Cascade training for performing insights in traffic accidents was rounded-up in Kavadarci on Friday, including police officers from Stip and Kocani as well. The 31 police officers that attended the initial training for trainers in the Training Centre in Idrizovo in October took the responsibility of conveying their newly acquired knowledge to their colleagues and respective teams. Traffic and forensic police officers have been upgrading their skills, methods and techniques for performing insight in traffic accidents in line with modern-day world practices.
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.
An important aspect of the training was the practical exercise with a simulation of traffic accident. Trainers also used examples of their own experiences, pointing out to potential problems and setbacks in the investigative procedure, but also to useful practical solutions.
Project’s team-leader Mr. Aleksander Krebl encouraged the police officers to continuously work on upgrading their knowledge and skills. “It is very important to increase the quality of the insights in traffic accidents, and this can only be achieved by the police officers working in the field. Traffic forensics is developing rapidly everywhere in the world, especially when it comes to investigating and revealing staged traffic accidents. That is a reason more to make every effort to keep up with contemporary trends”.
Assistant Director of the Public Security Bureau in charge of Uniformed Police Department, Mr. Sali Salija highlighted that the fast response of the insight teams and securing of the scene of the accident are key to successful investigation.
“Passing knowledge and experience is of utmost importance. Our goal is to enable continuous on the job training and its application in practice according to the latest standards. The training process will continue until every police officer of every police station in the country is trained.” – Mr. Salija stressed. He also announced that a new form for reporting from insights in traffic accidents is being developed, which will facilitate the investigation and will allow better analytics.
The cascade training for insight in traffic accidents covered over 300 police officers from both Traffic Affairs Sector and from Criminalistics-Technical Examination and Forensic Expertize Department.