SEESAC Strengthens Firearm Detection and Risk Analysis Skills of Montenegro's Criminal Police

Considering the findings of the Needs Assessment Report assessing the capabilities of Montenegro's Criminal Police in combatting firearm trafficking and illicit possession, SEESAC implemented an extensive training. The primary objective of this training was to provide the Criminal Police with advanced expertise in firearms detection and the practical application of risk analysis methodologies.

The four-day training of trainers took place in Podgorica from 27 to 30 June, equipping representatives from the Ministry of Interior with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively address firearm trafficking and illicit possession. Moreover, the training aimed to enhance the operational capacities of law enforcement authorities, fostering closer collaboration among relevant stakeholders.

The training encompassed a theoretical component, followed by hands-on exercises tailored to enhance participants' expertise and practical proficiency in the field.

SEESAC has been engaged in supporting initiatives to combat the illicit possession and trafficking of small arms and light weapons across Southeast Europe. Through its endeavours, SEESAC strives to bolster the capabilities of law enforcement agencies in the region, contributing to the overall security and safety of the area.

Similar trainings for other jurisdictions from the Western Balkans and East Europe has been previously completed for the Criminal Police in Chisinau, Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina, and Tirana. The series of the training will conclude with the training in Sarajevo for the law enforcement scheduled for the period 4-7 July 2023.

The training was organised with the EU support provided through the EU Council Decision 2019/2111 in support of arms control activities in South East Europe and reinforces the commitment of Montenegro to combat trafficking and illicit possession of firearms.