Tunisia Law Enforcement Academy Modernization


The 2011 revolution was a turning point for Tunisia’s Law Enforcement forces. In its wake, popular expectations changed about the mission and practices of Tunisia’s National Police and National Guard officers and agents. Citizens became more vocal in their frustration and less accepting of gaps in law enforcement service. To enhance the provision of security, the Tunisian Ministry of Interior, National Guard, and National Police launched a modernization program to improve how Tunisian law enforcement forces are trained for their new mission.


In partnership with the Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) began supporting Tunisia’s law enforcement training modernization effort in 2016. SCG conducted a strategic assessment of the entire training system, including management and oversight of training, institutional learning, pedagogy, and curricula. Working in close partnership with law enforcement training stakeholders, SCG identified gaps and developed solutions to help Tunisia’s National Police and National Guard better meet the security needs of its citizens.


Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the ability of the United States and its partners to build strategic security sector capacity both at home and abroad. SCG assists donor and recipient governments to assess institutional capacity, identify gaps, develop and implement solutions, and improve the sustainability and impact of reform.

SCG’s Academies of Excellence Program is designed to modernize and reform military and law enforcement academies. The program works with government ministries and academy leaders to assess institutional effectiveness, revise learning outcomes, design new curricula, enhance faculty expertise, create feedback loops, and streamline academy management processes. This is accomplished by:

  • Assessing current curricula, pedagogy, and outcomes to identify needs and gaps;
  • Modernizing curricular content to enhance learning, standardize training, and improve interoperability;
  • Educating the educator using pedagogical tools that blend conceptual and field-based learning; and
  • Designing institutional research and feedback loops from the field to keep curricula current.