Assessment of the community-policing model in Skopje
Between June 2014 and May 2015 Analytica’s security fellows will be researching the extent to which citizens in Macedonia’s capital are involved in community policing. This would be a first independent research focusing on the role that individuals play in contributing to the more general safety in the communities they live in. For this purpose two municipalities in Skopje will be selected and research activities including opinion polling, focus groups and interviews with officials will be conducted.
Even though introduced a decade ago community policing still does not mean a lot to the younger generations while the more mature identify it with the old Yugoslav policing models. Consequently there is a perception that the instruments available for greater citizens’ involvement in local policing are not utilised enough. For this reason this policy paper will feature sound analysis and number of recommendations that should improve the overall participation in local policing.
The project is supported by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF).