The main objective of this project, which involved the ongoing co-operation between the OSCE, Czech Republic and the Police School of Azerbaijan, was to create favourable conditions for the application of the new training curriculum developed by the Twinning Partner, Czech Republic.
The new curriculum covers new subjects such as community policing, domestic violence, communication skills, language and computer classes. The new curriculum is a substantial change from the old, and includes extending the basic induction training from three months to six months. This project continued the training of a team of 42 instructors of the Police School on the new methods of teaching.
In the framework of the Twinning Partnership Arrangement with the Czech Republic on the implementation of Police School project of the Police Assistance Programme, the Office facilitated the visit of some instructors of the School to the Police School in Prague and Training Centre in Domajlice in late 2007. The training at that time covered the topics of Community Policing, Human Rights and Special Training. The initiative followed with the visit of four instructors to the Brno Police College in 9-21 March 2008 where the training session focused on the physical preparation, self-defense tactics and shooting training.
It is intended that the Office will facilitate the training of three more instructors of the School to both the Police School in Prague and the Jihlava Training Centre. The instructors will visit the Czech Republic training institutions to be trained in the content and delivery of their new courses; the duration will be ten days based on subject area.
This current project also foresaw the facilitation of the visit of Czech police educationalists to Baku. This was the second phase of visits by Czech trainers. The first visit by three trainers which was realized in August 2008, and aimed at making presentation and preparation of integrated system of education. The second visit, which was the subject of this project, focused on presentation and preparation of special model situation and monitor the application of the new curriculum. It is noted that the visit also coincided with the 5 year anniversary of co-operation between the OSCE, Czech Republic and the Police School on implementation of the revision of Police training as part of the overall Police Assistance Programme in Azerbaijan. This training of police school instructors will continue as it is essential to successful introduction of the new course and the effectiveness of community policing and other project areas.
The visit also included the possibility of the meeting with the Police School of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic to discuss the educational curriculum of the rank and file police.