The auxiliary police unit Republika Srpska (RS) wants to form pending the entity parliament’s approval will not be established immediately as it will only be included in the 2020 budget, RS Prime Minister Radovan Viskovic said on Monday.
The Government of Republika Srpska, adopted end of March changes to the law on police which introduced an auxiliary police unit in the entity. The draft was forwarded to the RS National Assembly for adoption.
“We are not planning to form that police unit right after the law is adopted as this requires significant funds,” said Viskovic. “We will do this gradually and I am not against the Federation doing the same thing.”
Viskovic explained that the task of the additional police unit would be to respond to safety challenges such as a migrant crisis and natural disasters and “not for some internal conflicts.”