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Global Award Ceremony

Thursday April 5th - The Hague

Altus Police Station Visitors Week 2006


The Police Station Visitors Week was organised by Altus Global Alliance together with police and civil society around the world for the first time in 2006. This unique initiative, which is likely to become an annual event, gave civilians an opportunity to visit local police stations and to assess the services provided by police. Nearly two thousand civilians visited in total over 450 police stations in 23 countries around the world during one week.

Altus is organizing the Global Award Ceremony on Thursday April 5th to launch the Global Report on the Police Station Visitors Week 2006 and to nominate, by an independent jury, the Global Award winning police station. Police officials from the stations that received the highest scores in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America will be present, together with academics, representatives of NGOs and press.

The Regional Reports on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America can be downloaded at

The ceremony will be hosted by Mr. Deetman, Mayor of The Hague, at the Council Chambers of the City Hall. It is an open event and we would very much appreciate your presence. To confirm your attendance, please e-mail Saskia Pubben, Altus Project Coordinator, at


5 April 2007, The Hague

1.30 pm Registration Council Chamber - Coffee available

2.00 – 2.20 Introduction Police Station Visitors Week by Professor Chris Stone,

Chairman of Altus

2.20 – 4.00 Presentations by Police Officials from the top scoring police station per region

and interaction with Jury

4.00 – 4.20     Coffee break

4.20 – 4.50 Launch Police Station Visitors Week Global Report by Dr Rainuka Dagar, Altus Regional Representative at the Institute for Development and Communication (India)

4.50 – 5.30 Awards commendations by Jury

5.30 – 7.00      Reception hosted by the Mayor and Aldermen of The Hague

Location:          Council Chamber of the City Hall

Reception:        ‘Entresol’ of the City Hall

Address:       The City Hall (1st floor)

                       Spui 70, The Hague, the Netherlands

Dress code:      Tenue de Ville

Jury Members

Mr Alhaji M. Lawal Sule - Director Investigation of the Police Service Commission, Lagos, Nigeria

Mr Dr A.A. Siddiqui - Director Institute for Development and Communication, Chandigarh, India

Mr Prof Piet van Reenen - Professor Human Rights and Police, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

Ms Prof Paula Poncioni - Professor at the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mr Richard Aborn - President of Constantine & Aborn Advisory Services, LLC, USA

Police Officials

Mr Adegoke M. Fayoade - Divisional Police Officer Ilupeju Police Station, Ilupeju, Nigeria

Mr Amarjot Singh Gill - Director General of Police, Rajasthan Police, Jaipur, India

Mr O.P. Galhotra - Inspector General, Range I, Rajasthan Police, Jaipur, India

Mr Deputy David Jennings - Palmdale Police Station, Los Angeles, USA

Mr Dr Mário Jordão Toledo Leme - General Police Chief of São Paulo, Brazil

Mr Tasukov Mukades Esfindiyarovich - Police Chief of Kanashskii GOVD, Russia


Altus is a global alliance working across continents and from a multi-cultural perspective to improve public safety and justice. Placing special emphasis on police accountability and the quality of police oversight, Altus serves as a source of knowledge and innovation for governments, police leaders, human rights activists, legislators, journalists and citizens around the world, concerned about the effective and fair control of policing.

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