International Police Cooperation

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International Law Enforcement

Coordination Unit

Police Directorate

International Operational Police

Cooperation Department

INTERPOL EUROPOL SELEC

THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER 2013

Legal framework

The Agreement on the Establishment of the Joint Body for the

Development of International Cooperation in Combating Crime

(hereinafter the Joint Body) was signed on 10.09.2010 by the Ministers of the Ministries of the Interior, Justice and Finance. This Agreement defines the competence and the composition of the Joint Body. Apart from the aforementioned, this Agreement stipulates that the Joint Body shall be also competent for communication and the exchange of information with the following international institutions: Interpol, Europol, Frontex, Olaf,

Sirene Bureau SECI-SELEC, as well as with the Liaison Officers in the area of international police cooperation and the police forces of other countries.

This Agreement foresees that the expert, technical and administrative tasks of the Joint Body shall be performed by the International

Operational Police Cooperation Department of the Police Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia.

Legal framework

Article 64 of the Law on State Administration stipulates that state authorities shall establish joint bodies in order to execute tasks whose nature requires participation and cooperation of several state administration authorities. Establishment and work of these bodies shall be prescribed in detail by the regulation of the

Government.

Based on Article 9 of the Agreement on the Establishment of the Joint Body for the Development of the International Cooperation in Combating Crime, concluded in Belgrade on 07.09.2010, between the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of

Justice and the Ministry of Finance, the Minister of the Interior brought in the

Instructions on the Work of the Joint Body for the Development of the

International Cooperation in Combating Crime.

Legal framework

The new International Operational Police Cooperation Department was systematized on the basis of The Rule Book on the Amendments to the Rule Book on Internal Structure and the Systematization of Work Posts within the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia of 08.09.2010. This Department is an independent structural unit within the Police Directorate.

Law on Criminal Proceedings, Law on Police, Criminal law, etc.

signed cooperation agreements between Serbia and international law enforcement institutions:

The Convention on Establishing of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Centre

- SELEC

Statute of INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization)

Law ratifying Strategic Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and

European Police Office ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" no 38/09)

Other international bilateral and multilateral agreements( please see enclosure 1)

Legal Framework

ILECUs (International Law Enforcement Coordination Units) is a regional project of the European Union on the establishment оf national units for coordination of international law enforcement cooperation for the Western Balkan countries,

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and the Former

Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Through this Project, all member countries of the aforementioned region shall work jointly on combating all forms of organized crime, namely, through efficient procedures, good organization and through presentation of high-quality international standards.

The core of the Project is the establishment of national coordination units for international law enforcement cooperation in the way which means that there is one centre, i.e. Unit in each country which cooperates with the international organizations such as Interpol, Europol, Eurojust, Frontex, SECI Center (SELEC),

OLAF, SIS (Schengen Information System) and SIRENE, liaison officers (national and foreign).

The ILECUs Project has been started and financed by the European Union from the

CARDS funds for 2005. The budget allocated for the implementation of this Project is up to 2,000,000 euro.

Plese see enclosure MoU of ILECU

Internal organizational structure of the ILECU (nucleus)

International Operational Police Cooperation Department is the nucleus of the ILECU and it comprises the following divisions: Division for Cooperation with Interpol; Division for

Cooperation with Europol; Division for Coordination of Other Forms of International

Cooperation (SIRENE in plan); Division for Information Management (24/7 duty service).

International Operational

Police Cooperation Department

Division for

Interpol

Criminal

Investigations

Unit

Fugitive Unit

Division for

Europol

Division for

Information

Management

Communication

Unit

Division for Coordination of

Other Forms of International

Cooperation

Data Processing

Unit

Position among other national law enforcement partners

SELEC

EU RO PO L

IN TERPO L

MOI

D istrict Po lice U n its

Bo rd er Po lice

U n ifo rmed po lice

Traffic p o lice

A d min istrativ e matters

O rg an ized Crime D ep artment

Fo ren sics D ep artmen t

NATIONAL UNIT

Min istry o f F in an ce

Cu sto ms

F in an cial P o lice

TA X P o lice

A n ti mo n ey lau n d erin g ag en cy

SIREN E planned

OTHER

BILATERAL AND

MULTILATERAL

CO-OPERATION

Dis trict, Primary and

Special C ourts

M inis try of J us tice

National bank

M inis try of health

M inis try of foreign affairs

TRACK RECORDS

1

2

1g

1h

1i

1b

1c

1d

1e

1f

I CO-OPERATION WITH INTERPOL ( see instructions when using INTERPOL database )

Total number of the messages exchanged with the NCBs of foreign countries via INTERPOL channels

Number of ILORs (national and foreign ) sent via INTERPOL channels

Ia Regional co-operation via INTERPOL channels

Number of the messages exchanged with Hungary

Number of the messages exchanged with Romania

Number of the messages exchanged with Bulgaria

Number of the messages exchanged with FYROM

Number of the messages exchanged with Albania

Number of the messages exchanged with Montenegro

Number of the messages exchanged with Croatia

Number of the messages exchanged with Bosnia and Herzegovina

Number of the messages exchanged with Slovenia

Ib Co-operation with EU countries via INTERPOL channels

3

4

Total number of the messages exchanged with EU countries (see the table)

II CO-OPERATION WITH SELEC

Number of the messages exchanged via SELEC channels through the liaison officers of the Serbian

MOI

2011

53711

384

1492

1169

1086

1715

675

3445

3052

3088

2453

2012

49303

470

1375

1019

1073

1489

539

3167

2815

3320

2306

01.10.2013

35207

290

988

679

748

1125

289

1889

2103

2155

1908

31826 29385

361 412

21797

100

TRACK RECORDS

6

7

5

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

III PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERPOL ASF DATABASE BY INSERTING, DELETING AND UPDATING DATA

Number of checks on passenger motor vehicles through the ASF database conducted on the occasion of the first request for registration

Number of recorded vehicles, reason for the search: subject of criminal offences (lost, stolen vehicles)

Number of stolen, lost travel documents inserted in the INTERPOL ASF database

Number of international notices issued by NCB of INTERPOL Belgrade, inserted in the INTERPOL ASF database

Number of international notices inserted in the national searches database issued by NCBs of foreign countries

Number of cancelled international notices in the national searches database issued by NCBs of foreign countries

IV ARRESTS

Arrests of Serbian nationals abroad based on international notices issued at the request of NCB of

INTERPOL Belgrade

Arrests of foreign nationals in the Republic of Serbia based on international notices issued at the request of NCBs of foreign countries

V EXTRADITIONS

Extraditions of Serbian nationals from foreign countries to Serbia

Extraditions of foreign nationals from the Republic of Serbia to foreign countries

VI ESTABLISHING IDENTITIES BASED ON FINGERPRINTS

Number of checks conducted through the AFIS database

Number of established identities

155746

3370

8633

350

4511

4016

114

87

86

57

1916

879

203226

2765

7254

277

3794

3340

140

88

66

35

2556

1163

60

45

1721

923

40

61

124606

2119

6453

149

4347

1995

TRACK RECORDS

Italy

Cyprus

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Hungary

Malta

Germany

Poland

Portugal

Total number of the messages exchanged with the NCBs of EU member countries via INTERPOL channels

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

2011

3814

1061

1086

2012

3891

995

1073

01.01

01.10.2013

3501

752

748

Greece

Denmark

Estonia

Ireland

554

591

338

383

483

440

245

280

337

268

180

183

2637

369

357

409

405

1492

408

3606

520

394

2789

303

256

280

347

1375

314

3556

418

267

988

209

2871

300

240

1581

211

198

182

268

TRACK RECORDS

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

UK

Finland

France

Croatia

Holland

Czech Republic

Sweden

Spain

Total

359

1581

3052

762

873

1169

723

2453

709

1051

670

31826

259

1405

2815

678

645

1019

601

2306

775

991

579

29385

168

1013

2013

455

488

679

386

1908

558

698

414

21797

I247

PRINTING

YES

Siena

MOI and other national bodies

Intranet

Dispatch letters

YES

Is translation necessary?

SELEC translation

DISPATCH

LETTERS

From Abroad

Check in files database

Does the file already exist?

YES

Linking up with existing file

Is there any data relevant for the files database?

NO

Entering of new data in the files database

NO

Creating of a new file

Entering of new data in the files database

NO

Selection of the case officer

Taking the file over by the case officer

WAITING

FOR THE

REPLY

YES

Is reply necessary?

NO

NO translation

YES

Is translation necessary?

NO

Writing of the reply

YES

Are external checks needed?

NO

YES

Are additional information needed?

Internal checks

Data protection

National data protection regulations ensure a level of data protection in line with the Council of Europe Convention 108/1981 and they have been implemented and reflected in internal business procedures of ILECU

We ratified the Additional Protocol (ETS 181) as well as the amendment to the

Convention. New Law on Personal Data Protection was adopted and came in force on 1 January 2009 and it is in compliance with Directive 95/46 EC.

Other international agreements the regulations of which establish the rules relating to personal data protection within police sector are applied ( see

enclosure 1)

ILECU is complying with the following Principles:

Lawfulness of processing: The ILECU only processes data in accordance with the applicable national and international legislation and its implementing regulations; and it only processes data which have been collected legally.

Purpose of processing: The ILECU only processes data for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes.

Purpose of transmission: Data are only transmitted by the ILECU if this is necessary in individual cases for the purpose of preventing or combating criminal offences

Quality of data: The ILECU processes data if they are accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.

Data protection

Proportionality: The data are adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which they are collected, transferred or processed further.

Time limits: Data processed for any purpose or purposes are not kept longer than it is necessary for that purpose or purposes.

Data security: The ILECU should implement technical and organizational security measures that are appropriate to the risks presented by the processing of data

(Yes- during the implementation phase).

Supervisory authority: The ILECU is subject to regular review and supervision from the competent national data protection authority.

Staff members of the ILECU are provided with training on data protection regulations and their practical application( ongoing process).

ILECU have adopted rules on physical security in accordance with the national law and binding requirements of the international cooperation partners. (N.B. Rules on protection have been adopted and it is necessary to raise the level of security in the restricted area).

ILECU have adopted rules on ICT security in accordance with the national law and binding requirements of the international cooperation partners (N.B. International

Operational Police Cooperation Department has its internal network which is protected and secured. Furthermore, the MOI Intranet network is internal and there are elaborated systems of protection).

Measures: Normative harmonisation

Serbia has identified the main challenges in the implementation of the Acquis

Communautaire on police cooperation. There is partial alignment.

Special attention and capacities will be focused on the implementation of the

Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime (Prüm Decision) and the Framework Decision 2006/960/JHA on simplifying the exchange of information and intelligence between law enforcement authorities of the Member

States of the European Union (Swedish Initiative).

The need for setting up a SIRENE bureau within the International Operational

Police Cooperation Department for the purpose of information exchange and the statistics with a view to meeting the commitment to exchange information with other Member States 24/7 has also been identified.

Comprehensive analysis of needs with regard to legal, technical, staff and infrastructure requirements and their costs with a view to harmonization with the relevant parts of the Schengen acquis until the accession to the EU as well as with a view to the admission to Schengen.

The conclusion of the Agreement on Operational Cooperation with Europol is expected to take place soon.

Measures: Strengthening the institutional and administrative framework

The analysis of the current state with regard to the necessary resources for efficient international police cooperation:

Equipment (computer and communication equipment)

Human resources (analysis of needs for increasing the number of employees, analysis of needs for trainings)

Training of officers in international police cooperation in relation to:

Use of Europol databases

Introduction of new information exchange systems (SIS, Prüm)

Standards of personal data protection and confidentiality of data

Work with Europol Analytical Work Files

Access to the Schengen Information System and gradual filling of work posts within the SIRENE Bureau

Foreign languages

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