Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has marked the international day of police cooperation on September 7th by giving her backing to the Council of Europe Network of Police Services.
“The network is an important step in strengthening cooperation between police forces in member states and raising awareness of Council of Europe standards essential to their work. It will also help address key questions and common challenges for the police and the way they operate,” she said.
The network was set up last year to assist member states’ police services to protect human rights and the rule of law. It has been recognised as the best framework to discuss and share good policing practices and to promote European standards in policing.
Its 2023 conference was devoted to situations of violence and use of force by the police. The next conference - from 19 to 21 March 2024 - will focus on bringing police data processing in line with data protection standards.
To date, 44 Council of Europe member states have joined the network.