Anti-corruption Training For Serbian Traffic Police

On June 5-6, INL’s implementing partners, ICITAP and OPDAT, conducted a Traffic Police anti-corruption training seminar focused on police ethics, whistleblower protections, proactive corruption investigation skills for internal affairs units, and elements of successful corruption prosecutions, including a discussion on judicial perceptions and evidentiary thresholds.  ICITAP is working with Interior Ministry’s Police Education Department to incorporate this pilot training program into police curricula.  This effort supports INL’s overall anti-corruption focus in Serbia as it seeks to meet the requirements of EU accession.  INL is currently considering additional assistance to support transparency mechanisms for the traffic police to fight public perceptions of corruption and increase accountability in the force.