My main question is this: What does the Bosnian police uniform look like?
This Wikipedia article shows one insignia, but google image search has thrown up a few different things, including a military-esque uniform. What I'm hoping is that the police uniform would be easily distinguishable, so one character will recognise another as being a policewoman simply by her uniform. If it is a military-esque, I'm worried that won't be possible. Any other details as to what it looks like would be a great help too.
I want the character in question to have been be doing the more day to day on the street type of law enforcement, I'd considered that she'd been involved in policing the licenced trade (sale of alcohol, anti social behaviour outside licensed premises, that sorta thing) cause I work in liqour licensing (in the UK) so I'd at least have a vague idea of what might happen for flashback purposes. We work with the police a lot, so it shouldn't be too difficult to throw something together and iron out anything that wouldn't work in Bosnia later.
I can't find anything on google about liqour licensing in Bosnia though, so if anyone knows what the setup is for Bosnia, I'd be most grateful. If sale of alcohol would be licenced by local authority, would the police work in cooperation with licensing enforcement officers etc. Or even how the licenced trade works (I asume it would be licensed somehow...) would a pub need a premises licence or some equivallent? And would that have specific conditions such as how late it can serve alcohol, what plans are in place to help prevent crime and dissorder etc?
I've searched various combinations of Bosnia, Sarajevo, Liqour, Alcohol, Licensing etc. I found one site that said a bar or club would need a licence, but 'everyone gets one' o_o? So I'd asume that means there's some standard alcohol licence, and there wouldn't be specific conditions on them like there are in the UK? It didn't really tell me as much as I needed to know ;_;
Yes, I'm begining to suffer somewhat for setting this novel in a country I've never visited. Shame it really won't work anywhere else :( Boo, plot bunnies, boo.