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.


RAN Policy & Practice (Paris): Optimising Triple P (Police, Prison & Probation)


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

RAN POL Joining Forces: Dissemination, Implementation and Evaluation, Budapest 24-25 January 2019 (also available in French and German)

RAN Policy & Practice Dealing with violent extremis and terrorist offenders, Paris December 2018 (also available in French and German)

RAN POL and RAN P&P Triple P: Coordination and collaboration between police, prison and probation services in dealing with violent extremist and terrorist offenders, Prague 20-21 September 2018

RAN POL Lessons from crime prevention, Dresden 12-13 June 2018

RAN POL Police prevention and countering of far-right and far-left extremism, Rome 12-13 April 2018

RAN POL The role of police online in PVE and CVE, Oslo 01-02 March 2018 (also available in French and German)

RAN POL How to foster closer engagement with families and family workers, and why, Lisbon 12-13 October 2017 (also available in French


RAN EDU and RAN POL meeting on Polarisation Management, Stockholm 10-11 May 2017

RAN POL The role of police officers in dealing with jihadist returnees, Düsseldorf 30-31 March 2017 (also available in: Albanian | Macedonian | Serbian.)

RAN POL Points of Contact, Düsseldorf 29 March 2017

RAN POL The role for police officers in multi-agency working and information sharing, Utrecht 21 December 2016

Joint meeting RAN POL & RAN LOCAL Who is in charge?, Berlin 20-21 October 2016

Training programmes for Europe’s police officers, September 2016 (also available in: Albanian | Macedonian | Serbian.)

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 06-07 April 2016

RAN POL kick-off meeting, November 2015


Working Group leaders:

  • Navjot Sandhu, Norway
  • Vasileios Theofilopoulos, Greece

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