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Ukraine: ICITAP-Supported Community Police Project Inspires Public Confidence

On February 6, ICITAP leadership presented commendations to members of ICITAP-Ukraine’s mission for their “… tireless efforts, during inclement weather, traveling long distances daily and other hardships…” to complete a two-week Territorial Community Police Officer (TCPO) Project, Community Perception Survey. The targeted area was 21 communities in the Dnipro region of Ukraine. The team, which included 10 of our foreign local labor personnel, interviewed more than 2,500 residents in-person and more than 800 participants in an online survey representing approximately 1.7% of the total population in those areas. ICITAP conducted the poll to collect data about the first eight months of the first, 33 TCPOs deployment and how they have been received by the communities. According to the survey’s results, a substantial majority of the residents interviewed were aware of the TCPOs in their communities, indicating that the officers were successfully engaging the people. An amazing 93% of those surveyed were satisfied with the work of the TCPOs, 63% trust the TCPOs, 59% feel they are safer now since the TCPOs were deployed. An incredible 97% said that if they have a problem or emergency, they would call their local TCPO. The survey also provided insight into which TCPOs are the most proactive and engaged, and which officers could benefit from additional training, mentorship, or support from the community leadership. ICITAP’s implementation of the TCPO project is with the support of and in coordination with the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

Updated August 11, 2023