UDC 377.35:351.74
Biblid: 1451-3188, 15 (2016)
Vol. 16, No 58, pp. 189-208
DOI:

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

OBUKA I PROFESIONALNI RAZVOJ POLICIJSKIH MENADžERA

Klisarić Milan (Факултет за правне и пословне студије др „Лазар Вркатић“ Нови Сад), mklisar60@gmail.com
Skakavac Zdravko

The subject-matter of this paper is the importance of training for professional development of police managers. The aim of the paper is to explain correlation between training and professional development of police managers on one example of the research in the Serbian police, and point out on the influential factors of this correlation. The paper in its structure encompasses, apart from the introduction, key theoretical questions relating to the relationship between the training and professional development of police managers, such as learning theory, principles of learning and features of adults, training process, goals and importance of the training for professional development, as well as the relationships between professional development to achievement of those performance and performance of organization. Afterwards, it is described and explained the state of the training and professional development of police managers in the Republic of Serbia. On the basis of analysis of the reports of DCAF and conducted interviews with police managers high and middle range, identified state and most important prerequisites of relationships between training and professional development of police managers in the Republic of Serbia. In the third part of the paper have been given perspectives and recommendations for further development of training and professional development of police managers in accordance to the standards of developed counties in the EU. The forth part of the paper covers the importance of the research for the Republic of Serbia. The approach to the research is mostly qualitative. The methods used in this research are: content analysis, interviews, inductive etc. The main finding refers to the conclusions about the importance of the training for professional development of police managers. In the case of Serbian police organization and its social and political context, it was concluded that training can have great and marginal importance for professional development of police managers, depending on several factors, chiefly of the quality of training and system support for knowledge transfer in the birthplace environment.

Keywords: training, professional development, police managers, importance, quality, knowledge transfer