Talking about traditional management principles, roles, and skills affected by Koch’s proposals for international police cooperation, it is possible to say that intercultural human resource management would be effective and useful in implementing and coordinating various methods and abilities with the purpose of improving international cooperation.
In addition, it is important to build the personal relationships between policemen from different corners of our world with the help of training coped with common motivations and values.
Culture-conscious police management is aimed at improving own various strategies with the help of intercultural cooperation. Thus, it is really necessary for policemen to get to know their associates from different countries and intimately cooperate with them. Joint international training will help to prepare skilled police officers for international cooperation in Europe. The police officers learn and get to know foreign languages, especially some professional terms. They study the legal norms and regulations of police from different countries. Another important strategy is to present and get to know about different new and up-to-date technologies.
According to Balzer (1996), “Other forms of transnational police cooperation, less commonly recognized but potentially as important, include the sharing of law enforcement expertise, technology, and resources, the exchange of cultural information and philosophy”¦”ť (Specific needs for cooperation section, para. 2). Moreover, the main organizational forms of international cooperation in police training are the seminars and conferences on topical issues of police training, the establishment of special programs for the training of practitioners, the implementation of new technologies in the fight against crime, and the publication of educational literature.
In addition to the above-stated information, it is possible to add that the forms of cooperation, such as task forces, investigation and bilateral groups should be established in order to strengthen the personal interaction between policemen with different cultural features from different corners of our world.
Thus, effective international cooperation is possible only by joint efforts of the states and their police departments and international organizations, taking into account the specificities of national systems of training and in accordance with the principles and norms of international laws.
Taking the above-mentioned information into consideration, it is possible to draw a conclusion that changes in the performance of police functions associated with the internationalization of police tasks require new and better training of employees in many areas. Only a police officer with excellent preparations, meeting the modern requirements, will be able to execute the tasks. An effective system of police training gives more than just knowledge of how to perform the police functions. It ensures some understanding of police officers’ powers and their professional role in society, which requires the execution of this role in accordance with the high standards.
At present time, it is possible to speak about an urgent need to intensify and expand international cooperation in police training due to the integration processes, the development of international cooperation to combat crime, and the need to standardize police training. It will be able to lay the foundation for future direct effective police cooperation of various countries through the integration of curricula and programs, joint seminars and practical courses, research, internships, and study abroad programs.
International cooperation in the field of police training has an important function of international exchange of knowledge and experience. It provides an opportunity to invent own methods of learning, to compare or to borrow these or other new methods and technologies of training used by other countries, and thereby, to improve police training.