British Policing Support Programme III  

Programme Profile 


Building on more than 14 years of support to the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF), BPSP III leverages bespoke technology, strategic change management and technical expertise to respond to critical emergent threats to the ISF’s capabilities in a context characterised by deepening social, political and financial crises. The project’s four mutually reinforcing components combine to support ISF resilience and enhanced operational capability and legitimacy among women, girls, men and boys in Lebanon 


The ISF faces a challenging future. The local currency collapse, evolving insecurity, and the ossification of the political sphere have manifested in internal crisis, exemplified through the devaluation of wages, a depleted fleet and increasing absenteeism. Furthermore, global instability, disruptions in supply chains and increasing inflation is disproportionately affecting the poor and may give rise to further public unrest. Against this backdrop, not only must the ISF become more responsive and effective in tackling evolving security challenges – it must do so with fewer resources. While the crisis presents an existential threat to the ISF in its current form, there is also an unprecedented opportunity for organisational change. Siren Associates’ experience and expertise in driving community-centred, system-level reform, powered by Siren Analytics’ innovative technologies make Siren uniquely capable of driving efficient, inclusive and sustainable change that builds the ISF’s organisational resilience – thus optimising outcomes for the ISF and well as the Lebanese public.  

BPSP III builds directly on ISF’s strategic priorities and is centred around three key principles:  a client-centred approach to delivery, an agile and adaptive project management structure and a systems-thinking perspective. Underpinning this approach to implementation is the assumption that a policing approach based on community engagement – whereby locally identified security needs are addressed and resolved with the community – is one that is more responsive to community needs, better delivers community safety and security, and ultimately improves trust in the police. 

  • Improved legitimacy, human rights performance and public accountability, including gender-sensitive policing 
  • Enhanced operational capabilities to enable security forces to respond more effectively to security challenges 
  • Improved interagency cooperation, enabling a more effective, legitimate and human rights compliant response to security threats 

1. Human Rights: promoted application of human rights, accountability and improved police custody across the ISF 

  • Human Rights Monitoring: an accountable ISF implements a robust, institutionalised and integrated human rights monitoring approach 
  • Due Process: the ISF follows harmonised, human rights compliant and gender sensitive approach to due process and custody management  

2. Intelligence-led, community-based policing: the ISF conducts high-quality, inclusive, intersectional and intelligence-led policing operations 

  • Intelligence-led policing (ILP) network across ISF: sustainable and robust ILP processes are institutionalised across the ISF 
  • Judicial Police: the Judicial Police integrates  the implementation of the ILP approach and human rights compliant investigations 
  • Community Safety Initiatives: communities are effectively mobilised to actively support the implementation of joint community safety initiatives 

3. Public Safety 

  • Public Order Management: an accountable ISF follows an effective, resource efficient and human rights compliant approach to public order management 
  • ISF/LAF Interoperability: harmonised and coordinated ISF-LAF interoperability in public order management 

4. Organisational Resilience: enhanced ISF with strategy-driven organisational resilience and efficacy 

  • Strategic Management: strengthened ISF capability to do strategic analysis, planning and donor coordination 
  • Strategic Communications: Professionalised ISF  communications facilitating internal effective collaboration and promoting joint community safety initiatives and collective safety and security actions  
  • Resource Efficiency: ISF resilience is strengthened along with new organisational processes and corrective measures. 


  • Internal Security Forces 
  • Ministry of Interior & Municipalities 
  • Siren Analytics 

July 2022 – March 2025 

Karin Delin, Programme Manager