‘The contest begins on September 6. We plan to recruit about 1,000 new officers. Most of them will be working in the capital; the rest will be stationed in regions’, Yevhen Zhukov, Head of Patrol Police Department of the National Police said.
According to him, the understaffing in Kyiv is caused by re-deployment of many officers to various regions, where they take top-rank offices.
Currently, the patrol police has been working in 32 cities across Ukraine. The staff has been performing duties at Kyiv-Chop and Kyiv-Zhytomyr highways, too. Special task forces of the patrol police also work in some Ukrainian cities.