§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are the planned and current levels of police manpower in Kosovo under the authority of United Nations Mission in Kosovo (a) in the International Police Force and (b) in the locally recruited police. [HL3465]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)
The United Nations International Police in Kosovo has an authorised force level of 3,593 regular police officers and 1,125 special police officers. We have been informed by the United Nations Secretariat that there are currently 3,215 regular police and 707 special police deployed in theatre.
The OSCE-run police school in Kosovo has an authorised personnel level of 211 international police trainers. At present there are 164 trainers in theatre. The school has to date recruited and trained 1,381 local cadets for the Kosovo police service: the target is to recruit and train 4,000 cadets by May 2001.