EUAM Ukraine will reform 20 police stations in 2017

Kęstutis Lančinskas (centre) presents the project during a panel discussion (Credit: EUAM Ukraine)

(BRUSSELS2) With the “Support for Police Reform” program of the European Union foresees the transformation of 20 police stations across Ukraine, to make them “ models of the national police. 

20 remodeled positions

The project, worth six million euros, will make it possible to " refurbish and equip selected police stations explained the Head of the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine), Kęstutis Lančinskas, on 20 December. The 20 police stations chosen are in the regions of Kiev (center), Kharkiv (east) and Lviv (west) (Editor’s note: two provinces where the European mission has extended its activity for several months already). Renovation work on substations aims to create a “ modern work environment that meets the needs of citizens who report crimes and respects the rights of the detainee ».

… and trained police officers

In addition to a reform of the premises, the project provides for " the training and equipment of police officers, based on the European Union's best practices in community policing, as well as the maintenance of public order. » Emphasis will be placed on public confidence building, anti-corruption initiatives, public awareness of community policing and the involvement of civil society in the development of an annual safety and security program. complaints management systems.

A model for the future

« Our plan concerns the 20 police stations with which we will cooperate, they will serve as models of the new police for the rest of the country. The project will be led by EUAM Ukraine, with support from the Swedish Police and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

(Leonor Hubaut)

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