EPA Macedonia – European Police Association congratulates all members of the Ministry of Interior on May 7, Macedonian Police Day!
May it be a holiday for many years to come!
We are especially pleased to inform you that on 02.03.2022 a memorandum of cooperation was signed between EPA Macedonia represented by the Director of Cooperation with International, State and Non-Governmental Organizations and Institutions M.Sc. Dejan Hadzi Krsteski and the Association for Corporate Security, Rule of Law and Human Rights “Manager for Corporate Security” – Skopje, represented by Prof. Dr. Atanas Kozarev, President.
Dear members and supporters of EPA Macedonia, We would like to inform you that the person Lazar Gechevski from Skopje, is a holder of identification card with the title “director” but it is not valid because he has never received a letter of credit from the European Police Association, based in Belgium, to be appointed Director of the European Police Association for Macedonia. Additionally, on the basis of false data submitted to the EPA in Belgium, he acquired the status of associate member, which makes his identification and illegal because he was never part of the armed forces (police or military) and / or authorities of the RSM. As a result of the above-mentioned illegal activities, the membership of the person Lazar Gechevski from Skopje terminates by force of the Statute of EPA Macedonia and the Rulebook on disciplinary measures arising from the Statute. EPA Macedonia distances itself in advance from all past and future activities of the above person.
WHO ARE WE
Some 2 million police officers are currently working in the European Union. Whether they are members of federal, national, local or regional police forces, gendarmeries, customs or financial services, etc…, the vast majority of these police officers have no contact with their European colleagues.
Only a few specialists exchange information and can, in some cases, participate effectively in European security projects.
However, the pace of technological innovation and European legislative advances, the implementation of police cooperation agreements and bodies, is accelerating year by year, announcing fundamental changes for future police and customs training and working conditions. Not forgetting the European Security Research Programme (ESRP), which aims to close the EU’s technological gap and better coordinate efforts to guarantee the security of European citizens.
Hence the importance for police officers to be able to systematically monitor this progress and to consult each other on the basis of their own experience, in short, to exchange as much useful information as possible. This is precisely the objective pursued by EPA through the common European platform that constitutes this site and our magazine “EPA MAG”.
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