Migration and Home Affairs

Police and law enforcement Working Group (RAN POL)


Police forces have a crucial role to play in facilitating a preventative multi- (or inter-) agency approach at local or regional level. They often know the community very well and can be encouraged to optimise their engagement with it.

RAN POL is seeking to identify a more effective police approach, which is flexible enough to be shared among many police forces in the EU Member States. This will require peer reviewing police approaches that work efficiently, identifying successful training, understanding the role of social media, providing guidelines for trust-based relationships with communities and families, and, finally, optimising cooperation between specialised branches and local community police.

Ex-post Papers

After RAN activities and Working Group meetings, an ex-post paper highlights lessons learned, insights and follow-up initiatives.

RAN POL The role of police officers in dealing with jihadist returnees, Düsseldorf 30-31 March 2017

RAN POL Points of Contact, Düsseldorf 29 March 2017

RAN POL The role for police officers, Utrecht 21 December 2016

New guide: training programmes for Europe’s police officers

Preparing RAN POL's Guide on Training Programmes for police officers in Europe, Athens, 14-15 June 2016

RAN POL Successful and effective engaging with communities, Oslo 6-7 April 2016

RAN POL kick-off meeting, November 2015


Working Group leaders:

  • Navjot Sandhu, Norway
  • Vasileios Theofilopoulos, Greece

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