First reading of draft laws on the Regulations of the Gendarmerie, the Interpool Office and the Fortress Guard

At the sitting of 30 January 2008 of the Great and general Council the Draft laws on the “Regulations of the Corps of the gendarmerie of the Republic of San Marino, “Regulations of the Fortress Guard of the Republic of San Marino” and “Regulations of the Central Nazional Interpool Office of the Republic of San Marino”.
The new regulations of the Corps of the Gendarmerie and the Fortress Guard take into account the new needs for security and public order in the light of the important changes occurred in society over the years. The previous regulations date back to 1987 and since then they have been only slightly amended. The new regulations, while giving continuity to traditional tasks of the corps, introduce major changes in the division of tasks which aims at avoiding duplications between the Police Corps in the application of the legislation. The regulations concerned provide for the training of specialised officers, their employment beyond the usual work time, in particular in areas which had not been considered before, namely scientific investigation, telecommunication, new requirements of judicial police.

After his presentation of the draft law on the “Regulations of the Central National Interpol Office of the Republic of San Marino”, Secretary of State Stolfi said that “in joining the Interpol, San Marino equipped itself with an indispensable instrument to face the threats posed by transnational crime and international terrorism and to guarantee more effectiveness in international matters and to have access to information of law enforcement agencies of the 186 Interpol Member States. Because of its recent establishment the Interpol Division has still no Regulation governing it”.
Considering that there is no legal basis for a debate on the matter, the Regulation will assimilate the basic principles of its Constitution, namely:
- to ensure and promote the widest possible mutual assistance between all criminal police authorities within the limits of the laws existing in the different countries and in the spirit of the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’;
- to establish and develop all institutions likely to contribute effectively to the prevention and suppression of ordinary law crimes.
The new regulations have been build on these basis to meet the requirements of law enforcement in the Republic of san Marino. In compiling the first part of the regulations regarding the organisation and tasks the suggestions of San Marino judicial authorities have also been assimilated.

San Marino, 31 January 2008


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