THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER 2013
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.
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
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.
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
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)
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
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).
Police Cooperation Department
Division for Coordination of
Other Forms of International
EU RO PO L
IN TERPO L
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
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
Dis trict, Primary and
Special C ourts
M inis try of J us tice
M inis try of health
M inis try of foreign affairs
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
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
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
Arrests of Serbian nationals abroad based on international notices issued at the request of NCB of
Arrests of foreign nationals in the Republic of Serbia based on international notices issued at the request of NCBs of foreign countries
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
Total number of the messages exchanged with the NCBs of EU member countries via INTERPOL channels
MOI and other national bodies
Is translation necessary?
Check in files database
Does the file already exist?
Linking up with existing file
Is there any data relevant for the files database?
Entering of new data in the files database
Creating of a new file
Entering of new data in the files database
Selection of the case officer
Taking the file over by the case officer
Is reply necessary?
Is translation necessary?
Writing of the reply
Are external checks needed?
Are additional information needed?
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
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.
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).
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.
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