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