GENERAL INFORMATION ON
CURRICULUM FOR VOCATIONAL BASIC POLICE TRAINING
The Basic police training curriculum sets aims, outcomes and content of the training, training methods, number of training sessions, evaluation, assessment and achievement of participants, time line, conditions and implementation of the basic vocational police training.
The basic police training curriculum is developed based on the guidelines provided from the job task analysis and duties of uniformed police officers working on duties that by Rules and Regulations of the staff selection criteria must possess secondary education. The job task analysis helped identify knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for competent policing.
PURPOSE OF TRAINING
To train prospective participants for performance of general uniformed police duties.
AIM OF THE TRAINING
The aim of the training is to enable participants for competent performance of basic police duties in accord with the laws and regulations of the Republic of Serbia; international conventions ratified by the Republic of Serbia; and in accord with the policing standard.
GENERAL TRAINING OUTCOMES
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Preserve public order and security
- Perform duties of crime suppression
- Apply police powers and use police intermediate devices
- Control and regulate traffic
SPECIFIC TRAINING OUTCOMES
Given the evolving work environment and the need for life long education and training, the participants will be able to:
- Apply theory into practice;
- Demonstrate efficient team work;
- Understand various content in different communication circumstances and speak clearly and precisely;
- Undertake responsibility for personal development and career management;
- Understand the role of agencies important for social life at local, regional, national and international level;
- Timely adopt to work related change management;
- Apply safety and health consideration in the policing;
- Use IT so as to gather, organize and use information for work and every day life.
The above listed multifunctional skills are result of:
- Adaptive and result oriented training;
- Team work of trainers and students in all aspects of the curriculum implementation;
- Implementation of the strategy, methods and active learning techniques, knowledge and attitudes.
The basic police training lasts for one year (52 weeks).
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT OF PARTICIPANTS
Participant evaluation is continuous process that is based on the expected outcomes defined by the curriculum. Assessment as tool for determining the achievement of the expected outcomes is performed through:
- Knowledge tests
- Situational tests
- Verbal tests
- Demonstration of skills
When completing the third phase of the training at the Basic Police Training Centre the participants are eligible for taking the final exam.
The final exam is taken before the Examining Commission established by the Director of the Police. Participant that has not passed the final exam is sent for re-testing. The time frame for the retesting can not be less than 30 days and more than 60 days from the date of the final exam. The resting is performed before the Examining Commission established by the Director of Police. If participant does not pass the retesting he/ she is no longer considered as participant of the basic police training.
Participants who pass the final exam enter employment in the Ministry of Interior Affairs and receive status of probationers and sent for vocational field training in regional police departments. In regional police departments based on a specific training program together with PFTO (Police Filed Training Officer), the probationers are trained for independent work as uniformed police officers with general competence for which high school education is required.
Participants who finalize the final exam of the vocational field training, that is taking place in regional police departments, are eligible for taking the vocational state exam.