One day training on Community Policing developed by the Education Support Division, Police Development Department of the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje.
Policing within a democratic society requires the police to be constantly attentive to those issues that disrupt the peace and wellbeing of the people who live in the local settlements they serve, and attending to those needs in both a reactive and pro-active way. Since the police do not have an infinite pool of resources to draw from, police officers must prioritize, in terms of importance, the demands made upon it by the local settlement.
Hence, police officers have to know how to solve problems quickly and efficiently. The most effective way to deal with these issues is by mutual cooperation. This cooperation between the police and the local settlement groups directly influences the level of success achieved toward a common good. As this level of cooperation increases, the police and the people will begin to accept each other as equal partners.
The training covers the following areas: