Copyright 2010 by Barry Dunn Advisory Group

What is a Police Mission?

A police mission is a project/program sponsored by the United Nations (UNPOL), The European Union (EU), NATO, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) or the US State Department and now even the US Defense Department . These programs use International Civilian Police (CivPol) officers to carry out "the mission."

U.S. police officers from all over the country to participate in international civilian police activities and local police development programs in countries around the world. They participate in training and advising police in post conflict nations. Often this involves starting up entire police departments and national police agencies from the ground up. Working as an international police officer can be challenging and a very rewarding experience.

Currently the United Sates has more than 1,600 U.S. police deployed  in international CIVPOL missions

We know of police missions in the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Haiti
  • Iraq
  • Kosovo
  • Liberia
  • Sudan
  • Palestinian Territories

For the Officer, this means that there are several opprotunities to serve all over the world.  A Police mission is a special event in your life that you will never forget!

To be eligible for a US CIVPOL Program you must be a U.S. Citizen and have a combined total of eight (8) years work experience with at least (5) years experience as a state sworn certified police officer with a full service police department. You must be an actively serving law officer, or recently retired/separated within nine (9) years of active employment. Proficiency in English is required. Everyone who applies must be able to qualify with assigned weapon and operate a standard transmission vehicle. They look for officers thathave an unblemished background. For obvious reasons a valid U.S. passport is required. During the process you will need to pass a physical and an agility test.

Police Missions