Tactical efficiency in the process of handling and usage of firearms – important security related precondition for carrying out the police duty

    Security & Future, Vol. 5 (2021), Issue 2, pg(s) 58-60

    The police, during the performance of its duties, bears a huge responsibility before the general public, in relation to the professional performance of their duties, without causing disturbance of the general security and violating the basic human rights and freedoms. Forming the public opinion on the quality of police services is directly related to the manner in which legal powers are exercised, and in particular, the part related to the use of means of coercion. Firearms as the most extreme form of coercion are of great importance for the police work, because its use can cause serious injury or death, so it should be used only when there are absolutely no other options to solve the conflict between the police and the citizens. Given the different circumstances and conditions under which firearms are used, the police officers have a tremendous responsibility to anticipate, understand and apply all legal, security and tactical procedures and rules for the reasonable use of firearms.That is the main reason why the focus on this paper is on the tactical and security related procedures, which include a number of activities related to the process of preparation and taking up arms, the process of immediate use of weapons and the final process of disarmament



    Security & Future, Vol. 1 (2017), Issue 1, pg(s) 11-14

    Performance of police work includes everyday contact with citizens. The majority of those contacts are peaceful, but, unfortunately there are contacts that are not peaceful and result into dissatisfaction which later is manifested in verbal, physical or armed resistance by the citizens. The fact that the police is involved in everyday contact with the citizens should reduce the possibility of inadequate behavior of the police officers, which is important for effective performance of their professional duties, in compliance with the laws. This means that the process of detaining persons should be performed in a serious manner with the application of all security measures which are in accordance with the given situation. In practice, the police mainly detain persons in cases when they collaborate, give passive or active resistance or when they perform armed or non-armed attack. In order for the police to reasonably assess the situation and react in the process of detaining persons the model of use of force is used. The theory of the application of this model is based on the principle of “control” and it offers directions for adequate and proportionate response of the police in the use of force.