SEESAC wrapped up two Physical Security and Stockpile Management Trainings for 100 participants of the Ministry of Interior of Serbia

Last week, SEESAC organized two back-to-back Trainings on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) for 100 representatives of the Ministry of Interior of Serbia - Administrative Affairs Directorate that are in charge of record keeping of weapons and proper and safe storage of ammunition and weapons in police stations/administrations.

These two trainings built upon previously provided support to the implementation of the campaign on voluntary surrender of unregistered weapons and ammunition in Serbia. The importance of hard work and commitment of the Ministry of Interior representatives during the voluntary surrender campaign that the Ministry of Interior completed with the support of SEESAC, was emphasized jointly with the proper recordkeeping and disposal of weapons and ammunition in this process.

Training sessions focused on the best practices, logistics, and security measures for the safe storing, transportation, and keeping of weapons and ammunition. As such, sessions covered topics of the regulatory framework on PSSM, stockpile composition and security, transportation of weapons and adequate documentation. As a result, participants 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 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.