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Lesson #GP22: Law on Public Peace and Order

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Material for a 6-hour lesson, part of the 20-week Basic Training Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.

Subject
Policing
Target group
Cadets
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
national law, police law and legislation

Summary

KPS officers will mostly find themselves dealing with minor offences in their day-to-day duties. Thus, officers must become familiar with the different types of minor offences and the means by which they should deal with them. Often these encounters will involve dealing with juveniles, mentally ill persons, drunk people, and those related to driving.

This lesson will allow participants to explore the many offences that fall under the jurisdiction of the Minor Offence Courts, as well as the laws, which outline definitions and procedures for minor offences. Participants will then be allowed the opportunity to apply knowledge and procedures in properly dealing with minor offences.

It is necessary to remember that currently these offences are dealt with under older legislation, this is because there is no relevant new law that deals with these issues. UNMIK regulation 24 of 1999 provides the basis for this.

The goal of this lesson is to provide participants with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the law relating to minor offences, specifically the Law on Public Peace and Order (“Official Gazette of the SAP of Kosovo, no. 13/81) and the Law on Minor Offenses (“Official Gazette of the SAP Kosovo, no. 23/79). At the conclusion of the lesson, participants will practice recognising and dealing with minor offence-type incidents.

At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the term, “minor offence” as stated under Article 2 of the Law on Public Peace and Order.
  2. Outline the general provisions defining and describing actions that must be undertaken by organisations and citizens to ensure public peace and order, as described under Articles 4 through 17 of the Law on Public Peace and Order.
  3. Determine those offences that are punishable by imprisonment, imprisonment or fines, and fines only given the Law on Public Peace and Order, according to the lesson.
  4. Identify the possible sanctions that can be prescribed to persons accused of violating the public peace and order as described in the lesson.
  5. Outline the procedure for prosecuting an individual accused of committing a minor offence based on the lesson.
  6. Outline the procedure for dealing with juveniles accused of committing minor offences according to the lesson.
  7. Demonstrate the effective application of relevant practical and legal procedures to resolve simulated incidents involving misdemeanour violations as taught in class.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the Law of Misdemeanours by applying the correct law to potential violations presented within role-play scenarios according to the objective.

Information

Added on
20 Apr 2005
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets
Region
OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Serbia
Keywords
national law, police law and legislation
Rights
OSCE