On November 17th 2017, a workshop “Helping People with Disabilities” was held at the Police Training School for cadets and it was organized and implemented by Physical and Occupational Therapists of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation “Dr Miroslav Zotović”. Participants in the workshop were cadets of the XIX class of the Police Academy and students of the Faculty of Security Sciences.
In accordance with the experience of police officers on the ground, a need has been identified for the adoption of specific knowledge and skills to help people with disabilities using wheelchairs to move. The aim of the workshop is to introduce the cadets with basic techniques that are necessary for helping people using wheelchairs. Tasks of the workshop are: familiarization with wheelchairs as a means of movement, training for using wheelchairs on mutual protection, assistance in transfer and transportation, and overcoming architectural barriers.