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Arseniy Yatsenyuk on police reform: "We are reducing the number while improving quality"
23.09.2015 | 14:35
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged the current law enforcement officers to apply for joining the new police: "If you want to follow the oath, really help and protect the citizens of the country - you have such a chance," said the Prime Minister on Wednesday, September 23, in Poltava, where has been kicked off recruitment to the new patrol police.

He noted that the Soviet-era militia faded into oblivion. Instead, it has been already created a central executive body - the National Police. Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed the need to appoint a new head of the National Police, "who should have got a fine reputation, credibility and will to change."

The Prime Minister called on the current law enforcement officers to apply for joining the new police: "Not a single employee will be thrown out onto the street. Those who want to work in the new police, must pass tests, be in training, get certification and change their attitude towards service in the National Police. Now everything hinges on every law enforcement officer. If you want to follow the oath, and really help protect the citizens of the country - you have such a chance."

Arseniy Yatsenyuk also informed that the end of this year will see a decrease in the number of law enforcement workers up to 152,000: "There has already been a 24-thousand reduction."

"We are reducing the number while improving quality. And the amount of money saved due to the reduction are being allocated to an increase in salaries and bonuses to employees of law enforcement agencies, especially the National Police," he stressed.

In addition, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, it will be launched the project of district police officers who will have to work across the country. He noted that this is the safety of every citizen: "Everyone will have protection and help provided by a district police officer."

 

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