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United Nations police in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
3 Nov 2017 -  United Nations - Police Commissioner Roland Zamora explains the policing mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Based on the mandate, UN police supported the government to develop a capacity building plan for the national police and gendarmerie to help consolidate the rule of law in the Central African Republic. The UN police component also supports gender mainstreaming of the national police. UN police protect civilians through the deployment of formed police units that patrol insecure areas, deter violence and crime and secure the population in provisional internally displaced persons camps, as well as through engaging the communities with individual police officers.

United Nations police are deployed in 11 peacekeeping operations, as well as 6 Special Political Missions to help restore confidence in host-State police and rule of law structures and serving to protect civilians, providing electoral and border security and management, limiting the effects of transnational organised crime, investigating and preventing cases of sexual and gender-based violence. Over 12,000 UN police officers from 90 countries serve the United Nations as individual police officers (IPOs), in formed police units (FPUs) or as United Nations staff (P-staff).