment will reduce sharply.The draft proposes that between the ranks of superintendent of police (SP) and IGP noofficials can be transferred from their postings within two to three years of assumingthe current responsibilities.Recommendations from any ministers, lawmakers or influential persons forappointments, transfers or promotions will be considered a criminal offence.The draft focuses on issues like human rights, a police code of conduct, guidelinesregarding dealing with women and children, and community policing based on mutualunderstanding between a community and law enforcers.Formation of a National <strong>Police</strong> Commission (NPC) and a <strong>Police</strong> Complaint Commission(PCC) has also been proposed to supervise policing.The 11-member NPC will appoint the IGP and investigate any allegations broughtagainst the police chief. Nobody will be able to remove or transfer the IGP without theconsent of the commission.

The NPC will also finalise a list of three nominees for the post of the IGP and forward itto the government after scrutinising their service records. Only then the governmentwill appoint one of the nominees as the police boss.The proposed five-member PCC with a retired judge of the Supreme Court as its chiefwill ensure accountability of the force.A former IGP or a former additional IGP, two representatives from the civil societyincluding a woman, and a retired secretary or a retired additional secretary will be themembers.

Home News Features Events Stethoscope Site Map RSS About UsCountry News Metropolitan International News Business News Sports News Media News Health News EnvironmentHome News Country News Former top judge stresses humane values for policeFormer top judge stresseshumane values for policeSUNDAY, 03 FEBRUARY <strong>2008</strong>HTML clipboardStaff CorrespondentJustice Syed JR Mudassir Hossain Saturday said the police must provide services for people,inspired by humane values. "If all spheres of society are not reformed, only reform to thepolice will not succeed," the former chief justice said.Speaking as chief guest at a seminar Saturday, he said: "If reform is brought to the policeand other sections of society do not see much progress, reform will be an ill-reform."However, Mudassir said the police as member of the republic have to make efforts to cutcrimes. Bangladesh Society for the Enforcement of Human Rights and Crime <strong>Report</strong>ersAssociation of Bangladesh co-organised the seminar on "Study on Duties and Obligations ofthe Law Enforcing Institution" at Dhaka <strong>Report</strong>ers Unity.Pointing to what he said was moral erosion in society, the former Supreme Court judge said:"There are lots of sections of law but the police should not work only in the light of thosesections.The police have to have humane values to provide service for people." He stressed thatsalaries and allowances for police should increase, so should their efficiency. "If salaries andallowances were increased, the mindset of police would change," he said.Mudassir said the police could not perform properly in some areas due to political influenceduring the past regimes.INDEXHomeNewsCountry NewsMetropolitanInternationalBusiness NewsSports NewsMedia NewsHealth NewsEnvironmentEditorialWeatherFeaturesEventsStethoscopeSite MapRSSAbout UsArchiveLATEST NEWS< Prev Next >BookmarkArtefacts return toNational MuseumEC second round talkstart SundayBangladeshleave for CongoCEC urges BNP to deinfightingUS `agent orange` r

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWThursday, February 7, <strong>2008</strong> 12:17 PM GMT+06:00Infant lands in Ctg jail with disabled motherAbdullah Al Mahmud, CtgClick here for Printer Friendly VersionFront PageA three-and-a-half-month old infant has been confined at Chittagong Jail along with herself-claimed and mentally disabled 'mother', who police suspect a baby thief.They are behind bars since <strong>January</strong> 14 as the relationship between them could not beconfirmed.Residents of Madhyam Rampura in Halishahar stopped Mubaraka Khanam, 30, wife ofKaisul Islam of Chakaria in Cox's Bazar, when she was wandering aimlessly with thebaby on <strong>January</strong> 13. The locals turned them in to police finding inconsistency in herstatement and filed a GD with Halishahar <strong>Police</strong> Station accusing her of stealing thebaby.A metropolitan magistrate's court sent the two to jail the next day. The court on <strong>January</strong>28 ordered jail authorities to send the baby to a baby care home -- Chhotomani Nibashin Roufabad. But the infant is still in the prison.Jailer Iqbal Hossain said they have yet to get the court order. They kept the baby in thecustody of two woman inmates, he added. "We're giving the baby powdered milk and thefemale inmates are also breastfeeding her."Mubaraka was allowed to talk to two journalists at the jail yesterday afternoon. She gavesatisfactory information regarding the baby's probable date of birth and age. She washowever inconsistent in saying the birthplace.Advocate Rehana Begum Ranu, president of Fight for Women's Rights, said safety of thebaby has to be ensured first. Then a team might be sent to the woman's address toconfirm her identity, she added.This three and a half month old baby hasbeen languishing in a prison as herrelationship with the woman claiming tobe her mother could not be established.Photo: STAR"If she's the real mother, then an innocent woman is suffering in jail with her child.”

THEDAILYNEWSPAPER<strong>Police</strong> to get latest equipmentto combat crime, terrorismAbul Kalam AzadThe Bangladesh police will be equipped with some of the highly sophisticated equipment used worldwide fordetection of crime suspects and fighting terrorism.Sources in the police department said that separate committees were preparing to procure the systems with thefinancial and technical assistance of Japan, the United Nations Development Programme and some otherinternational agencies.Automated Finger Identification System, Integrated Ballistic Information System and Command, Control andCommunication (C3) are some of the equipments the police department is expecting to get this year, said sources.According to experts involved in the UNDP’s <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme, AFIS is used for automatically matchingone or many unknown fingerprints against a database of known and unknown prints.‘AFIS is primarily used by law enforcement agencies for criminal identification initiatives, the most important ofwhich include identifying a person suspected of committing a crime or linking a suspect to other unsolved crimes,’said one expert.He said AFIS has been used in large-scale civil identification projects with greater frequency in recent years.The chief purpose of a civil AFIS is to prevent multiple enrolment in an electoral roll and welfare programme.Another benefit of a civil AFIS is that it is used for background checking of those applying for highly sensitive posts,like educational personnel who have close contact with children.Many nations, including the USA, Canada, the European Union, the UK, Israel, Pakistan, Turkey, Italy, Chile andthe International Criminal <strong>Police</strong> Organisation (INTERPOL) have their own AFIS equipments which are used for avariety of purposes.The Integrated Ballistic Information System will enable the police to check fingerprints on firearms; build adatabase of bullets and spent shells recovered from crime scenes; link bullets and spent shells to crime scenes; andmake connections between illegal firearms and gun crimes.‘The acquisition of the IBIS will boost the crime-fighting capacity of the police enormously,’ said a police officialinvolved in the procurement process of the equipments.He also claimed that the police would be able to investigate and find perpetrators much sooner than is possiblenow.The Command, Control and Communication (C3) equipment provides a seamless base level and worldwidecommunication networks. This information infrastructure contains data, communication networks, computers,software, databases, applications, security services and other capabilities needed for information processing.Hubert Staberhofer, programme manager of UNDP’S <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme, said there are also plans toprocure some other sophisticated equipments for the police department.‘We have internationally reputed technical consultants who are assisting the government in procuring equipmentof the best quality,’ he said.These are parts of the <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme to turn Bangladesh’s police into a capable service-oriented forcein the near future, added Hubert.

Internet Edition. February 21, <strong>2008</strong>, Updated: Bangladesh Time 12:00 AMHome | Daily Ittefaq | FORMICON | Tech News | Ebiz | PhotosHomeFront PageBack PageEditorial PageBusinessCity NewsDistrict NewsWorld NewsSportsReaders ForumToday's FeaturesWomenArchived FeaturesFocusICT HorizonArt & CultureLiteratureMetroOp-EdReaders ForumSketchWeekend PlusChittagongEnvironmentLaw & JusticeHealthRazzak RazaWomen in the <strong>Police</strong> ServiceWomen have a history of deprivation. They were always a blameworthy class. Not only mythologically, butalso historically and practically women are a suppressed entity. However, where there are suppressions,there crystallizes revolutions. Women are not given with their freedom freely. They had to fight for votingright, right for equal employment and profession.Policing, as a profession or employment, is always viewed as a masculine occupation. The think-tanks ofevery nation used to think that fighting against crime, gathering intelligence, arresting law breakers orguarding properties against miscreants were the jobs impossible to perform by the woman. So, nobodythought of a woman working in the police service. History says that men dominated uniformed andregimented occupations always dreamt of a Florence Nightingale only to heel the wounded comrades, butno women were thought to be a co-fighter. The history of civilization has seen Queen Victoria in the Westand Sultana Razia in the East, but the existence of a woman police was not even in one's imagination. Notonly the common man of prejudice but also the police bosses found unnecessary to include women officersin their police departments. A retired police chief of a British county police in 1924 commented that:"I have very carefully considered the question of the employment of police women in the County ofGlamorgan from every possible standpoint affecting the administration of a large County <strong>Police</strong> Force, andI unhesitatingly declare that I am unable to subscribe to the opinion expressed that their employment wouldbe any advantage to the County.Sometimes the attempt of recruiting women in the police service was resisted by the male police officerswho used to comment, "Put a woman in a station house under salary and she'll be trying to run the precinctinside of three months." Some news papers were also against the female police officers. They rebuked thepolice departments attempting to recruit woman police and warned that the woman police will be absentfrom duties whenever a mouse will be known on the beat.Women were first employed on police duties during the First World War. These women working in thepolice were called police matrons, and they did not work out side like a regular police constable. Womenorganizations in Britain such as "National Council of Women of Great Britain", "London Council for thePromotion of Public Morality" put pressure to the police authorities to recruit women in the policedepartments. But the pressure of these women organizations was not sufficient. The Metropolitan <strong>Police</strong> of

London wanted to recruit women of submissive character. They were very much worried that women in thepolice would get involved in sexual scandals.But the necessity of the Second World War forced the world to change the attitudes towards women.Serving police officers were being sent to the battle fields. The able males departed for the military, millionsof persons, obviously the males, lost their lives making the world a female dominion. So, women had to fillthe gaps of men in every sector, and, so in the world of policing. It is, in fact, the war which establishedwomen in the police force. Women in the police service were initially called '<strong>Police</strong> Matrons'. Then theywere differentiated as '<strong>Police</strong> Women'. <strong>Police</strong> women were not promoted to the supervisory posts in theNew York <strong>Police</strong> Department up to 1964. They were confined to work only in the women police departmentand were not assigned to go on patrol duties. Women could only be promoted within their own bureausbecause they were told by their police superiors that they had not had the full police experience of being ongeneral street patrol. It was, of course the same male police administration that had refused over the yearsto assign women to general patrol and thus had blocked police women's access to the requiredexperience.In 1973 the terms '<strong>Police</strong> Men' and '<strong>Police</strong> Women' were dropped adopting the common term '<strong>Police</strong>Officers'. Now police officers include the officers of both sexes and no discrimination, on principle and bylaw, is acceptable with respect to posting, promotion and day-to-day duties.Gender inequality shows the worst manifestation in the police service. Women were treated differently andcynically for many years in the police service. The prejudice about women police is still prevailinguniversally in the police departments. At an international conference on women and policing held inAmsterdam and sponsored by the European Network of <strong>Police</strong>women a workshop was convened on therole of femininity on police work. Women police from over twenty countries around the world sharedinformation on the discriminatory treatment that they suffered at the hands of their male colleagues.Women receive, at best, a cool reception from male officers and, at worst, a hostile reception.Women officers always encounter resistance not only out side but also within the police department. Astudy in Atlanta <strong>Police</strong> (USA), concluded flatly that male officers did not accept women as police officers.The biggest challenge that women police officers to face is the resistance displayed by male officers intheir attitudes toward women in policing. Women police were harassed and resisted by the male officersbecause they feared that women would violate departmental (actually their own) secrets about policecorruption and violence.Women in the western countries are always ahead of time comparing to the women of the easterncountries like Bangladesh. The first police matrons appeared in the nineteenth century and in 1905, the firstdocumented appointment of woman with police powers took place. In 1910 the Los Angeles <strong>Police</strong>Department in the USA appointed the first women with full police power. Since then, the women communityhas gone a long way towards equality with their male counterparts. In 1972, the USA amended Title VII ofthe 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibiting state and local government from discriminating on the basis of race,ethnicity, or gender. <strong>Police</strong> department, like other employment agencies, had to comply with this lawabandoning their reservation about women police. In 1970, only 02% of all police officers in the USA werewomen, but by 1991, 9% members of the police were women. Now the USA has 9.5% percent of all policepersonnel women. But the percentage is not satisfactory to the women leaders. They are making relentlesseffort to make it 50%.

A woman with uniform performing the police duty, though common today, was a dismay for most of thepeople. The history of Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> has long root in the British colonial India. The Pakistan Armyrecruited women in their Medial Corps, but they (women) were viewed still then unfit for policing.The British found no logic to recruit women for Indian police; the Pakistani regime viewed it as a deviationfrom the 'Shariah law', and, even the independent Bangladesh felt little for the women. It was only in 1974twelve women police were recruited in the Special Branch of Bangladesh police. Four years later theDhaka Metropolitan <strong>Police</strong> (DMP) recruited women in 1978. However, no women were recruited in thesupervising posts in those days. The first women in the post of the ASP were recruited in 1986 (6thBCS).Ms. Fatima Begum was the pioneer woman joining at supervisory post in the history of Bangladesh<strong>Police</strong>. This path finder woman has made her way up to the rank of DIG. In 1988 four women joined theBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> through the 7th BCS examination.However, the subsequent few years, though saw women police in the subordinate ranks, women werebarred form joining supervisory posts. The experiment of the Ershad Regime stopped the womenbecoming police supervisors. His Minister of Home Affairs, Major General (Retd) Mahmudul Hasan stolethe brain of the conservative English think-tanks of nineteenth century. He found women incapable of doingpolice job. In his presentation titled, " Law and Order Evaluation and <strong>Reform</strong> , Reconstruction andModernization of the <strong>Police</strong> Force" on 10 December and 24 December,1989 to President Ershad,Mahmudul Hasan severely criticized the idea of recruiting women in the senior posts and suggested thatonly Bangladeshi Male Citizens would apply for the post of an ASP.President Ershad approved the presentation keeping the commas and semicolons untouched deprivingwomen from joining the police supervisory posts.Though the Ershadian era came to an end soon after the presentation, the unholy ghost existed in themindset of the bureaucracy for few years. From 8th to 17th BCS no female officers were recruited. In 1999(18th BCS) another eight women joined the police service as ASP making the headway. Since then womenare joining the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> through every general BCS exams. Today there are more than 90women holding supervisory posts in Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>. Ten percent quota preserved for the femalecandidates is also contributing much to augment the number of women in Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong>.Today, although women consist of only one percent of the total police force of Bangladesh, the number ofwomen is on the rise. There is a proposal to raise a battalion populated only with women officers for theDhaka Metropolitan area. Women are doing all sorts of police work in the country. In Bangladesh policewomen are not meant to do auxiliary duties only. On the contrary, they are posted to the traffic duties,detective duties and pacifying and dispersing unlawful assemblies. Women in Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> securedthe position of the parade commander in the Passing-out Parade of the Bangladesh police Academy (in2007) and deputy parade commander in the ceremonial <strong>Police</strong> Week parade (in <strong>2008</strong>).Women in Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> put their marks of success not only in the country, but also in the UN PeaceKeeping Missions. They are working in the civil police (UNPOL) as well as Formed <strong>Police</strong> Unit (FPU).Women are working smoothly as deputy battalion commander, liaison officer, monitor and staff officer inthe United Nations Peace Keeping Missions in East Timor, Sudan, Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia andKosovo.

Policing is a regimented public agency rendering community services. It demands human characters withfirm mental determination. As like women of the modern countries, women of Bangladesh have provedtheir worth as uniformed service providers. The international trend of modern policing has just made its wayto Bangladesh. With a considerable number of women, the Bangladesh <strong>Police</strong> have been approachingtowards gender equity.Do you like the new site? Do you have any improvement suggestion? Please drop us a line.Privacy Policy | Feedback | Contact Us

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Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWMonday, <strong>March</strong> 24, <strong>2008</strong> 12:07 PM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-03Click here for Printer Friendly VersionFirst Bangladeshi to get into InterpolStaff CorrespondentFront PageFor the first time a senior police official from the country will be posted to Interpol'sgeneral secretariat in Lyon of France.Besides, three analysts from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and a SpecialBranch (SB) officer will receive advanced analytical training there.Visiting Interpol Secretary General Ronald K Noble spoke to the reporters about thedecisions after a meeting with Home Adviser Major General (retd) MA Matin yesterday.The move to second a senior official to Lyon and send four other officials for trainingcame under an agreement signed between Inspector General of <strong>Police</strong> (IGP) NurMohammad and the Interpol boss yesterday, says a press release.The decision to send a senior police officer to Interpol secretariat underlines Bangladeshpolice's continuing support and commitment to the world's largest international policeorganization, it added.It also said the Interpol secretary general agreed to send a two-member team to meetBangladesh police representatives to work out additional ways for Interpol and itsnetwork of 186 member states to offer the country more technical assistance.“Bangladesh's decision to second a senior officer to Lyon is a significant one, especiallygiven the competing demands on its scarce resources,” the press release quoted Nobleas saying.He also said it also recognises the need for national police to think beyond theirborders, as the challenges facing law enforcement in the 21st century are international,not just national.He also said posting of a Bangladeshi police officer to Lyon and his experience ofworking with officers from around the world would benefit Bangladesh citizens, Interpoland the wider international police community.Officials from 80 countries are currently stationed at the Interpol general secretariatand its regional bureaus, including more than 150 law enforcement officers seconded bytheir national administrations.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWMonday, <strong>March</strong> 24, <strong>2008</strong> 02:23 PM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-05Vow to resist crimesOur Correspondent, ManikganjClick here for Printer Friendly VersionNationalParticipants at a large rally of policemen, NGO activists and people from all walks of lifeon Monday vowed to do their best to root out criminal activities from the society andbuild a society free from drugs, corruption and violence.Manikganj district police administration with the help of NGOs organised the rally onBijoy Mela ground in Manikganj yesterday.In the address as chief guest, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of <strong>Police</strong> in Dhaka RangeMd Amir Uddin DIG Amir Uddin urged people to form social movement against the evilforces. Common people should help the community policemen to do their worksuccessfully, he said.As many as 1,288 community police committees involving 13,000 people from differentwalks of life have been formed in the district to check trade and use of drug, ManikganjSuperintendent of <strong>Police</strong> Imtiaz Ahmed said.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWMonday, <strong>March</strong> 24, <strong>2008</strong> 03:06 PM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-10Case against OC for 'killing' wifeAction after probe, says Satkhira SPOur Correspondent, SatkhiraClick here for Printer Friendly VersionNationalA case was filed with Patkelghata police station accusing its officer-in-chargeKazi Mizanur Rahman allegedly for killing his wife Sadia Sultana.Victim's mother Ekhlas Bibi of Nashetpur village in Baliarchak upazila inHabiganj district, residing in Dhaka, submitted the FIR (first information report)to Motijhheel police station in the capital yesterday as she could not come toSatkhira due to old age ailments, Satkhira police sources said.Motijhheel police station authorities received the case on behalf of Patkelghatapolice station and sent it to Patkelghata thana to record the case.Satkhira <strong>Police</strong> Superintendent Mirza Abdullahel Baki confirmed filing of the casewith Patkelghata police station.He said Motijhheel police station received the case on request from Satkhirapolice and sent it to Patkelghata police station, which recorded the case. Actionwill be taken against OC Kazi Mizanur Rahman after investigation, the SP said.Sadiha Rahman succumbed to injuries allegedly inflicted by her husband on<strong>March</strong> 4 while she was being taken to Dhaka on <strong>March</strong> 6.After the incident, Kazi Mizanur Rahman went on three days' leave, whichexpired on <strong>March</strong> 7. But he did not join duty till filing of the report yesterday.<strong>Police</strong> sources said he left for Dhaka on <strong>March</strong> 5 to 'give statement before acourt there as a prosecution witness', police sources said.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWMonday, <strong>March</strong> 24, <strong>2008</strong> 03:05 PM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-10Click here for Printer Friendly VersionMetropolitanSeminar on police role in preventingdomestic violence tomorrowUnb, DhakaA seminar on “The role of police in preventing domestic violence” will be held atPan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel tomorrow.<strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> Programme (PRP) will organise the seminar to mark theInternational Women's Day.Women and Children Affairs Adviser Rasheda K Choudhury, Secretary ofMinistry of Home Affairs Abdul Karim and Inspector General of <strong>Police</strong> NurMohammad are expected to attend the seminar.Barrister Sara Hossain will present the keynote paper in the seminar.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWMonday, <strong>March</strong> 24, <strong>2008</strong> 03:10 PM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-11Click here for Printer Friendly VersionNationalAttack On Minority People In AgailjharaASP transferred for playing biased roleOur Correspondent, BarisalAkhterul Islam, assistant superintendent of police in Gournadi circle of Barisaldistrict, has been transferred to Bogura and his salary increments postponed fornegligence and misuse of power.The actions were taken for his failure to take action against the attacks onminority community at Askor-Dusmi village in Agoiljhara upazila in Barisaldistrict on May 5 and May 19 last year and protecting the attackers by playing abiased role.The allegations were proved in a departmental investigation, police sources heresaid yesterday. DIG of Barisal Range Aminul Islam said ASP Abdus Salam ofBarisal Ssadar Circle has been ordered to take charge from ASP Akhterul Islamon Monday and work until he is replaced.Minority community people were attacked by some miscreants led byJatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader Abdul Qaiyum centring an attempt toabduct a minor girl.The victims went to the police station but did not get any help, the investigationfound.This triggered protests by the minority community people on May 20 last year.They brought out processions demanding safety and security of life.High police officials and human rights activists visited the area after theincidents were reported in the media.Yunus Ali Howladar, officer-in-charge of Agoiljhara police station, sub-inspectorAftabuddin and constable Abdur Razzak were suspended for their failure to takeimmediate action against the attackers.Later police arrested 19 people including the gang members of JCD cadreQaium Bahini. Most of them got bail from court due to improper policeinvestigation even after submission of charge sheet of the case by CID late lastyear.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWMonday, <strong>March</strong> 24, <strong>2008</strong> 03:29 PM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-12Click here for Printer Friendly VersionMetropolitanDomestic violence responsible for death ofhighest number of womenSpeakers tell seminarStaff CorrespondentSpeakers at a seminar yesterday stressed the need for brightening the image ofpolice to encourage the victims of domestic violence to seek help from police.The seminar titled 'The Role of <strong>Police</strong> in Preventing Domestic Violence' was also toldthat it is not maternal mortality, rather domestic violence that claims the highestnumber of lives of women.Addressing the seminar, UNFPA Representative to Bangladesh Arthur Erken said 60per cent women in the country are tortured either sexually or physically or both. Headded that 1,884 women fell victim to dowry related violence between 2001 and2007.“Still police means a frightening factor to women. So the image of the police needs tobe brightened,” Adviser for the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Rasheda KChoudhury told the seminar held at a city hotel.She said police have success stories in small pockets, which need to be highlightedfor brightening its image. She added that police can also take help from differentwomen organisations.Rasheda mentioned of an incident in Sylhet where police did not record a case whena victim of eve teasing went to the police station. But when she called the deputycommissioner, within two hours police went to her residence to record the case.The adviser wondered why police do wait for an order from the high-ups.“<strong>Police</strong> need to function as an organisation for brightening its image,” she added.Former adviser ASM Shahjahan said only reform in police will not do, the existingcriminal justice system also needs to be reformed.He requested the home secretary to take immediate steps to enact the draft <strong>Police</strong>Ordinance <strong>2008</strong>, which is now at the Home Ministry.Home Secretary Abdul Karim said once the <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance <strong>2008</strong> is enacted policewill be in a better place to check domestic violence.Barrister Sara Hossain presented the keynote speech on the occasion while InspectorGeneral of <strong>Police</strong> Nur Mohammad and Additional Inspector General of <strong>Police</strong> NBKTripura also spoke.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWThursday, <strong>March</strong> 27, <strong>2008</strong> 09:08 AM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-13Click here for Printer Friendly VersionMetropolitanIt is high time to bring reforms to policeSays IGP Nur MohammadStaff CorrespondentInspector General of <strong>Police</strong> (IGP) Nur Mohammad yesterday said it is high time tobring radical reforms to the police force to make it a service-oriented institution.Most previous governments had used the police for their own interests, but thelaw enforcement agency has become more transparent and disciplined after 1/11,he said while exchanging views with NGO leaders at the <strong>Police</strong> Headquarters inthe city.The IGP also said that no policeman would be spared if found involved in crimes.The <strong>Police</strong> Headquarters organised the meeting to exchange views on the draft ofBangladesh <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance 2007.IGP Nur Mohammad said, "In the past, every government had spoken of the needto bring about radical reforms in the police but did not take steps to this end."He also said some vested quarters had earlier collected some Tk 100 crore to Tk150 crore in the name of recruitment in the police force. However, the recruitmentprocess was halted during this government, he added.The police have now greater power, he said, adding that they now need propertraining and incentives.Explaining various activities of the police, Dhaka Metropolitan <strong>Police</strong> CommissionerNaim Ahmed said the reforms are aimed at turning the police forces into aservice-oriented institution.Director General of Rapid Action Battalion Hasan Mahmud Khandakar, chiefs ofCriminal Investigation Department (CID), Special Branch (SB) and DetectiveBranch (DB), and several senior police officials were present at the meeting.Representatives from Grameen Bank, ActionAid, Karitas, Proshika, Acid Survivors'Foundation, Ain O Shalish Kendra, Bangladesh Manabadhikar SamannayaParishad, Democracy Watch, Shishu Odhikar Foundation and Blind Education tookpart in the discussion.The NGO leaders said the law enforcement agencies are violating human rightsthrough extra-judicial killings, crossfire and illegal arrest.They also sought cooperation from the police in carrying out their activities.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWThursday, <strong>March</strong> 27, <strong>2008</strong> 09:14 AM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-14Click here for Printer Friendly VersionMetropolitanIGP promises better vigilance to fightchild traffickingStaff Correspondent<strong>Police</strong> chief Nur Mohammad yesterday said his department would tightenvigilance at airports and border points to help prevent trafficking of children.Despite a renewed promise of upgrading the vigilance, the Inspector General of<strong>Police</strong>, however, said his officials alone cannot combat the trafficking, a criminaloffence as per the country's law."It needs cooperation from everybody," he told a seminar on “GO-NGOCooperation and Coordination for Combating Child Trafficking: BangladeshContext”.The Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF) organised the discussion forbetter cooperation among various departments of the government andindependent anti-trafficking campaigners.The IGP said the trafficking was one of the worst crimes that often destroysfamilies and lives of many children.He said the trafficking gangs often spread their nets to rural Bangladesh to trapchildren through assurance of good jobs or a better future.Poverty often compels the parents of these children to hand over their kids tothe traffickers, but they ultimately end up in brothels or in other riskyprofessions in or outside the country, he said."The sufferings of the trafficking victims are more painful than deaths," he said.The police chief said rights campaigners were doing a good job in informingpeople about the danger of such an "inhuman act".He said his department would extend all possible helps if NGOs sought itscooperation to fight the menace.Prof Ishrat Shamim, Executive Director of the Centre for Women and ChildrenStudies, in a keynote paper said most of the victims in South Asia come fromBangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka while India and Pakistan are the destinations.Most of the victims finally perish in the Middle East, she said.She said the smuggled-out children have a huge demand in Bahrain, Kuwait andthe United Arab Emirates where they face sexual exploitation.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWThursday, <strong>March</strong> 27, <strong>2008</strong> 09:18 AM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-15EditorialDomestic violence<strong>Police</strong> can do more to curb itClick here for Printer Friendly VersionEditorialTHE seminar on the role of police in preventing domestic violence has broughtforth the harsh truth that such violence accounts for a huge number of deathsof women -- far greater than what is generally believed. Equally mind-bogglingis the fact that 60 percent of our women are tortured in some way or the other,which indeed presents a grim picture of domestic violence.Yet, the victims seldom seek help from the police. This is obviously a reflection,in part, on the law enforcers' negative image and in part, on the torturedwomens' diffidence in lodging complaints with the police.Women-bashing in different forms has become a problem of great magnitude.<strong>Report</strong>s of dowry-related deaths are being published regularly in thenewspapers, acid attacks are on the rise, and gang-raping of women no longerevokes the kind of social revulsion that it ought to have. Various women rightsgroups and NGOs are working for rehabilitating the victims. But that cannotalter the shameful truth that we as a nation have failed miserably to protect therights of women, which include their physical safety. While the decision makersvow to establish the rights of vulnerable women, incidents in which the latterfall victim to beastly crimes take place on a regular basis.The predicament of women and girls exacerbates once they step out of theirhomes. There are the eve teasers harassing girls, with the law enforcersappearing to be quite reluctant to do anything about it. It is difficult to believethat they cannot rein in the unruly teenagers whose activities have led to quitea few girls' committing suicide!So, the law enforcers have to play an assertive role in curbing domestic or anytype of violence against women. The community should also play its part itdissuading thugs from harassing girls while the latter report their plight toreceptive ears in good time for preventive action. The police should receive thecomplaints with seriousness. The police have to prove that they are here topunish the culprits, and not to harass the innocent victims. This has to beensured to protect all vulnerable people in society, including the women indistress.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWThursday, <strong>March</strong> 27, <strong>2008</strong> 09:40 AM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-17Click here for Printer Friendly Version<strong>Police</strong> reformProfessor A.T. Rafiqur Rahman, Retired Deputy Director, UN SecretariatLettersI read with interest NurulHuda's 14th <strong>March</strong> editorial:Pilloried police and pompousplatitudes in respondingpositively to an earlier pieceon the subject by BadrulAhsan in your daily. Hudaconcludes the pieceappropriately that <strong>Police</strong> hasto be organisationallyaccountable, operationallyautonomous and free andfunctionally responsive. Thisconclusion has almostPhoto: AFPuniversal acceptance insociety and was supported by all leading studies including the first systematicwork on police in an UNDP research on Human Security in Bangladesh in1997 inwhich Huda participated under my guidance. Recently, a <strong>Police</strong> <strong>Reform</strong> proposalbased on last few years of intensive UNDP research work and other publicopinion surveys has been finalized and was expected to be implemented.I read in the news that the proposal has been sent to field police officials forvetting, which is interpreted by some quarters as delaying tactics by seniorbureaucracy not friendly to the reforms. If this interpretation is correct, this willbe unfortunate for the country and society. Any significant reform requires boldactions and it is highly unusual to seek the opinions of district officials to bringabout changes in a highly centralized organisation. The field officials havealready been extensively involved in the research and survey process as well asin the development of reform proposal during the last one year.Anyway, we strongly recommend that the current reform -minded governmentwill take immediate action in implementing the police reform proposal at theearliest opportunity. It is high time that talks must stop to open the door foraction to follow. Otherwise, we the Bangladeshis like many other people willcontinue to be condemned with the unenviable characterization of being toolong on talk and too short on action.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWThursday, <strong>March</strong> 27, <strong>2008</strong> 09:59 AM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-20Draft <strong>Police</strong> Act 2007Some sections 'not pro-people'Speakers tell workshopStaff Correspondent, CtgClick here for Printer Friendly VersionMetropolitanSpeakers at a workshop in the port city yesterday underscored the need for anact that would help policemen discharge their duty with further accountabilityand become a public-friendly force ensuring democratic rights and best serviceto the people.Exchanging views at the workshop they observed some sections of the recentlyprepared draft police act are 'not pro-people' and urged the authoritiesconcerned to either drop or change them.Chittagong district police organised the divisional community consultationworkshop on Draft <strong>Police</strong> Act 2007 at Chittagong Circuit House conferenceroom.Divisional Inspector General of <strong>Police</strong>, Chittagong range AKM Shahidul Haquewas the key discussant with Chittagong district <strong>Police</strong> Super Kamrul Ahsan inthe chair.DIG Shahidul said that the draft act aimed at creating an environment to helppolice work independently and building up police as a force able to dischargeduty properly ensuring best service and welfare to the people.In this regard he observed police as a force performing pre-judicial work whileinvestigating a case.As such, the DIG called for letting police perform without the interference of anyquarter and help the separation of judiciary become more successful.However, the speakers at the workshop observed the draft police act asfocusing on the interest, welfare and empowerment of police force and fearedthat some of its sections might pose threat to the democratic rights of thecommon people.The speakers specially referred to section 138, 144 and 145.Section 138 says that if an allegation against any police personnel is provedfalse then the concerned complainant would be awarded three-month'simprisonment in jail or financial penalty of Tk 20000 or both.The speakers said that the section would discourage people from making anycomplaint against a cop.As per section 144 of the draft exempts a police officer of any type of

punishments for “performing duty in good faith”. But, the draft did not give anydefinition of “in good faith”.The participants feared that the section would create scope for a corrupt policeofficer, if there is any, to serve as per whims or with vested interest in thename of performing “in good faith”.Section 145 does not allow any legal action against any police officer and onlykeeps provision of accepting written report describing the incident relating crimealleged against a police officer.The section also said that the report has to be made with previous permissionfrom a government-authorised officer.The speakers observed that these sections should be omitted or changed.They also emphasised on keeping provisions to make police speed up process ofdisposing off duties like recording a General Dairy, an FIR and making policeverification.In this regard they also called for making a list of public and social welfareservices that the people might expect from police in the draft.Additional Deputy Commissioner (revenue) Zafor Alam, Advocate MuhammadAbdul Kuddus, CCC Ward Commissioners F Kabir Chowdhury Manik andMonowara Begum, Women leader Noor Zahan Khan, UP Chairman Manirul Islamof Raozan Noapara, Sabbir Rahman Osmani, Assistant Commissioner(administration) Ziaul Haq and a good number of public representatives,lawyers, professionals and elite people were present at the meeting.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWThursday, April 3, <strong>2008</strong> 09:58 AM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-26Click here for Printer Friendly VersionNational'<strong>Reform</strong> a must to make police peoplefriendly'Our Correspondent, KushtiaDeputy Inspector General (DIG) of police of Khulna Asaduzzaman has saidreformation in police is a must to make the policing system people-friendly.It is high time to establish police in a glorious position as there is nointervention now and a timely reformation is on the cards, the DIG said at acommunity consultation meeting on <strong>Police</strong> Ordinance-2007 on Monday evening.District police organised the meeting with Kushtia Superintendent of <strong>Police</strong>Mosleh Uddin Ahmed in the chair.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWSunday, April 6, <strong>2008</strong> 03:29 PM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-30Click here for Printer Friendly VersionMetropolitanEnsure no one is harassed in any wayIGP asks policeUnb, NarsingdiInspector General of <strong>Police</strong> (IGP) Noor Mohammad yesterday asked the policeforce to be careful in performing their duties so that no one is harassed in anyway.“The main job of the police is to maintain law and order and ensure security ofthe people, but this job was not done in the past for various reasons. We wantto make sure that the police are performing their duties properly,” he said.Noor Mohammad was addressing a meeting of community police and citizens atBir Shrestha Matiur Rahman Stadium here.“We want to build a people-friendly police force and the role of the communitypolice is to bridge the gap between the public and the police,” he said.He said people should also cooperate with police in ensuring their security. “Letme know instantly over phone if anyone of you is harassed by any policeman. Imyself will look into that,” he told the meeting.The IGP asked the police force not to arrest anyone until his/her offence isproved in investigation.DIG (Dhaka range) Amiruddin and Deputy Commissioner Jillur Rahman werepresent.

Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOWSunday, April 6, <strong>2008</strong> 03:33 PM GMT+06:00Published On: <strong>2008</strong>-03-31Click here for Printer Friendly Version'Change draft ordn to make policepeople-friendly'Our Correspondent, SatkhiraNationalSpeakers at a workshop yesterday urged the government to either drop orchange a few 'not pro-people' sections of the recently prepared draft policeordinance.Satkhira district police organised the district community consultation on Draft<strong>Police</strong> Ordinance 2007 on the premises of Satkhira <strong>Police</strong> Lines.The draft ordinance aims at creating an environment to help police workindependently, Khulna Range DIG Md Asaduzzaman Mia said.A few other speakers, however, feared that some sections of the draft ordinancemight pose threats to democratic rights of people.They referred to section 138, 144 and 145.Section 138 says that if an allegation against any police personnel is provedfalse then the complainant would be given three months' imprisonment or Tk20,000 fine or both.This would discourage people from making any complaint, they said.Section144 of the draft exempts a police official of any type of punishments for'performing duty on good faith' but the term 'in good faith' has not beendefined.Section 145 does not allow any legal action against any police official. Thissection said that the report has to be made with previous permission from agovernment-authorised officer. They urged the government to omit or changethese sections.They also urged the government to increase facilities including salary of policepersonnel to keep the law enforcers free from corruption.Among others, former minister Dr Aftabuzzaman, Additional DeputyCommissioner MA Aziz, Civil Surgeon Dr Abu Aziz Al Monsur, PourasavaChairman Sheikh Ashraful Haque, Satkhira District Bar Association PresidentShah Alam and Prof Abu Ahmed spoke at the meeting presided over by SatkhiraSuperintendent of <strong>Police</strong> Mirza Abdullahel Baki.

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