Kosovo Police

The strategic goals of Kosovo Police is the establishment, development and deployment of an effective national police force, professionally trained, entirely equipped, sustainable, with personnel appropriate for an effective functioning and capable of ensuring security and peace in Kosovo, in compliance with the policies of democratic police.

The actions of the Police of the Republic of Kosovo are determined by the below policies:

  • Equal and fair treatment of all persons;
  • Respect of human rights and fundamental liberties;
  • Impartiality and neutrality to the political convictions and viewpoints of people;
  • Integrity, honesty, and responsibility in public service;
  • Transparency – providing information to citizens and openness to the;
  • Legitimacy, adaptability, and proportionality;
  • Dedication to employment, advancement, and assignment of duties in comprehensive, meritorious and indiscriminate manner, thus reflecting the multiethnic character in the Republic of Kosovo and acknowledging the principles of gender equality and of human rights set forth in the Constitution.

Recruitment and selection of cadets – During the selection, responsible efforts are made to recruit males and females throughout Kosovo, reflecting the multi-ethnic character in Kosovo.

Prior to anything else the applicants in the public security agencies must have the secondary education, physically and psychically healthy, without criminal background, and citizens of Kosovo. The standards and criteria that must be met by any person applying to Kosovo Police Service, in addition to the abovementioned criteria must be between 21-55 years old. The KPS students must complete the police academy, which lasts 20 weeks, or 800 academic hours (lectures and practical exercises). The basic curriculum is based on the principles of performing the police job in democratic society and of the human rights, and it covers the large variety of skills required for performing the police job in democratic society. These include: patrol duties crime investigation, collection of forensic evidence (forensics), traffic duties, defense tactics, use of force and firearms, first aid, applicable laws and interviewing techniques. The international standards of human rights are incorporated in all substantial subjects both in class and in practical exercises in the field.