Ranjit Singh Sardara

Chief of Operations
United Nations Police, Manatuto, Timor Leste
Focus Area(s): 
Accountable Policing
Critical Tasks: 
Community policing
Training
Interviewers: 
Nicolas Lemay-Hebert
Country of Reform: 
Timor-Leste
Bosnia
Town/City: 
Manatuto
Place (Building/Street): 
UNPOL Headquarters
Country: 
Timor-Leste
Date of Interview: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Abstract 
Ranjit Singh Sardara discusses the policing role of the U.N. missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Timor-Leste. Being a part of the Bosnian mission, he highlights the significance of community policing, working with non-governmental organizations and ministers to find the best ways to benefit the local citizenry. He also recounts his involvement in overseeing the election process in Visegrad. Regarding the Timor-Leste mission, Sardara describes mentoring plans and the classes organized for the Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste, or the National Police of Timor-Leste. In addition, he describes working with the Suco chiefs to educate the locals on human rights, the duties of the police, child abuse, and domestic violence. Sardara also talks about the U.N.'s internal management and its relationship with the host country’s police and the rest of the population.
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At the time of this interview, Ranjit Singh Sardara was the chief of operations of the United Nations Police in Manatutu, Timor-Leste. He served in the Royal Malaysian Police for 27 years. His experience spanned community policing, traffic cases, crime prevention, and operations and intelligence. Sardara was also a part of the U.N. mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He served as an election officer in Visegrad; he held the post of deputy station commander and later, station commander. Sardara also served as the deputy regional commander of Sarajevo.

 
Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Malaysian
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Keywords 
community policing
language
Gangs
recruitment
Donor Relations
training curriculum