A 8-week, 3-module course, developed by the Police Development Unit of the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje
This program of instruction is intended to provide the fundamental skill development to fulfill the obligations and duty responsibilities of the position of Community Relations Coordinator. This modular format of instruction will provide essential training and skill development in the role and responsibilities of the Community Relations Coordinator; assessment and goal development; communications and confidence building; conflict resolution and mediation skills; partnership and meeting facilitation skills and developing multi-media skills. The design of this program is a highly dynamic interactive approach intended to creatively incorporate and instill those empowering core values and beliefs which lie at the heart of the community based democratic policing approach. This innovative approach to training empowers, encourages and allows participants to take charge, engage and direct their own learning experience as they explore, identify, examine and analyze their existing attitudes which direct and influence how policing problems are routinely viewed, identified, interpreted and resolved, both personally and as an organization. Focusing upon collective rather than solitary approaches to preparatory skill development, the adaptive concept of this training methodology should be recognized for its merit in applications intended to achieve collective problem solving success incorporating both the police and the public as equal stakeholders and partners. This course is the qualifying course of instruction required for candidates to perform as supervisory Community Relations Coordinators or as members of their Municipal Police Station Community Relations Unit directing Community Policing efforts at the Municipality level.