200 representatives of the Ministry of Interior attended 4 trainings on Physical Security and Stockpile Management organized by SEESAC

In October, SEESAC concluded the last two in a series of four Workshops, which began in September, gathering the remaining 100 out of a total of 200 representatives of the Administrative Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia who attended the trainings.

The trainings were specifically designed to enhance the knowledge of the administrative officers from the Regional Police Directorates of the entire territory of Serbia.

Trainings focused on the best practices, logistics, and security measures for the safe storing, transportation, and keeping of weapons and ammunition. Sessions covered topics of the regulatory framework on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM), stockpile composition and security, transportation of weapons and adequate documentation. Special focus was put on the role of the Administrative Affairs Directorate in the process of proper and safe storage of ammunition and weapons in police stations and other facilities. As such, these trainings played a crucial role in ensuring that all officers in charge of record-keeping of weapons are up-to-date on best practices.

As a result, officers working directly in record-keeping and safe storage gained a deeper understanding of the regulatory framework and international standards on PSSM and enhanced their capacities in physical security and proper management of stockpiles of weapons and ammunition at the administrative level.

The trainings were organized with the EU support provided through the EU Council Decision 2019/2111 in support of arms control activities in South East Europe, therefore reinforcing the commitment of Serbia to combat illicit trafficking and possession of firearms.