Increasing efficiency of emergency response to manmade and natural disasters

The EU funded project “EU Support to Law Enforcement” in cooperation with Brcko District Police organised the training on emergency response to manmade and natural disasters from 18 to 20 March in Brcko.

Training in the area of emergency response to a manmade or natural disaster plays a key role in promoting cooperation between all involved services, building capacity and equipping involved services with knowledge, skills and best practices needed to meet today’s challenges in emergency response.

This training was performed as a practical field exercise for police officers from the Brcko District Police and the RS Ministry of Interior. Chiefs of Support Unit, Traffic Department, Crime Department, Uniform Police and Operational Communication Centre of Brcko Police attended this training to gain insight in the performance of their staff in dealing with crisis situations and in the quality of coordination and cooperation among the departments and with other relevant bodies such as emergency rooms, hospitals and fire-fighters. 

The training was conducted under the project’s Component VII dealing with Police bodies on the entity, cantonal and district level, and it represents the first out of six specialised police trainings aimed to improve police response to crisis situations.

The project “EU Support to Law Enforcement” is funded by the EU in the amount of 7,000,000 euro from the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA 2010). The project started on 2 May 2012 and it will continue until 30 April 2014. The project consortium partners include the Ministries of Interior of the Republic of Austria, Republic of Slovenia, Hungary, and of the Land Brandenburg of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), and Transparency International BiH (as an associate). Beneficiary partners are the BiH law enforcement agencies at state, entity, cantonal and the Brcko District level.