This evening the first patrol troops will begin their service in the capital city. As Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov noted on his blog, besides foot police and police with cars, the parks of Kyiv will be protected by mounted police, and waterways, which belong to Kyiv and Kyiv region, will be secured by Cost guard.
About 2000 people were selected to do the protective duties in Kyiv. During the trainings 34 candidates were expelled due to different reasons (low achievements, truancy, misconduct or their own will), while all the rest successfully finished up the preparation.
Police officers were taught to be tolerant and follow the professional ethics, rules of the road, how to register the car accidents and use informational technologies, how to communicate with the media and how to respond on bribes offers.
Alexander Fatsevych, soldier of "Svityaz" battalion, became a head of patrol police Kyiv. "I will do everything to make new police officers be decent and honest," - said Fatsevych.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, police patrols will also appear in Kharkiv, Lviv, Odessa, and in the nearest future they will be functioning in Lutsk.
Kyiv police patrols will start their duties today at 9 PM. “Previous patrols will be replaced by the new ones. Part of the old staff will be fired, and some of them will be offered to participate the rehabilitation program”, said Avakov during the oath taking ceremony.