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Paris Razos
Team Leader (Commander) Solomon Islands Police Support Program , New Zealand Police
Wellington, New Zealand
27 years New Zealand Police, including development in prevention, training management, most recently four and a half years in peace operations and post-conflict development programs. Masters degree in International Security. Looking for security sector reform or development roles in any sector, anywhere. Can relocate immediately. Bilingual English/Greek.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
Professional Experience:
Team Leader: Solomon Islands Police Support Program. Led NZ Government's $12.5m program supporting continued post-conflict policing development in Solomon Islands. Created, developed, executed work program translating higher level government objectives into operational plans. Designed, managed program activities to achieve goals of building local capability and ownership and reducing donor dependency. Conflict prevention advisory support for national general elections. Intelligence-based assessment for intelligence-led policing and deployment.
Master's degree in International Security undertaken and completed during this period.

Operations Manager: Response & Operations. Managing projects for operational policing capability building.

Police Professional Conduct Manager. Reviewing and quality assurance of national investigations into police conduct; ongoing liaison with Independent Police Conduct Authority.

Advisor: Timor-Leste Community Policing Program (TLCPP), Timor-Leste. Strategic advisor to host police executive and district command teams. Broad stakeholder management in community development. Annual work plan, activity and reporting design and implementation. Training development and delivery to police, agency and community stakeholders. Operational systems development. Capability building. Risk management, security planning.

Project Manager: National Prevention Centre. Leading development for Change Leadership Framework underpinning Deployment Model in Prevention First strategy; developing control strategies for specific crime problems.

Mentor/Advisor, European Union Policing Policing Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL), Afghanistan. Including translating Afghan Ministry of Interior strategy for civilianising policing into action; mentoring/advising Afghan provincial police commanders; designing/delivering training; building capability of Afghanistan's first Police e Mardume (community policing) unit to operational readiness; initiate partnerships with UNAMA and other NGOs for Police-community relationships, gender equity.

Head of School: Community Policing, Royal NZ Police College. Managing training development, research, evaluation and redevelopment of community policing, youth services, ethnic affairs, international policing development, neighbourhood policing teams, crime science/problem solving. Crime prevention strategy development including training design.

Encompassing - 2011-12:
Area Tactical Response Manager. Leadership of frontline policing response and deployment. Implementation of prevention methodology in daily policing.

Manager: Crime & Safety Training, Royal NZ Police College. Management of senior training for NZ Police.

National Coordinator, Investigative Interviewing. Led development of Investigative Interviewing through to training development and national implementation.

District Trainer/Develop
Master of International Security - With Merit (Massey University) 2019.
Police Enhancing Leadership Program (Otago University) 2008-9.
Workplace Assessment Qualification (NZ Police) 2009-2010.
Diploma in Policing (NZ Police) 1988.
Detective qualification (NZ Police) 1999-2001.
Promotions framework study to Commissioned Officer level (NZ Police) 1998-2006.

Affiliations and Achievements:
Volunteer experience: Athens Olympic Games, 2004.
Previously Region 4 Chairman, International Police Association (NZ branch).
Critical Incident Management Systems (CIMS) Level 4 qualified.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Greek
    New Zealand
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