Ceremony to mark launching of project aimed to support BiH Directorate for coordination of police bodies

Presentation of the EU funded Twinning project between the Netherland Police Agency (KLPD) and the BiH Directorate for the Coordinate of Police Bodies (DPC) was held on 12 March 2012 in Sarajevo in the Headquarters of the DPC.

The aim of this 1.2 million euro worth project funded by the European Union from the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) is to strengthen the Directorate and all police agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the assistance of 50 foreign police experts from several countries who will be involved in implementing more than 80 activities.

Deputy Head of the EU Delegation, Renzo Daviddi, stated: “The Twinning project which starts today supports the Directorate for Coordination of police bodies and all law enforcement agencies in the country in order to improve cooperation at both national and international level. The Netherlands, as key partner of the project, but also Slovenia, Romania and Poland, will provide their expertise to make it happen.” Mr. Daviddi added:” The Directorate for Coordination of police bodies is the main partner of international and EU security institutions; it is also a key hub for the successful fight against organised and serious crime and the internal security of the country.”

Presentation was focused at main results which are expected. In addition to that, DPS’s role in international operational police cooperation was presented as well as its capacities to gather, share, manage and analyse security related information and capabilities of the Sector for security of VIPs and facilities.