Mustafa Resat Tekinbas

Deputy Police Commissioner
United Nations Mission in Kosovo
Focus Area(s)
Accountable Policing
Critical Tasks
Internal accountability
Arthur Boutellis
Country of Reform
Pristina, Kosovo
Place (Building/Street)
U.N. Camp Alpha
Date of Interview
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mustafa Resat Tekinbas speaks about his role with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Police.  As a deputy police commissioner, he discusses his experience both in working with U.N. international policing and with the administrative intricacies of the Kosovo mission.  He begins by detailing the structure of the UNMIK police and explaining the progress the mission had made in the eight years since the inception of the force.  Tekinbas talks about the U.N. policies behind international police assignments, the limitations of pre-deployment training and aspects of the immersive training that takes place in the field.  He details efforts to deploy international police in certain areas to maximize their effectiveness.  He concludes with an example of the grueling work schedule of an international policeman and offers ideas for improvement.  

Case Study: Building the Police Service in a Security Vacuum: International Efforts in Kosovo, 1999-2011

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Mustafa Tekinbas Interview

At the time of this interview, Mustafa Resat Tekinbas was serving as deputy police commissioner for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).  He began his career in Istanbul, Turkey, and worked as a police officer for more than two decades.  Tekinbas received additional police training in the United States, and his experience spanned intelligence, information technology and riot control.  He began working with UNMIK in 2003.  

UN Policies
pre-deployment training
internal management
incentive systems
disciplinary system
community policing
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