The objective of this meeting, organised by the OSCE Centre in Asghabat and the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE Secretariat, was to assist Turkmenistan in further developing its policing services and provide advanced police education and in-service training for police officers as well as observe high-level advance selection and recruitment systems.
The OSCE operates on the premise that the rule of law and an effective and accountable criminal justice system are fundamental to a well-functioning modern democracy. Good policing, which serves the people rather than just the State, is central to protecting life and property, detecting crime, preserving public order as well as preserving social stability during crises and emergencies, and supporting post-conflict reconstruction and rehabilitation. The OSCE supports the participating States’ in developing and maintaining these principles of democratic policing.
The ultimate goal of the round table meeting was to continue supporting policing in Turkmenistan as part of the rule of law and fundamental democratic principles. The objective was to assist Turkmenistan in further developing its policing services and provide advanced police education and in-service training for police officers as well as observe high-level advance selection and recruitment systems.
The main aim of this event was to acquaint Turkmenistan representatives from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Police Academy with experiences, best practices and lessons learnt on police training issues and curriculum development in other OSCE participating State.
International experts coming from different OSCE partcipating States participated in the round table and through the presentations the participants were exposed to information related to methods of human resource management and learned more about the organisation of basic, specialized and in-service training courses.