Appeal to the Government of the Republic of Serbia to urgently adopt the Decree on the Auxiliary Police

The last in a series of events in the commission of criminal offenses, as regards the abduction of minors in front of the school, should show us that the police, although doing their job properly, obviously can not achieve everything, and it is necessary as soon as possible to adopt the Decree on the Auxiliary Police.

The data indicate that the occupancy of most police stations, in a good case, is about seventy percent. The regular police have a lot of work and do their job quite well. We know that they are in deficit as far as the means of work are concerned, but this has been corrected in the last couple of years thanks to the Minister in charge, Nebojsa Stefanovic.

However, although policemen try to do their job in the best possible way, it is evident that they need help, primarily in the people.

The DBA Security, Investigation and Defense Center believes that the auxiliary police is a solution that could produce excellent results. Let’s not forget that the Law on Police, Article 249, foresees ancillary police, and that each Government has so far adopted certain Regulations. Also, it is very important to know that this kind of police exists in many countries, and that the results in the fight against crime with the auxiliary police were excellent (APF – Federation of the Assistant Police).

Auxiliary police could initially be involved in the scope of work of school policemen, where they would actively participate in solving the problem of peer violence. Its members could also be involved as Reonian policemen linked to certain parts of the settlement or city. They can take over the work on guarding objects, while the regular police, now on those tasks, could get into the patrol.

The Center for Security, Investigation and Defense DBA appeals to the Government of the Republic of Serbia, as soon as possible, as soon as it is needed for its auxiliary police regulation.

Stevan Djokic
The Center for Security, Investigation and Defense DBA and a member of the APF.

Support: Auxiliary Police Federation