Polycarp NGUFOR FORKUM is completing a Ph. D thesis on ‘The Public Perception of the Police in Cameroon’. He holds a pre-doctorate degree Diplome D’Etudes Approfondies (DEA), Master’s Degree in Education (DIPES 11) from the Ecole Normale Superieure, Maitrise, BA (Hons) (Yaoundé), and an LLM (Masters) in ‘Human Rights and Democratization in Africa’ (Pretoria). He equally holds various diplomas of the National Advanced Police School (Cameroon).

He has attended more than forty training courses, workshops, seminar and conferences both within and abroad, variously as presenter, facilitator or participant. He has successfully passed more than a dozen online courses offered by the Peace Operations Training Institute, thereby qualifying for Peace Operations Specialization Certificates variously in Civilian service, Gender Awareness and Police Studies. He is a member of the World Bank think tank on ‘Governance and Anti-Corruption’ and the South African based ‘African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF)’.

He doubles as both the Central African and the Cameroon Chapter focal person of the Association of the Alumni of the Centre for Human Rights-University of Pretoria. He is the Cameroon Chapter president of the alumni of the African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST-ADDIS ABABA) of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS-South Africa). He is founder/president of the Association for Peace and Development (APED) a Cameroonian based NGO.

He is author of the book Police Corruption in Cameroon and Uganda: A Comparative Analysis (2012) and has contributed chapters to books as well as articles in peer reviewed journals. The most recent being ‘Cameroon: Police Corruption and the Police Reforms Imperative’ in Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr. (ed) Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies (2016). He is equally author of the course ‘Human Rights, Peace and Justice in Africa’ of the United Nations University for Peace. He is currently completing a ‘Manual on Human Rights Training for the Police in Cameroon’

His research interests include: human rights and policing, public perception of the police, gender, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, conflict prevention/resolution, governance (corruption). He is Founder/Executive Director of the Association for Human Rights, Democracy and Development. He cumulates 15 years of experience in police training and headed the Human Rights Unit of the National Advanced Police School-Yaoundé, Cameroon. He is on secondment to the UN Misson in the DRC (MONUSCO) as Humna Rights Officer-Field Cordinator.

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