PECULIARITIES OF JOINT PATROLLING AT THE LITHUANIAN-POLISH STATE BORDER

Authors

  • Antanas Lepeška Chief specialist of the Professional Subject Unit of the Border Guard School of the State Border Guard Service at the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/bsm.v4i9.7042

Keywords:

joint patrol, training, international cooperation, state border, State Border Guard Service

Abstract

Lithuanian border guards carry out joint patrols with officials of both neighboring European Union countries – Poland and Latvia. And although the legal basis is similar, the practical implementation of joint patrols is significantly different. In this article, the author introduces the joint patrol on the Lithuanian-Polish state border carried out by the officers of the State Border Guard Service. A historical overview of joint patrolling is provided. The training system for joint patrol officers is explained and an overview of the previous training has been presented. Aspects of the legal regulation and practical activities of the joint patrols carried out by the officers of the Lithuanian and Polish border guard services are analyzed. Good practice and issues are presented. It is suggested how to improve the efficiency of joint patrol training and improve the implementation of joint patrolling.

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References

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Republic of Poland “On Cooperation in the Fight against Organized Crime and Other Serious Crimes”. Signed on April 4, 2000.

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Republic of Poland “On Cooperation in Combating Organized and Other Crime and on Joint Action in Border Areas”. Signed on March 14, 2006.

Agreement between the Commander of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, the Commissioner General of the Lithuanian Police Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and the Chief Commandant of the Border Guard Service of the Republic of Poland, the Chief Commandant of the Police of the Republic of Poland “On Joint Patrols”. Signed on December 11, 2011.

Agreement between the Commander of the frontier district “Lazdijai” of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and the Commandant of the frontier district “Podlask” of the Polish Border Guard "On Cooperation in the Exchange of Experts". Signed on August 2, 2004.

Interreg V-A project no. LT-PL-3R-199 "Cooperation between Lithuanian and Polish Border Guard Services".

Project HOME/2012/ISEC/FP/C1/ 4000003828 “Implementation of the smart cross-border cooperation model”.

LEPEŠKA, A., JANČIAUSKAS, D. (2017). Joint patrols. Hot pursuit. Border Guard School, Medininkai. 135 p.

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Published

2023-02-17