Rudolph Archibald Reiss was born on July 8, 1875, at the large estate of a respectable and well-off family in South German province of Baden. He was the eighth of ten children of the landowners and agronomist Ferdinand Reiss. He graduated from high school in Karlsruhe, Germany. Four of six of his brothers chose an officer’s career. Rudolf, as Rudolph was called in Germany, opted for natural sciences. Later, in World War I, he would find himself on the opponents’ side.

Proceeding from the role and place of the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies in the development of the police profession, education of high-level cadres who will be the guarantor of the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of human beings, who will, in a democratic and responsible manner, direct their work to the gravest of security problems of citizens, the Department of Criminalistic Sciences has continuously been working on building the integrity of the police profession. The integrity of the police profession is a reflection of the degree of professionalisation, whose most important indicator, in addition to the code of ethics, is the identified type of knowledge necessary for carrying out police tasks, that is, the training of police officers. In order to accomplish such a high goal, the work of the section was organized through the organization of honorary lectures of prominent experts from the country and abroad, round tables, panels and seminars.

Based on the trends in crime development identified in the Evaluation of the Threat of Serious and Organized Crime by Europol, Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA-Europol), Serious and Organized Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) and Strategic Public Security Assessments in the Republic of Serbia each year three seminars for students are organized on the following topics:

  • criminality of violence,
  • organised crime,
  • cyber-crime.

Honorary lectures by prominent experts from the country and abroad are organized on the topics that are defined as priorities of the work of the Ministry of the Interior. A special emphasis is placed on the fight against terrorism, trafficking in human beings, irregular migration and money laundering. The members of the Section independently organize practical training, visits to the organizational units of the Ministry of the Interior, maintain the website of the Section, create flyers on the work and actively participate in the promotion of the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies and the police profession. Members of the section also made a promotional film about the actions of police officers.