November the 7th, the Law of Ukraine “About the National Police” came into force. Major-General Anatoly Dmitriev was appointed as an acting head of the territorial body of the National of Police in the Kharkiv region by the order of the Head of the National Police of Ukraine.
Part of the current militia officers will be assigned as “temporary acting” on the posts in the corresponding organs of the National Police.
In order to become police officers militiamen will need to go through a certification. To have a change to pass it one should file a report containing a desire to serve in the National of police and should not have any reprimands from the internal security service.
“Nobody else goes in the national police automatically. Each employee will be required to pass the appropriate attestation contest to prove professional and moral readiness to serve in the National Police of Ukraine,” said the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov.
According to the Law “About the National Police” the full transition to the new structure should be conducted by December 31st of this year. Arsen Avakov assumed that the system will be renovated until the spring.
Recall, police reform in Ukraine started in 2015. In July, Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law “About the National Police,” which defines the legal base of the organization and status of the police. President of Ukraine signed the bill on August 4th.