Road Policing Capacity Building

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The Road Policing Capacity Building Programme is managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership – one of the ten implementing partners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) programme.

The aim of the programme is to improve and enhance road safety knowledge and to strengthen capability of road policing agencies to enforce laws relating to primary road safety risk factors in low and middle-income countries. These include:

  1. Speeding;
  2. Drink-driving;
  3. Non-use, or improper use of helmets, and
  4. Non-use, or improper use of seatbelts and child restraint systems

Strengthening the capability of the road traffic police to enforce traffic laws is fundamental to deterring road users from violating the laws, to reduce harm and to reduce inappropriate and unsafe behaviors on the roads.

GRSP is providing professional knowledge relating to road safety enforcement – based on recognized international best practices – to build and sustain high-quality policing activities for the improvement of road safety in the selected cities within the programme.

All knowledge and policing practices are tailored to the local context within each of the cities, to allow for flexibility in their application by local police.

The GRSP also coordinates the Global Road Policing Network (GRPN), which is a network of road policing stakeholders dedicated to maximising the impact of road policing on reducing global road trauma.

Programme details

Target audiences

GRSP’s Road Policing Capacity Building Programme is dedicated towards three target groups, namely:

  1. Operational/front line road policing officers
  2. Senior road policing officers and supervisors
  3. Internal training providers

Programme activities

GRSP is building road policing capacity and capability through:

  1. Engagement with high-level road safety managers through dialogue and educational initiatives, highlighting effective road safety and strategic enforcement practice;
  2. Promoting ‘Intelligence Led’ enforcement through dialogue and training;
  3. Primary risk factor enforcement training;
  4. Roadside check point operational practice;
  5. Training of Trainers;
  6. Coaching and mentoring of road policing personnel;
  7. Strategic communications training;
  8. Management training for senior level officers and supervisors;
  9. Practical and theoretical training throughout the Road Policing Executive Leadership Course (RPELC); and
  10. Design and development of training materials and Standard Operational Procedures for road policing agencies.

Selected cities (BIGRS 2020-2025)


  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • Mombasa, Kenya


  • Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Dhaka North, Bangladesh
  • Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Maharashtra State, India

Selected cities (BIGRS 2015-2019)


  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Accra, Ghana


  • Mumbai, India
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Shanghai, China
  • Bandung, Indonesia

Latin America

  • Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil*
  • Bogotá, Colombia

*Road Policing Capacity Building Programme in Sao Paulo is executed by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Capacity building team

GRSP’s Road Policing Capacity Building staff, trainers and consultants are drawn from an international pool of experts who have significant knowledge and skills in the field of road safety and road policing enforcement.

The Road Policing Capacity Building Team possess high levels of experience in the delivery of road policing services at either a national, state or municipal level and are all experienced in developing and delivering recognized international best practice capacity building workshops in road policing.

BIGRS 2015-2019


Enforcement staff trained


Training workshop conducted

BIGRS 2020 – 2025


Enforcement staff trained to date


Training workshops conducted

Police Service Links


Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Mumbai, India


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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