This round-table was a follow-up event to the community policing study tour of the Belarusian MIA delegation to Hungary, which took place in September 2010, and aimed to discuss the study tour findings and observations, thoughts, ideas and recommendations for further activities in the field of police and public partnerships.
OSCE Office in Minsk, with the support of the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE Secretariat organised a community policing study tour for the delegation of the Belarusian Ministry of Interior, which took place on 13-17 September 2010.
The purpose of this study tour was to get familiar with the existing practices in Hungary on police tactics related to community policing: tools, mechanisms and practical top-down management of the implementation process. In particular, the emphasis was made on practical aspects of establishing and maintaining of co-operation and partnership between the Police and population (approaches, forms, methods, etc), positive and negative lessons learned.
The members of the delegation prepared a comprehensive report, including valuable findings and recommendations on possible usage in Belarus of various elements of society-oriented policing in general and for improving of practical implementation of community policing in particular.
The report was presented and discussed at a national round-table that was organised in Minsk, during one-day meeting with participation of Police, civil society and with the support of OSCE experts.
The objectives of the round-table were the following: