The President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović attended today in Banja Luka the marking of the third anniversary of the Faculty of Security Science.
The President of the Republic of Srpska said that Srpska should not abandon ideas being absolutely sure about them, such as forming a reserve police force, which would make it much easier for institutions today to deal with the issue of the migrant crisis.
The President Cvijanović noted that such an idea was not realised because there was “political noise” and fabricated stories that it could be a threat to the rest of BiH, and stressed that the formation of such forces would be useful in the Federation of BiH as it would mean security at a higher level.
“Whenever you come up with a good idea, it comes as a rule that the noise from Sarajevo starts, the noise from the foreigners and so on. We must not give up on things we know are right, but we must keep them on”, said the President of the Republic.
The President of the Republic of Srpska reiterated that Srpska had a full right to seek the establishment of a reserve police force, which, in addition to regular one, as well as those who study certain challenges on a scientific and any other basis, could be involved in matters of general security of the Republic of Srpska.
“We are facing challenges that go beyond classic public security frameworks, perhaps even national security. We need to look at things globally, and when you look at the situation today regarding the migrant crisis or the previous years that were marked by the global threat of terrorism or events of this kind, we naturally understand how important it is for our people, not just those who wear police or military uniforms, as well as experts in various fields, particularly security, are being integrated together and at the disposal of the wider community in order to be able to defend itself against these challenges”, said the President Cvijanović.
According to the President of the Republic of Srpska, all these challenges show the importance of educational institutions, such as the Faculty of Security Science, and how important their role is in building and strengthening the perspective for a stable future of the Republic of Srpska.
The President of Srpska expressed her satisfaction at being in charge of the Government which supported the transformation of the Higher School of the Internal Affairs into the Faculty of Security Science, and that Srpska offers the staff that will be able to meet future challenges.
“I stand behind what the mission of this faculty is since I know a lot will depend on the people we educate here. It is important that we introduce new curricula, some new practice into the teaching process in the broadest sense, particularly in the higher education, knowing how important it is to take the step that dictates a new age”, said the President Cvijanović.