The National Police Day celebrations took place in Kharkiv yesterday. On the occasion of the professional holiday, the best police officers received engraved watches and certificates of merit. There was also an exhibition of weapons and special equipment.
According to the acting Head of the General Directorate of the National Police in the Kharkiv region Valerii Pakhomov, the new police has solved 18,000 crimes, removed from illegal circulation 500 firearms, 37 kg of explosives and 160 kg of drugs over a two-year period.
“For two years we have built up a new legislative base, developed a modern staff structure, increased cash benefits and updated units’ physical infrastructure. But most importantly, we act only on the basis of people’s needs. For half a year, police officers have intensified efforts in 40 settlements with a high level of criminal activity processing citizens’ requests,” said Pakhomov.
According to him, the national police works more efficient. For example, two years ago they managed to solve one of six crimes. Nowadays the result of their work is twice as better (one of three) than before. Rapid response teams arrive at a crime scene no longer than in 15 minutes.
Recall, the National Police Day in Ukraine is celebrated on August 4. The Department started working in 2015. The new Ukrainian police have solved more than 300,000 crimes and detained 180,000 criminals.
Text: Iryna Klymenko
Photos: National Police of Ukraine