SAINT | Security Sector Development
Based in Europe, SAINT | SSD is a technical assistance facilitator for the Human Dimension of Police-orientated Security Sector Reform & Governance (SSR&G):
- developing and delivering consultancy and capacity training;
- field-based facilitation and monitoring;
- producing capacity-enabling and fact-finding reports, research,
The Security Sector can be defined as the agencies with which states protect their country and maintain public order. The Human Dimension is the interrelationship between the Security Sector and the society it serves through its approach to Rights, Integrity, Interrelations, Diversity, Interoperability and Communication.
Police are the most visual representatives of the Security Sector that society encounters almost every day. Subject to the same laws they keep, policing agencies are a public service: for the people, empowered by the people, answerable to the people. Under constant scrutiny, their daily performance is most often judged and determined – not by politics or economics – but rather through working relationships: internal, cultural, ethnics, status, trust, levels of engagement, community expectation, and inter-societal dialogue. The means by which police approach these collective themes – practice, management and policy – is known as Human Relations.
Human Relations are an essential component to the Human Dimension concept.
Collectively these themes are aspects of Human Security – the holistic relationship between meaningful peace and development (stability, economic growth, employment, education, health, water, food) – and SAINT | SSD’s approach to International Crisis Management and Security Sector Reform.
- International Police Missions and Cooperation
- Police, Rights and Protection
- Police Integrity, Transparency, Oversight and Accountability
- Strategic and Intercultural Communication
- Cross-Cultural Understanding and Conflict
- Human Terrain Analysis and Cultural Intelligence
- Human Relations and Police Engagement
- International Relations and Geopolitical Analysis
- Access to Justice and Complaints Mechanisms
Within SAINT | SSD‘s area of interest, our small, dedicated staff represents a broad range of disciplines and skill sets deriving from both academia and the security sector. Our diversity and size allow us to quickly respond to complex technical needs while providing highly personalised service.
- cater to need, aspiration and benefit
- assist with self-sustainable participation, local ownership and self-determination
- solutions and outcome orientation
- do no harm
- intergovernmental agencies
- state security sector
- police and law enforcement authorities
- state development agencies
- research institutions
- non-governmental and civil society organisations (NGOs/CSOs)
To provide a quality, professional and comprehensive service of the highest possible standard.
Ethical, culturally-aware and socially responsible.
Simon de Saint-Claire, PhD is a facilitator for International Security Sector Development, centering on the Human Dimension of security sector reform, international crisis management, and post-conflict development – utilising such tools as human terrain analysis, human relations, strategic and intercultural communication, human rights mechanisms and geopolitical research.
A former New Zealand Army Officer, for over a decade Simon sub-contracted to the United Nations Secretariat providing field-based strategic services, later working in the Private Security Sector. Since 2002 he has provided independent field consultancy, facilitation and research to intergovernmental actors, national police authorities, state development agencies, international police missions, and technical assistance NGOs.
Simon has an interdisciplinary academic and research background in International Relations, Human Rights Law, Behavioural Science, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Strategic Studies, Democratic Policing, Extremism, and Organised Crime.