Custody Records: a system to protect the rights of both detainees and police officers

February 11, 2022

This week, the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) went to the village of Vita Poshtova, in the outskirts of Kyiv, to attend the opening of a new training polygon in the National Academy of Internal Affairs (NAIA). A new facility financed by EUAM to train recruited cadets, police officers, and the academy personnel on a new system: the Custody Records software.

Used for apprehensions and temporary detention procedures, the Custody Records is an integrated system video recording all actions relating to detainees during their stay in police custody. This recording system will help to reduce the improper treatment of detainees, but also protect police officers from false allegations.