This international conference aimed at strengthening capacities of the Azerbaijani police service through the exchange of experiences and best practices with international experts.
"How does the police identify and deliver high-quality services to the community?
This question was the heart of the concept of community policing and laid the foundation for a progressive policing philosophy. Numerous former Soviet Union countries recognised community policing as an essential step to reform police services in their society, because it aims at improving communication and cooperation between the police and citizens and therefore develops citizens' trust in the police as a state institution. This causal connection is the essential and advancing element of the comprehensive process of internal democratisation and political and social stabilisation of the countries in the region.
This process has started in the Republic of Azerbaijan with the final objective of levelling up of security, to mutual benefit and contentment of both the police and citizens, eventually also leading to a higher degree of security in the country.
Since several years, through its Police Assistance Program, the OSCE Office in Baku is supporting the Ministry of Internal Affairs in its efforts to spread the philosophy of community policing and building police-public partnerships all over the country.