We provide training to justice operators, officials and professionals on citizen security issues regarding the management of the transformation of citizen security practices

1. Training of officials

In Venezuela, it is necessary and urgent to transform all processes related to citizen security into a comprehensive system led by a new generation of managers.
To nurture the foundations of this change, Reengineering of Citizen Security offers training programs to officials and justice operators who share the vision of a change in public policies that contributes to the overall reduction of homicides in the country.
We offer professionals in citizen security the online course, Management for the Transformation of Citizen Security , with the aim of providing tools to increase the effectiveness and quality of processes that can reduce homicide rates, and facilitate action consistent with the prevention and punishment of deviations that may constitute human rights violations.
To this end, Amnesty International Venezuela has designed a programme that includes content on human rights and protection systems; good practices, use of force and responsibilities derived from law enforcement; management and leadership and cases of successful police management experiences and implementation of good practices.
We hope that the new generation of managers who will lead the changes can incorporate the content of the course into their daily citizen security work.
The content of each module is delivered through videos, coupled with supplementary material, such as readings, presentations and audios. The modules also incorporate practical activities and evaluations.
  • Length: 3 months.
  • Structure: 13 distance learning modules, 26 academic hours.
  • Digital certificate granted by Amnesty International in “Management, Good Practices and Human Rights for the Transformation of Citizen Security” after completing 100% of the course.
To enroll, send a CV to seguridadciudadana@aiven.org and fill out the form: https://docs.google.com/forms
Course syllabus:
  1. Human rights and protection systems
  2. Human security, citizen security and the responsibilities derived from law enforcement
  3. The police officer’s profile
  4. Good Police Practices and Progressive and Differentiated Use of Force
  5. Arbitrary detention and unlawful confinement
  6. Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment
  7. Good policing practices at public meetings
  8. Women’s rights and violence against women in Venezuela
  9. Good policing practices for the eradication of violence against persons belonging to the LGBT community
  10. Police management
  11. Successful police project experiences
  12. The role of civil society and police action
  13. Communication, leadership and Management Coaching

2. Workshops for young people and university students

Young people and university students can make valuable contributions to the change sought by Reengineering of Citizen Security by generating a high impact in outreach, as well as by becoming catalysts and multipliers of recommendations in order to influence the public debate from their spaces.
As part of the groundwork for these activities, these young people have participated in the Violence and Citizen Security in Venezuela workshop, which covers basic concepts on violence, the contextualisation of violence and homicides in Venezuela, the government’s repressive reaction to violence and human rights violations within the framework of security operations.
This training has served as a basis for building projects where they carry out research, training activities and activism from a multidisciplinary perspective, through which they gather information and data, as well as bring together experts and people interested in citizen security matters.
We also hold workshops aimed at students of various universities in Caracas who are doing community service, as well as students from other educational institutions.

3. Workshop for staff of private security companies

Human rights, security and the role of companies

A workshop was given to a private security company, Company of Security and Global C.A., with the purpose of analysing and reflecting on the ways in which its staff can positively impact people’s human rights, and therefore encourage understanding of their responsibility within the framework of their work.

For this purpose, theoretical contents on human rights, good practices, proportional use of force and violence against women were offered, which were followed by practical activities in which participants could learn about the responsibility of companies regarding human rights, and then analyse and reflect on their responsibility given the nature of their work and the context of insecurity and human rights crisis in Venezuela.
There is a need for private security companies to continue training their staff on international human rights conventions, good practices and the use of force.

Workshop taught to participants of the Diversxs project

Workshop taught to young people of the university networks of Amnesty International Venezuela

Workshop taught to young people of the university networks of Amnesty International Venezuela

Free Online Course – Management for the Transformation of Citizen Security

Free Online Course – Management for the Transformation of Citizen Security

Free Online Course – Management for the Transformation of Citizen Security

Workshop taught to personnel of a private security company

Workshop taught to personnel of a private security company

Workshop taught to personnel of a private security company

Workshop taught to contestants of the Urban Music Festival

Workshop taught to students of the community service at the Venezuelan Central University