United Nations police

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United Nations police, or UNPOL, are frequently deployed as part of peacekeeping missions. UNPOL generally fall into two categories: individual police officers (IPOs) and members of formed police units (FPU).

In larger missions, the head of the police component is the Police Commissioner.

Reports of the Secretary-General

Relevant policies

  • 2018.04 Community-oriented policing manual
  • 2017.14 Police Monitoring, Mentoring and Advising in Peace Operations (Manual)
  • 2017.13 Mission-based police planning in peace operations (Manual)
  • 2017.12 Guidelines on the role of UNPOL in protection of civilians
  • 2017.09 SOP on assessment of formed police units
  • 2016.26 Guidelines on police administration in United Nations peacekeeping operations and special political missions
  • 2016.10 Policy on formed police units in United Nations peacekeeping operations
  • 2015.15 Guidelines on police operations in United Nations peacekeeping operations and special political missions
  • 2015.14 Guidelines on police command in United Nations peacekeeping operations and special political missions
  • 2015.08 Guidelines on police capacity-building and development
  • 2014.01 Policy on United Nations Police in peacekeeping operations and special political missions

In some cases, military units may perform tasks similar to those of the police component.

See also