Security sector reform (SSR), or security system reform, is an approach that is widely used in assisting countries to make the transition from conict to sustainable development. Its focus is all those institutions, groups, organizations, and individuals, whether state or nonstate, that have a stake in the security provision. In general terms, SSR aims to ensure that the security providers respect human rights; that they are responsive to the security concerns of citizens; that public safety is enhanced by raising the eectiveness of the security services; and that all citizens, including the most vulnerable, are served (Nathan 2007, 37). Put another way, its intention is that the security sector will be managed and operated in a manner that is consistent with democratic norms and principles of good governance. In terms of policing in particular, the aim is to provide security to citizens in a manner consistent with human rights and the rule of law and an eective system of democratic regulation and oversight of policing providers.