The “Samopomich” Union faction will initiate a bill on the municipal police for the Parliament’s consideration. This was stated by Chairman of the faction Oleh Bereziuk.
“Last year, when the cities remained without representatives of the internal affairs authority, public safety was being protected by the citizens. The ordinary cities residents. Therefore, we initiate the consideration of a bill on municipal police. For the residents of the cities tobe involved in and have an influence on the appointment of the heads of police on the ground,” – said the deputy.
According to him, the municipal police should receive the same functions for the protection of the rule of law, which are now assigned to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“The Ministry of Internal Affairs should still be in charge of the criminal cases investigation. And as for the citizens’ security – these should be the police officers (appointed and funded by community of a city) that would ensure it,” – he stated.