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President Jeenbekov on main functions of newly created Patrol Police


The main purpose of the new Police’s work is to inspire people’s trust in law enforcement agencies, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said at the official launch of the Patrol Police project.

The first goal of the Patrol Police is to improve the attitude of the police towards the population, to fight corruption and to ensure public safety. The most important thing is the people’s trust in the police, the Kyrgyz leader stressed.

Jeenbekov reminded the initiative to reform the General Directorate of Road Safety into the Patrol Police was voiced at his meeting with NGOs and the civil sector.

On June 19, 2018 I met with representatives of non-governmental organizations and the civil sector. During the meeting Head of the Center for Strategic Studies Temirlan Ibrayimov suggested reforming the General Directorate of Road Safety into the Patrol Police. I instructed to consider this issue.

A working group was formed, which included representatives of the civil sector. We have made changes to the legal acts. The most positive thing is that for the first time we recruited Patrol Service employees on the basis of a competition, he said.

The President concluded by saying the Patrol Police project is being implemented in two districts of Bishkek.

By the end of the year, we will have provided the entire city with the same equipment and cars. Next year we will distribute it throughout Kyrgyzstan, he said.

The creation of the Patrol Police is a strategic direction to improve the overall work of the police. After Bishkek, similar service is planned to be created in Osh and other cities in the country.

The new Patrol Police combines the functions of the Directorate of Road Safety and the old Patrol and Post Service, and will be more focused on policing. Its functions still include control over traffic safety on the roads

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency