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Organisation of Police Negotiations in the Polish Police Service

NCJ Number
Internal Security Volume: 5 Issue: 2 Dated: July-December 2013 Pages: 153-161
Kuba Jalosznski
Date Published
December 2013
9 pages
The role of the state is to ensure the safety of citizens through the creation of organizational structures aimed at realization of the tasks in this regard.
The organization of police negotiators in Poland is based on a system which includes a section of negotiators in the Anti-Terrorist Operations Bureau of the National Police Headquarters and irregular negotiating teams in cells and units of the police organization around the country. Police negotiators do not operate in isolation from the processes of European integration: they are also of interest to the European Union. Terrorism and related crime have long been recognized by the European Union as the greatest threat to individual countries and the world. Therefore, at a meeting of EU Police Chiefs on 30 and 31 October 2001, it was decided to appoint a group of experts in order to create a network for the exchange of information between police counter-terrorist units. The initiator of the ATLAS interface was the Belgian counterterrorism unit DSU. The Polish police counter-terrorist unit was invited to participate in ATLAS as an observer before the official accession of Poland to the European Union. Polish activities in the ATLAS project are not limited to the implementation of the tactical combat aspects of policing, but also involve active participation in various projects, for example, in organizing a conference attended by negotiators within ATLAS, and Polish police negotiators are trained in such a way that they can undertake joint negotiations with ATLAS partners. (Published Abstract)


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