Organization's Structure

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According with the provisions of the SELEC Convention the organs of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center are the Council and the Secretariat.

The Council: is the highest decision-making body of SELEC, consisting in high-level representatives of SELEC Member States, having the authority to act on behalf of their States. Has as its Chairperson and Vice Chairperson high level officials from the competent authorities of the Member States, assigned for a term of one (1) year by alphabetical rotation among the Member States. Meets at least once a year at the headquarters of the SELEC, in Bucharest, Romania; unless otherwise decided.

Takes decisions about strategies, financial matters, elections of the SELEC Management, approves applications for memberships and operational partnerships, as well as the conclusion of agreements.

The Secretariat consist of: Director General, Directors and SELEC staff.

- The Director General is the chief executive officer and legal representative of SELEC. The Director is a citizen of one of the Member States and is elected by the Council following an open and public procedure. The mandate of the Director General is 4 (four) years.

-The Directors are elected for a term of 3 (three) years. Each Director is a citizen of one of the Member States and is elected by the Council following an open and public procedure. The Council defines the number, function, and roles of the Directors.

- The Staff consist of all persons working under the authority and control of the Director General and Directors.

- In the performance of their duties, the Director General, the Directors and the SELEC Staff shall not seek, receive or act on instructions from any government or from any other authority external to SELEC.

The National Units are established by the Member States for the purpose of implementing the objective of this Convention. They consist of:

- Liaison Officers: are representatives of SELEC Member States posted to work at the Headquarters of SELEC for the purposes of police and customs cooperation.

- National Focal Points (NFP): act as the single point of contact in the Member State for communications with SELEC, through the Liaison Officers of the respective Member State.

Task Forces assume joint cooperation and participation of SELEC Member States law enforcement representatives, aiming to share information, best practices and effective crime-fighting and prevention tools in the Southeast European region.

SELEC operational activities are conducted within the frames of 8 Task Forces addressing issues of drugs and human beings trafficking, stolen vehicles, smuggling and customs fraud, financial and computer crime, terrorism, container security and environmental and nature related crimes.