Muhamet Musliu

Administrative and Language Assistant
UN Mission in Kosovo Police
Focus Area(s): 
Accountable Policing
Critical Tasks: 
Recruitment
Training
Interviewers: 
Arthur Boutellis
Country of Reform: 
Kosovo
Town/City: 
Pristina, Kosovo
Place (Building/Street): 
Kosovo Police Headquarters
Date of Interview: 
Friday, July 25, 2008
Abstract 

An administrative and language assistant for the U.N. Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Police, Muhamet Musliu speaks about his eight-year experience with the service.  Through his role as an interpreter, he gives a firsthand account of the successes and failures of the UNMIK Police.  He discusses the daily police routine and challenges faced by an officer in Kosovo, and he provides detail about ethnic tensions and protests in areas around Mitrovica.  He continues by describing the diversity of the UNMIK Police and the recruiting process.  Finally Musliu discusses the Serbian protest against the Kosovo Declaration of Independence, citing its crippling effect on the UNMIK Police.    

Case Study:  Building the Police Service in a Security Vacuum: International Efforts in Kosovo, 1999-2011

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Muhamet Musliu Interview
Profile: 

At the time of the interview Muhamet Musliu was an administrative and language assistant with the U.N. Mission in Kosovo Police.  He worked in the police headquarters in Priština, and had experience from the ethnically diverse territory covered by the Mitrovica South police station. 

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Libyan
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Keywords 
local police training
language
internal management
ethnic representation
disciplinary system
corruption
community policing