Centre of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence is a complex outcome of  the BIA project which will promote, within Romanian Police, a new model of professional stress management and training in the use of weapons of the police. In the long term,  the training at the Centre of Excellence will help partner countries to develop a common culture on police training.

The selection and the training at the Centre of Excellence will be based on products created in different phases of the BIA project : the selection criteria, procedure rules, the innovative model stress management, the methodology, the antistress guide, the manual and curriculum and using the shooting simulator.

At the end of the project, in order to obtain the accreditation needed for its functioning,  the further formation at the Centre of Excellence is subject to an evaluation process of the ANPCDEFP.

One of the objectives of the project is that the formation at the Centre of Excellence could  bring added value to the continuous training of the police officers.

The Center of Excelence BIA

On 03.12.2012, at our school, began its activity the Center of Excellence for initial training and continuous training on professional stress management and duty weapons using tactics based on transfer of innovation from partner countries, as a complex product of the BIA project.

Mission: The education and the training of the police constables at the Centre of Excellence are focused on professional stress management and on developing the professional skills of using the duty weapons, by the transfer of innovation from our partner countries in the joint effort of implementing the concept of integrated training.

Vision: The Center of Excellence BIA will promote and develop tools, methodologies and sustainable and transferable strategies of training police constables in the field of professional stress management and the duty weapons using tactics, as examples of good practice identified by the innovation transfer.

Activities:

No.

Activity

Period

Number of trainees

1

Training the trainers:

  • 5 days  training
  • 3 days practical activities

03.12 -  07.12.2012

03.02 – 06.02.2013

20

2

Training the police constables

  • 5 days training

17.12 -  21.12.2012

32

3

Training the police constables

  • 5 days training

07.01 -  11.01.2013

32

4

Training the police constables

  • 5 days training

14.01 -  18.01.2013

32

5

Training the police constables

  • 5 days  training

21.01 -  25.01.2013

32

6

Training the police constables

  • 5 days training

28.01 -  02.02.2013

32

7

Training the police constables

  • 3 days practical activities

11.02 -  13.02.2013

20

8

Training the police constables

  • 3 days practical activities

14.02 -  16.02.2013

20

9

Training the police constables

  • 3 days practical activities

18.02 -  20.02.2013

20

10

Training the police constables

  • 3 days practical activities

21.02 -  23.02.2013

20

Resources

Material:
    • Two classrooms: Room no.3 and room no.5 room equipped with a computer, a video projector and appropriate furniture
    • ELearning Laboratory: 26 workstations with Internet and an e-Learning platform
    • The Center of Tactical Training: classroom, simulation facilities, audio-video integrated system
    • The Shooting simulator
    • A rented shooting range
Human:

The coordinator, from our school:

                                                              Chief Superintendent,  MIHĂLŢAN  Paraschiva

Trainers –  the course  for training the trainers

No.

Name and first name

Position

Institution

1.

SCHMIDT Jana Psychologist Bereitschaftspolizeipräsidium Baden-Württemberg, Germany

2.

GRUNBAUM  Bernd Shooting expert Hochschule fur Baden-Württemberg, Germany

3

GENTSCH  Regina Psychologist Bereitschaftspolizeipräsidium Baden-Württemberg, Germany

4

FLORY   Christof Shooting expert Landespolizeidirektion Baden-Württemberg, Germany

5

CHRISTEIN Joachim Shooting expert Bereitschaftspolizeipräsidium Baden-Württemberg, Germany

6

JANS   Bernd Shooting expert Bereitschaftspolizeipräsidium Baden-Württemberg, Germany

7

SZELES Erika Psychologist Hungarian Police General Headquarter, Budapest, Hungary

8

HAJDU   Nora Psychologist Hungarian Police General Headquarter, Budapest, Hungary

9

ISTÓK     Balázs Shooting expert Hungarian Police General Headquarter, Budapest, Hungary

10

TOTH Sandor Shooting expert Ornágos Rendörfökapitánysg, Budapest,  Hungary

Training the trainers

No.

Rank

Name and first name

Position

Institution

 1 Chief Superintendent TURC Darius Psychologist Ministry of Administration and Interior, Bucharest
 2 Chief Inspector MOCANU Nicoleta Psychologist Romanian General Police Inspectorate, Bucharest
 3 Chief Inspector BOB Nicoleta Psychologist County Police Inspectorate Cluj
 4 Inspector ROTARU Ioana Psychologist County Police Inspectorate Cluj
 5 Constable ALBERT Marius Shooting expert Romanian Police General Inspectorate, Bucharest
 6 Chief Superintendent ROSCA Iulian Shooting expert „Vasile Lascar” Police Constable School, Campina
 7 Chief Superintendent ENUSOIU Gheorghe Department of Human Resources Management / Shooting expert „Nicolae Golescu” Training Center and Preparing of Police, Slatina
 8 Inspector HELJU Gabriel-Nicolae Shooting expert „Dr. Aurel Greblea” Dog Center, Sibiu
 9 Chief Superintendent MOLDOVAN Florin Shooting expert „Septimiu Muresan” Police Constable School, Cluj-Napoca
 10 Chief  inspector BADILA Anca Psychologist „Vasile Lascar” Police Constable School, Câmpina
 11 Inspector HAITA Mihaela Psychologist Septimiu Muresan” Police Constable School, Cluj-Napoca
 12 Constable BECA Ioan Shooting expert County Police Inspectorate Alba
 13 Chief Superintendent ZAHA Ovidiu Felician Shooting expert County Police Inspectorate Bihor
 14 Constable MITROESCU Mircea Shooting expert County Police Inspectorate Cluj
 15 Superintendent RU Traian Augustin Shooting expert County Police Inspectorate Mureș
 16 Constable ANDREI  Ioan Shooting expert County Police Inspectorate Salaj
 17 Chief inspector MICU Maria Psychologist County Police Inspectorate Alba
 18 Inspector BLEDEA Ioana Psychologist County Police Inspectorate Bihor
 19 Inspector RADU Mirela Psychologist County Police Inspectorate Harghita
 20 Superintendent BOB Katalin Psychologist County Police Inspectorate Salaj

During the 3rd and the 7th of December 2012, ”Septimiu Mureșan” Police School in Cluj-Napoca, the institution that hosts The Centre of Excellence, organized the first activity coordinated by The Centre: the theoretical part of the course Professional stress and shooting competences management”, a training the trainers course from BIA project – Work Package 5 (WP5). During this period of time, the experts of the German and Hungarian partners have trained 20 future Romanian trainers (psychologists and shooting instructors), the practical part of the course being scheduled between the 4th and the 6th of February  2013. (click here)

Training the constables

Within the project, through the Centre of Excellence, 160 Romanian police constables did the first module, out of whom 80 police constables were selected for the second module. The German and Hungarian trainers worked in teams which included a psychologist and a shooting instructor, and trained groups of 16 police constables (the theoretical knowledge) and respectively 10 police constable groups (practical work). The Romanian police officers, previously formed within the project, were now co-opted as trainers. By the methods which are active and participative, by the techniques and means used within the learning process, by the variety of interactive exercises with the simulator, or from the shooting range, the trainers developed a holistic training, focused on efficiency and effectiveness, through the way of pragmatism. The feedback offered by the trainees highlights the need of exploiting the materials and the innovatory methods, exploiting the special skills necessary for managing the stress, the need of developing competencies for the use of duty weapons under stressful conditions – all of these being acquired through the innovation transfer within BIA Project, as models of good practice in the initial and continuous training of police constables.