Units of patrol police will start their work in all regional centers of Ukraine, as well as the towns that lie close to the division line in Donbas – Kramatorsk, Lysychansk, Mariupol and others. Khatia Dekanoidze said this as quoted by Radio Liberty.
The Head of the National Police added that the office plans to draft and train more servicemen; only in Kyiv, 200 new patrol policemen are to be recruited. Another recruitment campaign is planned in Odesa and other big cities. Dekanoidze also said patrol police units will need to expand their responsibility areas, working at the national and international highways.
The National Police plans to announce the new recruitment campaign already next week. “We have another idea of creating backup teams for patrol policemen. These will work during large public events, and also cover and support their colleagues in tough cases. If we can expand the budget, we’ll be able to attract more people and announce a contest for participation in these units. We expect to engage 300-400 policemen this way”, Khatia Dekanoidze said.