International Programmes

Have a look at some of our international work.

Colombia

Colombia

  • Working with the Colombian National Police to deliver peaceful communities 

  • Supported by the British Embassy to provide advice, guidance and training assistance 

  • Activity focussed on community policing, delivering rights based approach to large scale social conflicts, gender mainstreaming

European Union

European Union

We are continually developing collaborative partnerships with police services across Europe, from exchanges between police colleges and universities to liaison with international embassies.

Malawi

Malawi

Africa

Scottish Government funded Malawi Police service to tackle gender-based violence, while improving child protection and training to senior investigating officers who manage responses to these issues.  The project’s outcome focused its approach on victims, examining their journey and improving touchpoints where they engage in the Criminal Justice sector.  This capacity building programme builds upon work that Police Scotland started in 2015.


The work also resonates with the aims of the UN Global Goals, with the global north and south working in partnership to achieve - in this instance - Global Goal: 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and Goal 16; Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

  • Funded by the UK Conflict, Stability, and Security Fund, assisted the Sri Lanka Police Service since 2013 

  • Work with in-country partners, The Asia Foundation • Designed and delivered several training courses for the Sri Lanka Police Service 

  • Focus of activity: inclusive community policing, promoting gender equality and tackling sexual and gender based abuse

Zambia

Zambia

Africa

The Scottish Government provided Police Scotland with funding to support specialist training with the Police Services in Malawi and Zambia for tackling gender-based violence (GBV) and improving child protection.


Expanding on previous work, additional funding was awarded for the delivery of specialist training to senior investigating officers who manage responses to GBV and child protection matters.  This provided an opportunity to identify and streamline a national cadre of officers in both countries, to help improve responses to serious crimes.


This capacity building programme built upon work that Police Scotland started with the Malawian Police Service as part of the Government of Malawi's Food Insecurity response plan in 2015. The project’s outcome focused approach for victims, examined their journey and improved touchpoints where they engage in the Criminal Justice sector.  The benefits of the project were two-way: police officers in Malawi and Zambia are better equipped to deal with GBV and child protection issues in country and Police Scotland Officers gain new perspectives which contribute to better community policing in Scotland.  


The work also resonates with the aims of the UN Global Goals, with the global north and south working in partnership to achieve - in this instance - Global Goal: 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and Goal 16; Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.

United States of America

United States of America

Police Scotland has a long history of collaborative work with law enforcement in the United States of America (USA). Previously we have hosted visits to Scotland from police officers from New Jersey. Since 2015 Police Scotland has developed a collaborative partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) sharing learning, experiences and policing approaches. This relationship has been covered through broadcasts by both Sky and Atlantic TV .