Practitioners from the Albanian State Police enhanced their knowledge on the physical security and stockpile management of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition

On 18 October 2019, twenty experts from the Albanian State Police (ASP) completed a week-long targeted National Course on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and their Ammunition. The course was funded by the United States government and organized by UNDP SEESAC. The main objective of the course was to enhance the capacities of the personnel tasked with planning, managing, and safeguarding stockpiles of SALW and their ammunition.

This national course on PSSM of SALW and their ammunition is part of the activities under the UNDP SEESAC Project for the enhancement of SALW control security measures in Albania funded by the United States. The recently completed upgrades of the ASP Main Supply Centre “Mullet” - SALW and ammunition storage location, as well as the upcoming upgrade of the two locations of the Ministry of Defence (MoD): SALW and ammunition storage location “Mirake” and “Zall – Herr” Garrison Land Force Command, will serve to enhance the security of the SALW stored by the competent authorities, leading to more efficient management of stockpiles and contributing to a holistic approach to SALW control.