How the U.S. Supports Peacekeeping in Africa: Policing and Training

by Barbara Armstrong  |   

Police trainer and former police chief Mark Mew, recently returned from Benin, West Africa, discussed his experiences providing police training in support of peacekeeping in Africa. Mark Mew has more than 20 years of experience in police work and served as the chief of the Anchorage Police Department (APD). He also has worked as the Director of Security and Emergency Preparedness for the Anchorage School District. Bering Straits Native Corporation is the entity through which Mew provided the training.

The event was moderated by Troy Payne of the UAA Justice Center. It was held March 23, 2016, at the UAA/APU Consortium Library on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage.

The event was sponsored by the UAA Justice Center, the UAA Pre-Law Society, and the UAA Justice Club as part of National Criminal Justice Month, established by Congress in 2009 to promote societal awareness regarding the causes and consequences of crime, as well as strategies for preventing and responding to crime. See photos of the event at the UAA Justice Center blog.



"How the U.S. Supports Peacekeeping in Africa: Policing and Training" (streaming video; 1 hr. 9 mins.). Video production and editing by Eric Baldwin, Media Technician, UAA Academic Innovations & ELearning.