Road Policing Capacity Building

//Road Policing Capacity Building

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

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 practice – 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 of each of the cities, to allow for flexibility in their application by local police.

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; and
  9. Design and development of training materials and Standard Operational Procedures for road policing agencies.

Selected cities


  • 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 *
  • Bogota, Columbia

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

Capacity building team

GRSP’s Road Policing Capacity Building 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.

Since 2017


Enforcement staff trained



Police Service Links


Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Dhaka Traffic Police

Maharashtra, India

  • Maharashtra State Police

Mumbai, India


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Ethiopian Federal Police

Kampala, Uganda

  • Kampala Traffic Police

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