As part of its efforts to assist Serbia in strengthening the inclusive and transparent police service, on 9-16 March, the Mission, together with the MoI, organized open day events in 16 police districts across Serbia.
The events aimed at inviting the public to come to police stations and learn more about the police profession and enrolment into basic police training. Some 30 designated uniformed police officers, trained by the MoI and the Mission to be district recruitment focal points, and representatives of the MoI’s Basic Police Training Centre presented the selection process and employment opportunities to interested citizens, in particular to national minorities.
With the Mission’s support, the accompanying promotional material was translated into 11 minority languages - Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Roma (two dialects), Romanian, Ruthenian, Slovak and Ukrainian. It will be distributed to relevant police districts and the Basic Police Training Centre in Sremska Kamenica. In the upcoming period, the Mission will continue supporting the development of a sustainable and inclusive recruitment mechanism securing a representative police service.