ACTIVITIES AND TASKS OF THE SERBIAN POLICE IN THE CONDITIONS OF THE EPIDEMIC OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  • Dalibor Kekić University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies
  • Miloš Milenković
Keywords: police officers, epidemic of infectious diseases, use of force, activity

Abstract

Recent events related to the COVID-19 pandemic have indicated the need to pay as much attention as possible to the performance of security services. In the first outbreak of the epidemic, a state of emergency was introduced in the Republic of Serbia, which in certain circumstances simplified the work of police officers, but on the other hand, some measures and activities have become more complicated. The first thing that was very important was how to protect police officers from possible infection, without diminishing the effects of their actions. And secondly, how to reduce the need to use extended use of force s in dealing with citizens, which are enabled by declaring a state of emergency. For these reasons, police officers have a very delicate task to ensure the safe and uninterrupted activities of citizens.

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Published
2020-11-27
Section
Police Organization – Structure and Functioning