After recent cases of violence in schools in Serbia, where serious violations of students have occurred, perhaps the formation of Auxiliary police may be reconsidered.
Namely, there is very little space for abuse, as legally defined persons who can be engaged. And these are retired employees of security services, but also those who have completed security schools who work in other branches of the economy for a full-time job and pass security checks. It is only necessary to engage them exclusively in the territory of the city and the municipality of residence in order to use their connection with the local community.
Also, the auxiliary police is not an armed formation, nor can it initiate an investigation, etc. It is a citizen service at the MUP service.
The state receives significant savings, because members of the auxiliary police are mainly engaged in retirement or as an additional activity for several hours. Society gets on the safety of schools, parks, bus and railway stations, promenades and the like.
It has been formed in many countries that have a long history of democracy, so there is no talk of disturbing its very existence.
It exists in many countries under different names: the United States (where it is most active), Brazil, Romania, Singapore, Cyprus, Canada, Turkey, Hungary, Israel.
In Sweden, it existed until 2012 when it was integrated into the regular police force, but due to the growing formation of “neighborly patrols” it is likely to be formed in migrant populations. It should be noted that in the UK there are 5-10.000 citizens who volunteer for this purpose.
I suggest holding tribunes or round tables where the public would have an adequately presented idea, on which, besides MUP representatives, should be called by persons who run an assistant police in foreign countries, as well as representatives of an international association that brings together all countries with that organization in order to she heard all the experiences.
Ilija Zivotic, President of Section 5 – Antiterrorism, and member of APF.