European Union Advisory Mission Project in Sambir will be implemented in other Police stations of Ukraine

July 10, 2015

The District Police Departments of Ukraine will be reformed following the example of the Sambir Police Station (the joint Pilot Project of the EUAM and Lviv Regional police). It was said by the Minister of the Interior, Arsen Avakov, at the Board of the MoIA (10/07/15) in the presence of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko and the Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk.



“This is a successful experiment, most likely, Sambir Police Station will be taken as a model that will work “, said Minister Avakov.

The pilot project on introducing new forms and methods of work at Sambir Police Station was launched in Lviv region on the 9th of June 2015. The joint project of the European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) and the Police of Lviv region aims to implement an effective Response Police. It seeks to ensure better service delivery from local police officers in terms of their response to emergency calls and the service they can provide to local citizens.The patrolling response units were deployed to all areas of the city where they are assigned for duties. The units were provided with new police cars for quicker response and more presence of police at the places where they are mostly needed.

The Pilot Project implements a system based on European practices and the expectations of the public.

All of the 147 police staff of the Sambir Police Station received advice on new procedures regarding response. In addition, the job descriptions were modernised and standards of operations revised.