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Law Enforcement Exchange Program

Country: Ukraine
Category: Professional Development Programs


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Since 1995, Project Harmony has been involved in training and education programs for police, law enforcement officials and criminal justice experts from the United States and the NIS. Police and law enforcement officials from Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Jersey have participated in programs in Petrozavodsk, Volgograd and Oryol, Russia and Lviv, Uzhgorod and Odessa, Ukraine. Project Harmony was selected by the Department of Internal Affairs in Russia to coordinate the year-long hosting programs for three Yeltsin Scholars in law enforcement. In the fall of 1997, the Project Harmony-State Department Law Enforcement Exchange Program brought 12 Fellowship law enforcement candidates from the NIS to live in US host families and intern with local US law enforcement individuals and departments from October to December. Four partnerships between US schools of criminal justice and Institutes of Internal Affairs in Russia and Ukraine conducted exchanges in 1997, 1998 and 1999. By the spring of 2000, over 140 US and 140 NIS officials will have participated in Project Harmony law enforcement exchange programs. Project Harmony has received funding from the US State Department to continue Law Enforcement Exchange Programs with Russian and Ukrainian participants through 2000.