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The training of future Ukrainian police chiefs

The 28 officers who received their diplomas on January 26 at the National Academy of Internal Affairs (NAIA) (Credit: EUAM Ukraine)

(B2) To reform the Ukrainian police, the European advisory mission in Ukraine places emphasis on its leaders. Objective: create an effective organizational culture within police stations, build trust between management and staff within the police, delineate tasks and fight corruption. EUAM Ukraine will thus begin, from February 21, 2017, the fifth phase of the delocalized training of the Ukrainian community police. 

A good police chief...

An initial two-week training course has already been organized in January for 28 Ukrainian police officers. The head of the mission, the Lithuanian Kęstutis Lančinskas, underlined on Thursday (26 January) the importance for a leader to have certain abilities, in particular to be able “ avoid confrontation, setting a good example, showing a human side, listening, adapting to changing circumstances and trusting subordinates ". " Good leaders are rare, and if we are not the best leaders, we can always become better " he added.

A nationwide training program

These courses are part of EUAM's efforts to create model police stations through a comprehensive training program planned for the coming months. For the first course, participants were chosen from six districts and resorts of the Kiev region: Brovary, Boryspil, Boryspil Airport, Vyshhorod, Kyiv-Sviatoshyn, Obuhiv.

From February 21, training will begin in the rest of the country. The first training is planned in Lutsk and Ternopil, in the west of the country. The Europeans' objective is to organize training in all 24 Ukrainian regions (compared to the 15 regions in 2016).

(Leonor Hubaut)

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Leonor Hubaut

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