Law on police to come into force in three months

12:05, 06 August 2015
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The Law on the National Police has been published in the parliament’s official newspaper Holos Ukrainy.

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The final and transitional provisions state that the Law will enter into force in three months from the day of its publication, except for a number of provisions.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on July 2, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Law “On the National Police” No 2822 with 278 votes.

On August 4, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law on the National Police.

According to the law, the head of police is appointed and dismissed from office by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the proposal of the Prime Minister according to the proposal of the Interior Minister. First Deputy and deputies of the head of police shall be appointed and dismissed from office by the Interior Minister on the proposal of the head of police.

The law stipulates that the territorial police can be formed, eliminated and reorganized by the Cabinet of the Ministers on the proposal of the Interior Minister on the basis of the proposal of the police.

The Verkhovna Rada also established that the heads of territorial bodies of the National Police would be appointed and dismissed from office by the head of the National Police in coordination with the Interior Minister.

Read alsoPoroshenko: Brand new patrol police symbolizes ongoing reforms in UkraineAccording to the law, the police officers are prohibited from expressing personal attitude to the activities of political parties during the execution of official duties, as well as to use official authority for political purposes.

The structure of the territorial police is approved by the head of police in coordination with the Interior Minister. Staff list of the territorial police is also approved by the head of police. Heads of territorial police shall be appointed and dismissed from office by the head of police. Deputies of the heads of the regional police are appointed and dismissed by the head of the territorial police.

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