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Partnership for Safe Communities in Serbia
Partnership for Safe Communities in Serbia

Author(s): Saša Đorđević, Gorana Radovanović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Government/Political systems, Security and defense, Criminology
Published by: BCBP Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku
Keywords: Crime prevention; municipal safety; Aranđelovac; Golubac; Leskovac; Niška Banja; Novi Pazar; Paraćin;
Summary/Abstract: The primary aim of this Report is to raise public awareness about the concept and importance of partnership, notably between the police and local self-government, in building safe communities. The findings should help the MoI and Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-Government in drafting the action plan to implement the Community Policing Strategy, whose development is late for 17 months already. Furthermore, civil society organisations will be able to rely on the Report in taking their own positions to espouse appropriate mechanisms for the improvement of safety vis-à-vis the police and local self-government. The first part of the Report contains a comparative overview of legal responsibilities of the local self-government in regard to safety and development of the community policing concept following the adoption of the strategic plan in April 2013. The second, main part analyses the operation of municipal safety councils so far. The gender dimension of local safety is then presented, followed by the analysis of the safety situation in Aranđelovac, Golubac, Leskovac, Niška Banja, Novi Pazar and Paraćin. The research methodology is presented in the final section of the Report.

  • Page Count: 52
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English