The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Ukraine and the European Union are launching a two-level project of police reform. For this purpose, Brussels allocated 6 million EUR.
This was announced during the meeting of Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov with the Head of the EU Advisory Mission (ECAM) Kestutis Lanchinskas, the press service of the MIA reports (UK).
According to Lanchinskas, the project involves work in two directions – “community policing” and “crowd control”.
“We are ready for the practical implementation of these ideas, we are ready to present our team in this work. The main partner – Swedish police, in addition, will be involved experts from Denmark,” he said.
The concept of “crowd control” envisages the creation of a special squad of police, whose activities will be based on the principle of de-escalation of tension during large-scale events.
“It will be a new nonmilitary police unit to ensure public order,” said Avakov.
He specified the project launch firstly in Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv. And in parallel, will be carried out the reform of the judicial police and pretrial custody.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the project should provide more efficient police work and enhance the level of trust towards the police.