Intercultural Human Resources Management
for Police Cooperation in Europe
This paper addresses the challenges of the intercultural human resources management to the internal security of Europe. Two issues should be addressed: how do cultural differences influence cross-border cooperation amongst police agencies? What kind of management can be applied to the effects, with a view to preventing conflicts and, on the opposite, drawing the advantages from cultural differences?
Theories underpin that the management of an intercultural police is useful in the improvement of police strategies in particular in the fight against international organized crimes. We present below two elements of such an intercultural concept: a joint police training process and the establishment of decentralized working groups, either bilateral or international (operational groups, investigation groups).