A practical training on Procedures for performing insights in traffic accidents took place in the Police Training Center in Idrizovo, from 26 to 30 October, involving 31 police officers from Skopje, Bitola, Tetovo, Stip, Ohrid, Veles, Strumica and Kumanovo, covering all regions of the country.
Two highly experienced practitioners in the field and traffic police officers Mr. Tine Prevec and Mr. Rajko Simsic from Slovenia, conducted the 5-day training which concluded with hands-on practical exercise containing reconstruction of simulated traffic accident.
Besides insight in most common and regular traffic accidents, the training curriculum also incorporated procedures for performing insight in traffic accidents involving vehicles transporting hazardous substances, accidents which involve escort vehicles, case studies of staged road traffic accidents and hit-and-run accidents, digital forensics, and preparation of reports on traffic accidents in accordance with best European practices.
The 31 participants, coming from both Traffic Affairs Sector and from Criminalistics-Technical Examination and Forensic Expertize Department, will pass on their knowledge to their respective teams, which in the following months will reach a number of around 300 trained police officers.
This training aims to contribute to upgrading of the Standard Operating Procedures and performances of the traffic accidents’ insight teams. It will also enhance the capacities of traffic forensics to determine causal-consequence relations in traffic accidents. The cooperation and communication between Forensic Department and Traffic Police Sector will also be strengthened.
This training is the first in the series of trainings envisaged in frames of FICB PS project to be conducted in the course of 2016, covering nearly all police sectors of the Public Security Bureau.