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Patrol Police Service to work in all district of Bishkek from December 20

Patrol Police Service began to operate in two districts of Bishkek in pilot mode in November. Over a month, city resident managed to notice and appreciate the pros and cons of the new service. The corresponding conclusions were made at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Adylbek Biybosunov, the head of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, told how officers of the Patrol Police Service were trained to launch the service in all areas of the capital.

Starting from December 20, employees of the new police service will be patrolling all four districts of the city. They currently work only in Pervomaisky and Sverdlovsky districts.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 261 candidates have been trained at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs from July 22 to October 1, 2019. Other 235 people have been attending classes since October, those who have passed the second competitive selection.

As Adylbek Biybosunov noted, the best practices of foreign countries, in particular Georgia, Ukraine and Estonia, were used in the training. «In 2018, we visited the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, also we have received training programs from other states through international representatives. Based on these programs, a training course has been compiled. Particular attention is paid to such subjects as «Protection of human rights» and «Combating all forms of discrimination», «Communication skills of an employee», «Norms of ethics of civil servant» and, of course, «Knowledge of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic,» he said.

The head of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs also added that representatives of the Tbilisi Police Patrol Service came to Kyrgyzstan to share their experience. Specialists from Georgia had trained the teachers of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, representatives of the practical departments of the academy and students of the Patrol Police Service for a week. The training consists of three parts: theory, practice and organization of road safety. The training time is three months.

«The first step-by-step measures on ensuring safety have already shown their results. Patrol Police employees have already detected more than 130 crimes, revealed more than 1,700 violations of public order. With the help of software programs on tablets installed in patrol cars, wanted vehicles and also those with fake numbers are found,» Nur Satybaldiev, Deputy Head of the Central Traffic Safety Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, said.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs notes that the opinion of citizens about the police is changing for the better.