BANGLADESH RESEARCH SERIES FACT SHEET NO. 1.2: Can Community Policing Help Counter Violent Extremism in Bangladesh?
abstract
This factsheet provides a snapshot of findings from the RESOLVE Network’s 2016-2017 Bangladesh Research Initiative. As part of the Initiative, RESOLVE Network researchers examined how those involved in community policing understood countering violent extremism and the extent to which a community policing approach might play a role in addressing violent extremism. The key findings presented below were derived from two major urban areas in Dhaka City Corporation that are proximate to major educational institutions and have a large youth population: Chawkbazar in Dhaka South, where Community Policing Forums are no longer active; and Uttara in Dhaka North, where Community Policing Forums remain active.

To learn more about the research methodology and longer form findings, please refer to this fact sheet’s companion RESOLVE Research Brief: Can Community Policing Help Counter Violent Extremism in Bangladesh?