SSM - Departamento de Seguridad Pública
 
 

About the OAS |Member States |Strategic Partners |Estructure |Documents |News                                 

 
 
SSM - Departamento de Seguridad Pública

 


 
General Secretariat
Secretariat for Multidimensional Security
Department of Public Security

SSM| DSP | Español |Contact us   

OEA-Departamento de Seguridad Publica
 

 

 

 

New Page 4
  About the
 Department
 Section to Promote Security and Harmonious Coexistence Section to Coordinate Cooperation MISPA Observatorio Hemisférico de Seguridad
OAS-Department of Public Security-Main Page Sobre el Departamento de Seguridad Pública de la OEA

ON THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Public Security (DPS) is part of the OAS Secretariat for Multidimensional Security and was created with the purpose of designing and implementing programs that support, within the framework of human rights, the efforts of the OAS Member States to address threats to public security.

The DPS works with Member States to develop mechanisms to evaluate and strengthen their institutional capacity to deal with security threats. These efforts focus on the following areas: the strengthening of security legislation, the improvement of law enforcement coordination and practices, the prevention of crime and violence, victim assistance and the social reintegration of convicted criminals.

 The Department’s principal areas of focus are facilitating sharing among Member States of successful experiences of and best practices for combating crime and violence, fighting transnational organized crime, gang violence and the trafficking of firearms and persons and promoting public policies aimed at preventing crime and violence in the Americas. The Section for the Promotion of Security and Social Tolerance and Cooperation functions under the Department of Public Security and is comprised of the Vulnerable Populations and Crime Prevention Unit, the Arms Control and Anti-Mining Strategies Unit, and the Criminal Justice System Unit. The Section for Coordination and Cooperation also operates under DPS and is comprised of the Documentation, Information and Follow up, and Training Development Units.

 

Meeting of Ministers - MISPA

Click to enlarge

With the support of the OAS member states, the General Secretariat has promoted the elaboration and consolidation of the ministerial process on public security, whose main body is the Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas (MISPA), aiming to strengthen the dialogue between key stakeholders, to promote cooperation, to facilitate the exchange of experiences and promising practices, to foster technical assistance in preventing and combating crime, violence and insecurity.

This new institutional architecture is building on the five pillars adopted in the
Commitment to Public Security in the Americas adopted during MISPA I which took place in Mexico in 2008: 1) public security management; 2) prevention of crime, violence and insecurity; 3) police management; 4) citizen and community participation; 5) international cooperation. MISPA III will take place in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on November 17-18, 2011 and under the leadership of this Government, the agenda suggests orienting the dialogue towards the specific pillar of police management.

Learn more>>

 

Department Activities


Third Conference of the States Party to the CIFTA
Washington, D.C, USA - May 14-15, 2012

Forum: Information: An Essential Tool in Public Security Management
Panama City, Panama- October 13-14, 2011

International Training Course: Criminal Information System
San Luis Potosí , Mexico- October 17-21, 2011


See past events
 
News

Statement of San Salvador:  
Meeting to analyze the legislative reforms to prevent and combat the illicit trafficking in firearms in Central America (OEA -SICA )

September 28, 2011

Selected Publications


Key OAS
Security Documents
Vol III
CIFTA

PDF 2.4 MB


Key OAS
Security Documents
Vol II

PDF 1.5 MB
 


Key OAS
Security Documents
Vol I

PDF 1.9 MB


Public Security
in the Americas:
Challenges and
Opportunities

PDF

 


Prisons: Problems
and Challenges
for the Americas

PDF, 7.4 MB

New Page 1

© 2009 Organization of American States. All Rights Reserved. 1889 F Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006, USA
Phone 1 (202) 458 3000 --
email: dps@oas.org
Twitter   Facebook