The Police Development Strategy 2016-2020, that has been officially promoted in January this year as one of the key documents in frames of the FICB PS project, was presented today by the project’s Team Leader Mr. Aleksander Krebl to the students of the Faculty for Security in Skopje.
The invitation for this lecture and presentation of the PDS was extended by Associate Professor Mr. Marjan Gjurovski, PhD, for the purposes of the practical student exercise in frames of the course “Contemporary Theories and Security Systems”.
The students grasped on the opportunity to get familiar with this strategic document, its goals and expected results. The Strategy is divided into eight strategic objectives that focus on modernization of crimes investigation, finance and support units, border police, transparency and democratic policing, effective use of resources, national and international cooperation.
Through an interactive approach and discussion, the international police expert Mr. Krebl encouraged the students to analyze the current security situation in the country, identify fields for improvement of the work of the Police Service, and compare their views with the solutions presented in the Police Development Strategy.
“Analytical thinking and the ability to interlink theoretical knowledge with real security challenges is of crucial importance for today’s students, who will become future Police officers and investigators. That’s exactly what we aimed at with this lecture,” said Mr. Krebl, pleasantly surprised by the readiness of Security Studies students to express their ideas straightforwardly and in a well-reasoned way.
Both the students and their professor expressed hope that today’s lecture will only be the first of many to come and that this kind of practice will become regular part of their studies.