The OSCE Mission to Skopje conducts Community Policing Survey that aims to determine the effectiveness and level of evolution of community policing in the Host Country
The OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior (MoI), began the process of exploring how community-oriented policing could be implemented in communities throughout the country by initiating a needs assessment survey in April 2002. This survey was developed by the Police Development Department (PDD) to identify an overall strategy for Police Training, required in promoting community policing country-wide.
Since 2002 PDD continued to implement Community-Based Policing as an approach recognizing that effective policing depends on assistance and support from the community that is being served. In 2004 and 2006, two surveys were carried out that gave PDD the opportunity to re-evaluate the impact of the information on Community Policing.
The 2008 survey will as well assess the improvements of the Community Policing programme in the eight police sectors (SVR) of the Host Country and will compare findings against the results of the 2002, 2004, and 2006 surveys.
The overall goal of the project is to support the MoI to fine-tune their Community Policing Strategy. The population and the national institutions are systematically building mutual confidence, particularly with the police services.
While evaluating the answers of the respondent, there will be some main actors such as ethnicities, age, gender, level of education, the differences of the Sectors of Internal Affairs, place of living, and rank of police officers.
The results of this survey will be compared against the results of the 2002, 2004, and 2006 surveys to identify successes and determine areas that require more attention. These quantitative data will then be examined by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the OSCE to assess those areas requiring more in-depth analysis to identify training needs and strategic direction.
Finally, the evaluation of the findings and valid hypothesis will be gathered, listed, organised, and prepared to be published . At the end of the project, all necessary findings will be listed and explained as mentioned results section.
OSCE PDD will require the services of a company or an institute to conduct the survey and analyze the findings. The institute will select a representative sample of the population and of the police paying specific attention to gender, ethnicity, social status, age, and rank in the case of police officers. The sample size will be proportional to the demographic structure of the country regarding ethnicity, sex, residency and age.
After the analysis of the data, the outputs of the survey will be prioritised not to weaken the document with too many unnecessary findings. To make the work more professional, all of the statistics of the project will be collected in a document. Apart from that, there will be another book explaining the result and strategies that need to be done.