INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Organized by ICITAP and taught by Northwestern University of the United States, for the sixth time at KAPS it is held the ten-week Annual Police Staff and Command School, dedicated to senior level management officers of law enforcement institutions.

In it first four sessions, except the locals, participants came from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia. Whereas in the last two sessions of this training there were present public safety officers from Kosovo only.



KAPS is also active in regional cooperation. It has bilateral and multilateral cooperation with similar institutions of the South-Eastern Europe.

 

From September 22nd–25th, 2013, in Prishtina was co-organized by KAPS and Kosovo Police and supported by OSCE Mission in Kosovo the Third Balkan Countries Police Training Conference (BALPEK III) with the participants from Albania, Hungary, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey.

 

Also, during 2016, KAPS officials have participated in 4 out of 5 roundtables organized by the Police Academy of Montenegro in Danilovgrad and supported by the OSCE Mission to Montenegro. As a conclusion event of these roundtables, there was Regional Conference "Advancing the Admission, Promotion, Education and Training System of Police Officers of Montenegro", held in Podgorica, Montenegro on 21st and 22nd of December 2016, that was attended by the heads of respective institutions from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo.


Furthermore, through the Erasmus+ program, KAPS has achieved so far to realize exchange in total of 79 members of students, academic staff and administrative staff in Estonia, Germany and Poland as well as from Estonia and Germany.

 

Thus, there are exchanged 23 students of the KAPS Faculty of Public Safety (6 with Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and 17 with Brandenburg State Police University of Applied Sciences in Germany), 11 members of academic staff of this Faculty (with Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, with Main School of Fire Service in Poland and with the Brandenburg State Police University of Applied Sciences in Germany), 12 members of KAPS administrative staff (also with Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, with Main School of Fire Service in Poland and with the Brandenburg State Police University of Applied Sciences in Germany), as well as 26 Kosovo Police officers (with Brandenburg State Police University of Applied Sciences in Germany).

 

On the other hand, through the aforementioned program, at KAPS there resided in total 7 persons, out of which 6 employees of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, out of which 5 members of administrative staff and 1 member of academic staff, as well as 1 other member of the academic staff from the Brandenburg State Police University of Applied Sciences in Germany.



Due to the history of KAPS as training and education institution for the public safety institutions of an after-war country, in order to share its experiences and best practices, there is shown interest of post-conflict societies for cooperation with it. Therefore, KAPS has been visited by different delegations from Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.



KAPS has also good cooperation with international organizations and institutions in Kosovo, such are: OSCE Mission in Kosovo, ICITAP, EU Office in Kosovo, Council of Europe, KFOR, EULEX, UNICEF, Embassies of different countries in Kosovo as follows: United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Turkey, Albania etc. KAPS has also cooperation with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF).