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
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."
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
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."