New Officers Join Community Policing Program
The community policing model promotes the development of partnerships between law enforcement and the Lebanese people and institutions they serve in order to increase trust and confidence in the police and address the underlying causes of crime by developing solutions to problems facing the community at large.
The United States' $132 million multi-year law enforcement assistance program in Lebanon is designed to support reform in the Lebanese law enforcement sector by strengthening the capacity of the ISF to enforce the rule of law in Lebanon and to protect the Lebanese people. A professional and responsive police force also strengthens Lebanon's sovereignty, independence and stability.
The U.S. assistance program strengthens the ISF and is part of the overall U.S. security assistance program to Lebanon. Since 2008, U.S. instruction teams have trained over 8500 ISF members.