“20% of the new Ukrainian patrol police are women. This is even more than in the US "- US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt

Source : 112 Ukraine

Number of women among patrol police officers has quadrupled compared to 2013 year
09:27, 5 July 2015

"Almost one in five policemen is woman. This is more than in USA. I have realized that there are no stronger woman that Ukrainian ones,” Pyatt admitted. 

As reported by the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, about 40% of applicants for patrol training program were women.

The First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Eka Zguladze, speaking to BBC-Ukraine, said that the worldwide law enforcement agencies tend to be masculine, but as shown by the experience, women are more effective in improving the law enforcement system. "Women always demand more proofs than men do. France, USA, Italy faces this problem. But the experience of all the countries shows that women's participation is very important, they improve police work. Women can do the police work not worse, and even better than men".

The expert Council for reforming the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Anastasia Leukhina, said in her blog that the number of women among police officers has quadrupled. "When we were selecting candidates, 20% of the applicants were women. At the end of 2013, according to official statistics, the number of women working for patrol, was 5%".

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