25 October 2016

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Ukraine’s National Police chief announces creation of special "enforced" patrol units in Kyiv

Special "enforced" patrol units of the National Police are set to be set up in the Ukrainian capital, according to the National Police Chief Khatia Dekanoidze, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports on its website.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

"Before year-end, we really want to equip patrol police in order to cover additionally the international and national highways. This is also very important. That’s because I’m getting a lot of complaints if some patrol vehicle is parked in the bushes along the road. People do not want to see such a body as DAI [former traffic police], said Dekanoidze.

“However, unfortunately, we don’t have enough people for the patrol police to cover these roads. I hope the new personnel selection will go fine," she said.

Canada to send CAD 8.1 mln aid to Ukraine’s National PoliceDekanoidze noted that the selection is not a swift process.

"We are selecting another 1,400 officers, we will have new positions and new people - not only in Kyiv but also in Odesa, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, and Lviv. Most importantly, we will set up a special "enforced patrol" in Kyiv, which will maintain public order. However, this is a competition. It’s not that people pass within a day. This involves testing, police commissions, psychology tests, physical training," she added.

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