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Position and Challenges of the Police in a United Europe

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119 pages
This collection publishes the presentations given at a German police leadership conference and focuses on the position and challenges facing police officers in a United Europe.
The first two presentations recognize the need for a common police training of European officers and address its impact on German police leadership training. The following lecture examines the dialectic between guaranteeing civil liberties and maintaining internal security in the United Europe. Next, police experts of four European countries discuss the requirements and problems of EUROPOL, a supranational European police command. A panel discussion of police officers and ethics specialists proposes that the traffic safety problems of a United Europe should be resolved not only through law enforcement but through appeals to each driver's personal conscience and responsibility. The following article presents the professional, social, and personal qualities required in the police leaders of the United Europe. Last, German nationalism is analyzed in the context of German history and European unification efforts.