Training sessions for investigators and local police officers start in Kyiv region

September 27, training sessions for soon-to-be 78 investigators and 140 local police officers, who had successfully passed a competition, started in Kyiv region.

The Human Rights Information Centre correspondent reports this from the Kyiv training center for police officers.

Head of the National Police of Ukraine Khatia Dekanoidze said that the current candidates for the post of investigators and local police officers should gradually substitute the police officers who did not change in the course of reform.

"These people should gradually substitute those who do not change, despite the certification, reforms, and our efforts," she said.

Khatia Dekanoidze said that now the agency was working to introduce new standards and regulations for the local police officers.

OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine Vaidotas Verba said that it was very important for the police officers to have the powers and skills to protect themselves.

"Therefore, within nearly 700 hours of training, along with courses on human rights, tolerance, methods of investigation of crimes, much attention is paid to tactical training, interaction of police to ensure the safety of both population and each other," he said.

Khatia Dekanoidze noted that it would not be impossible to overcome corruption in the police, if the systemic reform of the law enforcement system was not carried and if the police officers had no motivation.


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