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Equipment and new way of working, the EU supports the modernization of the Ukrainian police

(B2) Twenty police stations have been renovated in Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv regions to make police services more available and accessible to citizens

(credits: EUAM Ukraine)


This program – called 'SPRU' ​​(literally “Support for Police Reform in Ukraine”) was launched by the Ukrainian police with the support of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM Ukraine). Various modern equipment — computers, printers, but also cars etc. — were thus provided, with the joint support of the Swedish police, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the European Union (EUAM Ukraine). The total cost of the project is around six million euros.

... and community policing

Inspired by the Scandinavian police model, this new Ukrainian approach is accompanied by the launch of twelve community policing projects, in order to increase the population's confidence in their police services. This may involve supporting security in schools, setting up police centers in rural areas, or providing fraud prevention and protection for the elderly.


Also in Odessa

The European Union has also donated materials and equipment to the police station in Podilsk, in the Odessa region: computers, tablets and portable thermal printers. Amount: €21.500. Two other donations are planned by the end of May 2019.