Police Training


SISHA provides training programs to local and provincial police from the Anti-Human Trafficking and Criminal Investigation Departments to increase their knowledge in criminal investigation, operational planning and raid execution, crime scene searching, evidence collection, offender custody and victim-friendly procedures. Increasing the capacity of police to investigate illegal activity not only ensures the successful prosecution of offenders, but improves the image of police in the community and encourages individuals to respect and utilise the law.

In 2009 SISHA commenced its five-year Criminal Investigation Police Training Project, designed to support Cambodia National Police by providing criminal investigation training to frontline police officers working in the Crime Investigation and Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Departments.

The overall objective of this project is to support the Cambodia National Police by strengthening the capacity of frontline police officers to effectively investigate serious crime. Since 2009, SISHA has trained over 450 police officers through 15 courses in 13 Provinces. SISHA have just completed the first of 19 courses to take place over the next 4 years.

The two-week intensive training course provides theoretical and practical based training on the following ten modules:

  • Law Enforcement Ethics
  • The Investigator
  • Law (general criminal offences and human trafficking related crimes)
  • Police Powers
  • Investigation Planning
  • Crime Scenes
  • Victim and Child Interviews
  • Offender Identification
  • Interviewing Suspects
  • Protection Order

SISHA would like to thank USAID and Winrock International for their continued support of the CIT program.