Administrative and Language Assistant, UN Mission in Kosovo Police
Focus: Accountable Policing
Topics: Recruitment, Training
Keywords: local police training, language, internal management, ethnic representation, disciplinary system, corruption, community policing
Interviewer(s): Arthur Boutellis
Country of Reform: Kosovo
Location: Kosovo Police Headquarters, Pristina, Kosovo
Date: Fri Jul 25 2008
An administrative and language assistant for the U.N. Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Police, Muhamet Musliu speaks about his eight-year experience with the service. Through his role as an interpreter, he gives a firsthand account of the successes and failures of the UNMIK Police. He discusses the daily police routine and challenges faced by an officer in Kosovo, and he provides detail about ethnic tensions and protests in areas around Mitrovica. He continues by describing the diversity of the UNMIK Police and the recruiting process. Finally Musliu discusses the Serbian protest against the Kosovo Declaration of Independence, citing its crippling effect on the UNMIK Police.
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Muhamet Musliu Interview
At the time of the interview Muhamet Musliu was an administrative and language assistant with the U.N. Mission in Kosovo Police. He worked in the police headquarters in Priština, and had experience from the ethnically diverse territory covered by the Mitrovica South police station.