As of February 29, 2004, some 4,655 UNCIVPOL officers from 65 nations were serving in eight U.N.
In the field, UNCIVPOL personnel are under the command of the UNCIVPOL Police Commissioner, who reports to the U.N.
Some of the Brahimi panel and UNDPKO seminar recommendations have been implemented, although many analysts judge that significant problems remain with the UNCIVPOL system.
The Brahimi Panel's specific recommendations were based on a recognition that the increasingly broad and complex UNCIVPOL operations, targeted at reforming and restructuring local police, called for a new approach.
CivPol system, where the UNDPKO and CPD perspective seems to be that the primary role and function of UNCIVPOL personnel is building local police services capacity, according to some experts.
(27) In addition, as UNCIVPOL roles have expanded, the United Nations has experienced significant difficulties in recruiting police officers with specialized skills.
Despite increasingly complex mandates and responsibilities for UNCIVPOL missions, the United Nations only requires Member States to provide officers who meet basic criteria, excluding other mission-specific requirements.
Specialists have often been recruited from within the missions after UNCIVPOL personnel have arrived.
* The Brahimi Panel Report also called for the United Nations to maintain an "on-call list of 100 police officers and related experts"who would be available on seven days notice for advance mission planning and early deployment while a UNCIVPOL force is being mobilized.
(39) (For the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Hercegovina, UNMIBH, the criteria considered the ratio of UNCIVPOL to local police forces.
On one particular occasion, a UNCIVPOL station commander brought the name of an individual (who was wanted for attempted murder) to PICAC.
As a member of the U.N., the United States will also work with UNCIVPOL in other countries to help create stability so that families can live without fear.