Policing the Frontlines of Peace

In an era of ever-greater globalization and unprecedented availability of information from across the globe at the speed of a keystroke, the realm of international policing and police peacekeeping continues to be underexposed. It is infrequently discussed by the mainstream media, rarely captured in print by academics or publishers, and remains mostly absent from the curricula of police training establishments worldwide.

While #InternationalPolicing and #Police-Peacekeeping may not be trending on Twitter or mentioned in many agencies’ strategic plans, there is a whole other world of policing that officers need to know about. It’s the thin light-blue line that’s policing the frontlines of peace in the world’s hottest of hotspots: the United Nations Police (UNPOL).