22 mai 2013


  1. Legal Framework

The UN Police in Cote d'Ivoire went operational on 4 April

2004 within the framework of Security Council Resolution 1528. Its mandate was

modified and reinforced by several subsequent resolutions including Resolution

1765 following thee Ouagadougou Political Agreement (OPA) of 4/3/2007.

  1. Strength

UNPOL has a strength of 400 officers from 25 contributing

countries and 750 elements of the Formed Police Unit coming from three


  1. Presentation of UNPOL, Côte d'Ivoire



UNPOL in Côte d'Ivoire plays a key role in establishing a police

presence throughout the Ivorian territory and in the organization of internal



It equally focuses on the training of members of the local police

and gendarmerie by providing technical advice and expertise in professional

matters. Its mandate allows it to assist in the organization of peaceful and

transparent elections.

  1. Accomplishments


Assistance in the evaluation of the local police and gendarmerie



Providing guidance for territorial units: joint patrols,

assistance in the execution of daily police duties such as identifying

punishable offences, arrests, hearings and interrogation of suspects.


Training of local police and gendarmes in police science and

judicial procedure; sixteen police officers trained and deployed in other UN

missions. Six hundred defense and security auxiliaries trained in  the notion of

community police, public security and deployed in the north of the country to

better discharge their duties of ensuring the free movement of people and goods


Joint patrols with Formed Police Units during community visits.


Participation in arms embargo inspection in the context of the

disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process.


Providing security for the mobile court hearings.


Support to the reconstruction and socioeconomic development

activities of the country (through UNOCI quick Impact Projects programme,

donations etc.)


Mixed Brigades

Following the Ouagadougou

Political Agreement OPA of 4/3/2007, UNPOL became involved in the monitoring of

six mixed brigades created after the substitution of the "Zone of Confidence" by

the "Green Line". These were the mixed brigades of Ngattadlikro, Kopengue,

Famienkro, Bangolo, Bonoufla and Zeale. UNOCI Police was charged with assisting

in the management of security in this part of the territory, a task that was

assigned to the Impartial Forces. A mixed brigade comprised 10 FDS, 10 FAFN and

4 UNPOL elements. In collaboration with the two other forces, UNPOL ensured the

free movement of people and goods, monitored road traffic and carried out joint

patrols in the villages and towns. It also supervised the coverage of mobile

courts, a crucial phase of the electoral process aimed at recording birth

declarations and identifying Ivorian nationals for the purpose of obtaining

identity cards- a precondition for inclusion in the voters register.

  1. Collaboration with other UNOCI components

UNPOL assists other components of

UNOCI on a daily basis. This is illustrated in its participation in activities

to  sensitize the population through public forums, schools caravan organized by

UNOCI Public Information Ofiice PIO during which other sections such as

HIV/AIDS, Gender, Child Protection, Human Rights, Civil affairs, Electoral

assistance, Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration DDR take turns in

informing the public about their mandate and activities. UNPOL also takes part

in inspecting arms embargo sites.

  1. Organisation


Secretariats of the Commissioner and deputy Commissioner


Office of Chief of Staff: Personnel cell, Logistics, Public

Information, security investigation unit


Operation section


Training section


Reform and restructuring




Abidjan sector: Abidjan post, Abengourou and Abidjan airport.


Sector East, Bouake: police posts: Bouke, Bondodukou, Boun,

Ferkessedougou, Korhogo, Sakassou, Yamoussoukro and Boundiali


Integrated Command centre


Sector West, Daloa: Police posts: Daloa, Bangolo, Bounoufla,

Danane, Duekoue, Man, Odienne, San Pedro, Seguela.

The last police post was inaugurated on 16/6/2008 in

Boundiali to ensure a wide presence throughout the territory.

  1. Humanitarian Activities:

UNPOL's vision is "to maintain law

and order with a human face." Apart from supporting socioeconomic activities by

donating professional equipment and materials to the Ivorian national police,

UNPOL also makes gifts of food items, school kits to orphanages and the needy,

provide drinking water to the population, conduct free medical consultations and

treatment and rehabilitate certain local police posts.