Pathways for Police Cooperation between Brazil and Taiwan
This research examines the opportunities for and obstacles to police collaboration between Brazil and Taiwan. The paper outlines the law-enforcement structures in both jurisdictions, with emphasis on police missions, powers, nomenclatures, organograms, and international affairs. It explores the concept and theory of international police cooperation, especially the process of policy coordination. The paper also categorizes international police cooperation into three policy levels (strategic, tactical, and operational). The research identifies the practical mechanisms and tools employed, either officially or unofficially, by the police to conduct international cooperation, notably information exchange and police operations. Finally, the paper offers inputs that policy- and decision-makers in Brasilia and Taipei can utilize to enhance police cooperation between the two jurisdictions.